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Everything You Need To Know For the 2014 – 2015 MAVNI Language Program


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Since the Revolutionary War, immigrants and foreign nationals have served within the ranks of the United States Military. In the past, immigrants required a green card (lawful permanent resident status), today qualified applicants are being granted an exception to the rule…

The MAVNI Program

The Military Accesions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program authorizes each branch of the Military, to recruit certain legal aliens, whose skills are considered to be VITAL to national interest. Those holding critical skills – linguistics, physicians, and nurses, who are in the U.S. on a temporary visa, are allowed to enlist or commission into the Military Service of their choice. For FY 2014, the program is open to all Recruiting Centers and there will be a limited amount of vacancies. The rumor mill tells me that the program will be capped at 1400, with each language being capped at 90…

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  1. aderonke

    September 27, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    I came in on F1 visa. I was in school for two years before I left school because of financial reasons. I speak one of the languages listed above. Can I still be eligible to enter the MAVNI program?

  2. jeffson

    September 25, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    when does the mavni program re opens because its closed for the year as of September 30th

  3. glenn igloria

    September 23, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    I’m 39 y. o. where can I get an age waiver, I’m so much interested in serving this country.

  4. Benson

    September 10, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Is there any available slot for tagalog language or cebuano?

  5. Nina

    September 7, 2014 at 6:50 AM

    Can i apply for the MAVNI program? I am a registered nurse here in the Philippines and have 4 years experience in a tertiary hospital. I passed the NCLEX Examination and currently holding my visa screen. I have a B1/B2 visa. thank you very much and hope to hear from anyone that might help my application.

  6. Nina

    September 7, 2014 at 6:46 AM

    I just want to know if I can apply for the

  7. Nina

    September 7, 2014 at 6:30 AM


  8. enrique

    September 3, 2014 at 4:42 AM

    I liked to joined the mavni military. I am from the Philippines work here in US as a caregiver for almost 6 years.
    I have ssn and unconditional green card residents.
    let me know please if I am capable to joined. thank you..


    September 3, 2014 at 2:46 AM


  10. Yakup

    September 1, 2014 at 1:20 AM

    Hi my name is Yakup and I will love to join mavni program..I speak Kurdish,Turkish fluently what do I have to do? Please email me back

  11. AP

    August 26, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    I submitted my paper work to get my G845 (i think that was the name for the immigration document) in late May, and I have been calling the recruiting officer every week since but there is no update on my G845, is this usual? And will the program close this october? If it does, and I do not hear back from USCIS, does that mean I would not be able to join? Please email me back @

    Thank you

  12. lee

    August 19, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    I submit some paperworks and documents to my recruiter on june and currently still waiting for him to ring me up to take the asvab. However, its been a while since june, I haven’t hear from him. So I’m wondering does the mavni program closed already or does it in process to reopen again, does any one knows?? Please contact me:
    Thank you!!

  13. Curtez

    August 15, 2014 at 6:35 AM

    email sent.

  14. Sergeant Grewal

    August 14, 2014 at 5:16 AM

    Please contact me @

  15. DK

    August 7, 2014 at 4:10 AM

    Hello I am new for Mavni Program,
    I would like to know that how’s active duty and army reserve seat work for Mavni Hindi language?
    It’s up to Candidate for select Active duty or Army Reserve? or Candidate doesn’t have selection what opening canditate have to take it?

  16. Nora

    July 10, 2014 at 3:44 AM

    Have been in the us for 7 months now and I want to join the Mavni is it possible for been in us for 2years be wave

  17. bahoi

    July 7, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    My friend who is in Army through MAVNI told me that MAVNI is open again? for Korean language? is it true? anyone knows?

    Thanks a lot

  18. Anonymous

    July 7, 2014 at 2:29 AM

    Will the closed languages re-open ?

  19. Plum

    June 26, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Every body has received their security clearance but me. How long will it take to receive it?

  20. Moses

    June 19, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Tomir I just came back from the recruiter. I also speak 3 languages and I am also on F-1 visa. No waivers for 2 yrs. I’m on my 1 yr and 9 months and they told me to come back once I filled the 2 yrs. Also they need your legal stay to be available for 6 months more from your 2 yr requirement because it takes 180 days from your enlistment to shipping date. This is to leave space for background checks and stuff.

  21. Tomir

    June 17, 2014 at 6:03 AM

    i have F1 visa and I speak 3 mavni languages.. problem is Im not in usa for 2 there any waivers for that?

  22. Rob (Nick name)

    May 8, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    “Nepalese” language is listed as closed as of second February. Does that mean, I am no more allowed to enroll in Mavni taking Nepalese language test ?

    • rubi

      May 28, 2014 at 11:37 AM

      i’m curious about the same thing. if you’ll get the answer, let me know :)

  23. Fortune

    April 27, 2014 at 5:27 AM

    Is there a Mavni reserve ?

  24. John

    April 21, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Once you start an application for MAVNI program, how long is the application valid till?

  25. Abdul

    April 21, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    I applied for my social security card through MAVNI , Now its being over a month but I still haven’t received my number yet!!! I called the social security office and they said It takes awhile because they have to contact home land security first before they issue a card.

  26. BEDU

    April 8, 2014 at 5:21 AM

    How long it takes to receive SSN after applying through MAVNI?

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