DoD Knowledge Base: FAQs

New Program to Allow Aliens on Visas in Military (MAVNI)
Published: 12/08/2008 | Updated:  07/29/2014

Where can I get information about this new pilot program?

The Army has information about their MAVNI program at the following websites:
Foreign language skills:
Medical skills:

The other military departments are developing the implementation plan in accordance with their needs. In the interim, please email: to let the services know you are interested and the full rules and application process will be forwarded to you once they are finalized. Additionally, the links below will provide the information currently available for the program.

The Defense Department release is available at and the fact sheet is at