How To Qualify For The 2014-2015 MAVNI Language Program


To qualify for enlistment into the 2014 – 2015 MAVNI Program, you should meet the following qualification criteria.

The applicant must be between the age of 17 – 34, and ship to Basic Training prior to their 35th birthday for enlistment. 21-40 for Health Care providers.

The applicant must score a 50 or higher on the ASVAB.

The applicant must meet the procurement physical standards of AR 40-501, chapter 2. Medical waivers are authorized.

[to_like]The applicant must be a legal non-immigrant alien lawfully admitted and permitted to be in the United States, in one of the following categories at time of enlistment.

  • Asylee, Refugee, or Temporary Protective Status.
  • In a non immigrant legal status category of one of the following; E-1, E-2, E-3, F-1, F-2, F-3, H-1B, H-1C, H-2A, H-2B, H-3, H-4, I, J-1, K-1, K-2, K-3, k-4, L-1, L-2, M-1, M-2, M-3, O-1, O-2, O-3, P-1, P-2, P-3, P-4, Q-1, Q-2, Q-3, R-1, R-2, S-5, S-6, S-7, T-1, T-2, T-3, T-4, TC, TD, TN, U, U-1, U-2, U-3, U-4, V-1, V-2, V-3
  • Prove legal status by providing valid unexpired foreign passports and one of the following; I-94 card, I-797, DS-2019, IAP-66, I-20 or other valid unexpired employment authorization issued by the Department of Homeland Security.

The applicant must have had legal status for at least two (2) years, with no single absence of more than 90 days from the U.S., immediately preceding the date of enlistment.

Misconduct waivers will not be authorized.

The applicant cannot have a current or remaining affiliation with another Country’s Armed Forces.

The applicant must be able to pass the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), at the 2/2 level or higher in both speaking and listening, see languages.

The applicant must enlist under the name listed on their immigration documents.

The applicant must have a Social Security Number

The applicant must be a High School Diploma Graduate of higher.

  • High School Seniors are authorized to Enlist.
  • Foreign education credentials must be translated and evaluated by a State Board of Education, or any degree granting College of University listed in the AIPE of NACES.
  • Exception to policy can be requested for individuals who graduated from a High School in a foreign country affected by the Global War of Terror, who cannot prove education completion.

Current Languages Recruited:

Albanian  Amharic  Arabic  Azerbaijani Bengali  Burmese  Cebuano   Cambodian-Khmer  Chinese Czech   French (with citizenship from an African Country) Georgian Haitian Creole Hausa  Hindi Igbo  Indonesian  Korean Kurdish  Lao  Malay  Malayalam  Moro (Tausug/Maranao/Maguindanao) Nepalese  Pashto Persian Dari Persian Farsi Portuguese  Punjabi  Russian  Sindhi  Serbo-Croation Singhalese  Somali  Swahili   Tagalog Tajik Tamil  Thai Turkish  Turkmen  Urdu (with citizenship from Pakistan or Afghanistan Uzbeck  Yoruba

Current Medical Specialties Recruited:

Regular Army (Active Duty): General Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Comprehensive Dentists, Pediatrician, Psychiatrist,  Internal Medicine, Family Practice, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Nuclear Science Officers, Entomologist, Licensed Clinical Social Work Officers, Licensed Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners,  Nurse Anesthesia

Army Reserve: General Dentist, Comprehensive Dentist, Prosthodontist, Oral Surgeon, Preventive Medicine, Urology, Anesthesiologist, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngologist (ENT), Psychiatry, Family Physician, General Surgeon, Thoracic Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Emergency Medicine, Entomologist, Clinical Psychologists, Physician Assistant, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

This information was complied from USAREC Message 12-248, 12-245, 13-164, and 14-002

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  • pinayrn

    i thought the program will be JUST until May 15, 2014?


    When does the 2014-2015 Program Open? After May 15?

  • navroze

    Is Punjabi/Hindi language still open? Can Veterinarians be a part of MAVNI program-healthcare or regular?

  • Serge Comeau

    I have applied for the mavni program since November 2013 and pass the asvab test with a score of 70 and still now the recruiter has not tell me anything is the mavni program really work? serge 786-2861515

  • Alexandre Monnier

    Hello, I’m a French citizen, i have spent 2 year in the U.S. and i would like to join the MANVI program, I already went to a recruiter office and theyr really would like to engage me, but the MAVNI program is only available for French speak with African citizenship, do you know anyway to pass this problem and still go in ? Or just explain why as a French speaker, I can’t join ? IT’s ever harder to understand when i saw a lot of “French speaker” from Africa who aren’t better than me at all.
    Than you !

  • Brenda

    If you have a b1/b2 visa, you’re not qualify for it?

  • Andrey Repnitskiy

    Hi guys! I am an american citizen for more than seven years, born in Ukraine. I know both Ukrainian and Russian very well (can teach in school), have some college (couple years but not degree). I heard that the US will send american troops to Ukrain in order to teach ukrainian army, fnd I can be an enterpriter or instructor in Ukraine. I am 50 y.o., but I feel that I could help my motherland and those who want to help it. Am I in the right site? If anyone knows about US instructors program to Ukraine, please let me know. Thank you in advance!

  • brownfox

    Sergeant Washington, If you have a B1/B2 visa, you’re not qualify for it? but languages is still open cebuano and tagalog?