Naturalization is the process where U.S. citizenship is given to a foreign citizen after they have fulfilled the requirements established by the Immigration and Nationality Act of INA. While the process may seem fairly straightforward, it is actually a very complex legal matter that should always be handed by an attorney.
Are You Eligible for Naturalization?
Before you can apply, you must meet strict requirements. An application for naturalization will automatically be denied if you do not meet the proper requirements, which include:
* You must be at least 18 years or older when you file.
You must be a permanent resident (Green card) for a minimum of five years.
*You must be able to prove that you have lived for at least three months in the state or a specified USCIS district.
*You must be able to prove that you have had continuous residency in the U.S. for a minimum of 5 years or at least 30 months of those 5 years.
*You must be able to read, speak, and write basic English.
*You must have an understanding of U.S. government and history and you will be tested on your knowledge.
* You must have a proven history of good moral character.
*You must demonstrate that you understand, relate, and will adhere to the principles stated in the U.S. Constitution.
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