Naturalized Citizen in the U.S.

By Alexis and Erika

10 steps to be come a citizens of the U.S.

You must follow these ten steps to become a naturlized citizen.

Step 1: If you already are a U.S. citizen

If you are born in the U.S. you are a citizen, but if you weren't then you would have to take a naturalization test to become a citizen.

Step 2: Determine your eligibility to become a U.S. Citizen.

You must be at least 18 and have been a permanent resident for at least 5 years ( 3 years if married to a U.S. Citizen ) to quality for naturalization.

Step 6: Complete the interveiw

The USCIS will schedule an interview to your case is complete, if you don't attend this interview you have to write the information to the USCIS.

step 6a: Applacation continued

If you fail the English or civics test the USCIS will schedule 60-90 days from you first test.

Step 7: recieve a decision from USCIS on your form n-400, application for naturalization.

"Granted- USCIS may approve your N-400 if the evidence on record establishes your eligibility for naturalization."

"Denied- USCIS will deny your Form N-400 if the evidence on record establishes your eligibility for naturalization."

Step 7a: application denied

USICS will send you a letter explaining why your form N-400 was denied. You may request a hearing to appeal this decision.

step 8: recieve a notice to take the oath of allegiance.

You may participate in the oath ceremony on the same day as your interview. The USCIS will mail you a notification with the date, time and location if the oath ceremony is unavailable.

step 9: take the oath oof alligence to the united states.

You are not a U.S. citizen until you take the oath of Allegiance at the naturalization ceremony.

Step 10: understanding U.S. citizenship.


  • Freedom to express yourself.
  • Freedom to worship as you wish.
  • Right to a prompt, fair trial by jury.
  • Right to vote in elections for public officials



  • Support and defend the U.S. Constitution
  • Stay informed of the issues affecting your community


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