Becoming a U.S. Citizen
by Kennedy Ortega and Ian DeAnda
- You must be 18 years or older to apply.
- Take an oath of allegiance to the United States.
- Be a person of good moral character.
- You must have lived in the U.S. for at least 5 years.
- Demonstrate an attachment to the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution.
- Be able to read, write, and speak basic English.
- Show that you have lived in the state where you are trying to apply.
- Have a basic understanding in U.S. history and government.
- Prove that you've actually been in the U.S. for 30 months
10 Steps to Becoming a U.S. Citizen
- Determine if you are already a U.S. citizen.
- Determine your eligibility to become a U.S. citizen.
- Prepare Form N-400 Application for Naturalization.
- Submit Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.
- Go to the Biometrics Appointment, if Applicable.
- Complete the Interview.
- Receive a Decision from USCIS on your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.
- Receive a Notice to Take the Oath of Allegiance.
- Take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States.
- Understanding U.S. Citizenship