How to become a U.S. citizen
A comprehensive list on what to do.
- You have to make sure you want to become a citizen. This is major change to make in life and you must be sure this is what you (and your family) want.
- You must be at least 18 years old and have been a permanent resident for at least 5 years (or 3 years if you are married to a U.S. citizen) and meet all other eligibility requirements to qualify for citizenship.
- Fill out the N-400 form and turn it in along with 2 passport style photos and documents supporting your need to be a U.S. citizen.
- You must go and have biometrics done for the purpose of background checking. The biometrics is simply having your fingerprints recorded.
- Attendance at the interview for citizenship is a must. An interviewer will ask you questions on why you want to become a U.S. citizen. You will also be required to take a civics and English test to see if you really know anything.
- If you are accepted then you then must take the oath of allegiance in a ceremony.
- After the ceremony turn in your permanent resident card and receive the certificate of citizenship.