How to begin the process
Naturalization is the legal process for someone from another country to become a U.S. citizen. After that person qualifies to apply for citizenship, they must complete an application and attend an interview. That person must also pass an English and Civics test. After all of these have been completed successfully, that person will take an oath of loyalty and will then become a citizen of the United States.
Are you eligible?
-Be at least 18 years old
-Be a lawful permanent resident of the United States
-Be a resident and physically present in the United States for at least 5 years at the time of application
-Be of good moral character
If you are unsure of this the USCIS provides a Naturalization Eligibility Worksheet to help determine if you are able to apply
If the requirements are met, then you may apply for Naturalization
Completing your application
While working with your attorney:
Complete form N-400 (the Application for Naturalization)
Get two pictures of your self, they must meet immigration service requirements
Collect the necessary documents
Send you application, documents and fee (320 application fee and 70 biometric fee for fingerprinting) to the appropriate Service Center