How to become a Natural Citizen.

Step by step information on how to become a U.S. Citizen.

Step 1

If you are 18 years of age, and have been living in the U.S. for 5 or more years (or 3 years if you are married to a U.S. citizen) and reach all other criteria.(other criteria www.uscis.gov/citizenship)

Step 2

Complete and sign your Form N-400. ; Get 2 passport-style photos taken. ; Collect the necessary documents to demonstrate your eligibility for naturalization. Refer to A Guide to Naturalization for more information at www.uscis.gov/natzguide. ; Review your Form N-400 and supporting documents. Note: USCIS may ask for additional information if your application is incomplete. This will delay the processing of your application.

Step 3

Send in your application and documents and fees to USCIS. (Refer to www.uscis.gov/n-400 for filing addresses.) Once you submit Form N-400 and get a receipt notice, you can check current processing times and the status of your application by visiting www.uscis. gov

Step 4

You must call 1-800-375- 5283 to setup an appointment for your fingerprint required by the FBI.

Step 5

Once you get the last step complete. You have to scheduled a interview to complete the naturalization process.

Step 6

Receive a decision from USCIS on your Form that you did at step 1.

Step 7

Receive a notice to take the Oath of Allegiance.

Step 8

Take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States.

Step 9

Citizenship is the common thread that connects all Americans. Below is a list of some of the most important rights and responsibilities that all citizens—both Americans by birth and by choice— should exercise, honor, and respect. While some of these responsibilities are legally required of every citizen, all are important to ensure the continued vitality of our country and democracy. Rights • 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. • Right to apply for federal employment requiring U.S. citizenship. • Right to run for elected office. • Freedom to pursue “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Responsibilities • Support and defend the U.S. Constitution. • Stay informed of the issues affecting your community. • Participate in the democratic process. • Respect and obey federal, state, and local laws. • Respect the rights, beliefs, and opinions of others. • Participate in your local community. • Pay income and other taxes honestly, and on time, to federal, state, and local authorities. • Serve on a jury when called upon. • Defend the country if the need should arise.