The basics of naturalization

us citzen

who is eligible?

  • at least eighteen
  • a lawful peramanent resident of the united states
  • resident and physically present in the united states for at least five years at thet ime of application
  • of good moral character

completing Your Application

working with your attorney you must do


  • complete form n-400
  • get two photographs of yourself that meet the requirements
  • collect the necessary documents
  • send your application documents and fee

getting fingerprinted

receive an application letter from uscis

go to fingerpirnt location

get your finger prints taken

mail additional documents

being interviewed and tested

  • Receive an appointment for your interview.
  • Go to your local office at the specified time.
  • Bring identification.
  • Answer questions about your application and your background.
  • Take the English and civics tests.
  • Receive a decision

Taking the Oath of Allegiance

  • Receive a ceremony date.
  • Check in at the ceremony.
  • Return your Permanent Resident Card.
  • Answer questions about what you have been doing since your interview.
  • Take the oath of allegiance.