Citizenship and Naturalization

Follow these rules to become a U.S. Citizen

Have to be...

You have to be at least 18 years old

Be a permanent resident of the United States for 5 or more years.

Demonstrate continuous residence in the United States for at least 5 years

Prove that you have been physically in the United States for 30 months out of the 5+ years of being a resident

You have to live in the United States for a least 30 mouths

You must be someone with good moral character

Demonstrate an attachment to the principles and ideas of the U.S. Constitution

Have the ability to read, write, and speak basic English

Have a basic understanding of U.S history and government

Take an oath of allegiance to the United States of America

10 things you need to do to become a citizen

Step 1. Determin if you are already a U.S. Citizen

Step 2. Look at the naturalization eligibility worksheet to see if you are eligible to apply for naturalization

Step 3. Prepare your form N-400, application for naturalization

Step 4. Submit your Form N-400, application for Naturalization

Step 5. Go to the biometrics appointment if applicable

Step 6. Complete the USICS interview

Step 7. Receive a decision from USCIS on your form N-400, application for naturalization

Step 8. Receive a notice to take the Oath of Allegience

Step 9. Take the oath of allegiance to the United States

Step 10. Understsnding U.S. Citizenship