Naturalization is the process of becoming a citizen of the United States. Foreign nationals seeking citizenship can use the N-400 form to submit a formal application to USCIS. To qualify for naturalization, applicants must meet the following basic requirements:
- Be at least 18 years of age at the time of filing the application;
- Have been a lawful permanent resident for the past three (3) or five (5) years (depending on selected naturalization category);
- Have continuous residence and physical presence in the United States;
- Be able to read, write, and speak basic English;
- Demonstrate good moral character;
- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government;
- Demonstrate a loyalty to the principles of the U.S. Constitution; and
- Be willing to take the Oath of Allegiance.
MJB Immigration attorneys help clients determine when they are eligible for Naturalization. Please feel free to schedule a consultation or submit an online inquiry to be connected to a qualified immigration attorney.