Becoming a U.S. citizen is the dream of many people across the world. American citizens enjoy significant benefits related to voting, travel, and the ability to petition for family members. The U.S. government is committed to protecting you when you travel and you can reenter the U.S. easily after long absences.
Once you are a permanent resident, you can apply to naturalize within five years or within three years if you are married to a U.S. citizen.
Removal of Conditions + Naturalization
If you are a conditional permanent resident and getting ready to apply for a ten-year green card (through Form I-751), it may be a good idea to think about becoming a US citizen. Click to learn more.
Preparing for Naturalization Tests
For many people, the most nerve-racking part of the naturalization process is taking the required English-language and civics tests. While it may seem daunting, both tests are completely manageable if you prepare well by using the abundance of free study materials offered online. Click to learn more.
The naturalization interview is the final step to getting your naturalization application approved. You may bring an attorney to represent you at the interview if you wish. This is especially recommended if you have a complex legal issue in your background that could potentially deem you ineligible for naturalization, such as a divorce from your sponsor shortly following your green card issuance, an extended trip during a time you were supposed to be residing in the U.S., or a serious criminal charge. Click to learn more.
Good Moral Character
In order to become a naturalized citizen, one must exhibit good moral character for the five-year period leading up to their oath ceremony. Click to learn more.