Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The naturalization process can be stressful, and when a client is successful, the grant of citizenship is emotional and rewarding for both our Firm and our clients.
In general, the following requirements must be met to obtain US citizenship:
- Be at least 18 years old at the time of filing the application for naturalization.
- Be a permanent resident (have a ?Green Card?) for at least 5 years (or 3 years if married to a US citizen).
- Show that you have lived for at least 3 months in the state or USCIS district where you apply.
- Demonstrate physical presence in the United States for at least 30 months out of the 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing an application (or 18 months if married to a US citizen).
- Be able to read, write, and speak basic English.
- Have a basic understanding of U.S. history and government (civics).
- Be a person of good moral character.
- Demonstrate an attachment to the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution.
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