When looking to become a naturalized citizen, you will see that there is a lot to the process. Today, we will talk about the basics of naturalization. This includes what to know about eligibility and the application process.
First, you must be eligible for naturalization in the first place. There are a few requirements you will need to hit. This includes:
- Being at least 18 years old
- Being able to speak and understand English
- Having good moral character
- Being a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. for at least 5 years before you apply for naturalization
- Be physically present in the country for at least 5 years before applying
If you hit all of these criteria points, then you may be eligible for naturalization. After that comes applying. This can be difficult in and of itself, due to how many steps there are in the application process.
First, you complete the application. You must have all necessary documents collected and must turn it in with a photograph. Next, remember to get fingerprints taken. This involves making an appointment. Officials may request more documentation. After this, you will get your interview and test. If officials grant you naturalization, you must then take the oath of allegiance.
Are you interested in learning more about naturalization? Are you curious about other parts of the immigration process? Do you want to read more about the steps it takes to become a citizen? If so, consider taking a look at our linked web page. It can be a good place to start on your journey to more information.