I AM A PERMANENT RESIDENT.
HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR AND APPLY FOR AMERICAN / US CITIZENSHIP?
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States citizenship carries many responsibilities with it. The decision
to become a US citizen is a very important one. Being granted US citizenship
is known as naturalization. In most cases, a person who wants to naturalize
must first be a permanent resident. By becoming a US citizen, you gain
many rights that permanent residents or others do not have, including
the right to vote. To be eligible for naturalization, you must first
meet certain requirements set by US law.
What are the basic requirements to apply for naturalization?
Generally, to be eligible for naturalization you must:
• Be age 18 or older; and
• Be a permanent resident for a certain amount of time (usually
5 years); and
• Be a person of good moral character; and
• Have a basic knowledge of US history and government; and
• Have a period of continuous residence and physical presence
in the US; and
• Be able to read, write and speak basic English. There are exceptions
to this rule for someone who:
- Is 55 years old and has been a permanent resident for at least 15
- Is 50 years old and has been a permanent resident for at least 20
- Has a physical or mental impairment that makes them unable to fulfill
When can I apply for naturalization?
You may be able to apply for naturalization if you are at least 18
years of age and have been a permanent resident of the US:
• For at least 5 years; or
• For at least 3 years during which time you have been, and continue
to be, married to and living in marriage with your US citizen husband
or wife; or
• Have honorable service in the US military.
Certain spouses of US citizens and members of the military may be able
to file for naturalization sooner than noted above previously.
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