General Eligibility Requirements for Naturalization
Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card holders) may apply for naturalization if they satisfy the following general eligibility criteria:
- You are at least 18 years of age at the time of filing (except active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces),
- You are a permanent resident of the United States for a required period of time,
- You have lived within the state or USCIS district where you claim residence for at least 3 months prior to filing,
- You have demonstrated physical presence within the United States for a required period of time,
- You have demonstrated continuous residence for a required period of time,
- You demonstrate good moral character,
- You demonstrate an attachment to the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution,
- You demonstrate a basic knowledge of U.S. history and government (also known as “civics”) as well as an ability to read, write, speak and understand basic English, and
- You take an Oath of Allegiance to the United States. Some applicants may be eligible for a modified oath.
Our Process for Filing Naturalization Applications with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
- The Firm will collect all personal information and documents required for the Naturalization application to be filed with the USCIS.
- The Firm will assemble a Naturalization package with all required documentation.
- After filing Form N-400, USCIS will schedule a biometric appointment at a local USCIS field office for the Client. The Client must attend this interview.
- The Firm will provide a list of documentation for the Client to compile, organize and present at the Naturalization interview. The Firm will counsel on what to expect and how to prepare for the interview.
- Complete the Interview! Once the preliminary processes described above are complete, USCIS will schedule an interview with you to complete the naturalization process. You must attend the interview at the USCIS office at the date and time issued on your appointment notice.
- Receive a decision from USCIS on your Naturalization application. USCIS will mail a notice of decision to you and our law office. If a Request for further Evidence is issued, our attorneys will assist in filing the response.
- If the Naturalization application is approved by USCIS, you will receive a notice to take the Oath of Allegiance and participate in a naturalization ceremony. If a naturalization ceremony is scheduled on the day of your interview, you may be eligible to participate in the ceremony at that time.
To see if you are eligible for U.S. Citizenship, please call our office at (305) 391-2105