It is the process to become a U.S. citizen. You can start today with Citizenshipworks, an easy-to-use online tool that guides you from start to finish and can connect you to free online legal advice.
How do I know if I am eligible to become a United States citizen?
If you are at least 18 years of age, have had a green card (lawful permanent resident) for at least five years (or three years if you are married to a U.S. citizen), you might be eligible. There are different requirements if you were or still are in the U.S. military. Visit Citizenshipworks to see if you might be eligible.
What does the naturalization process involve?
You file an application, pay a fee, pass an English and civics test during an interview, fulfill some other basic requirements and take the oath of citizenship.
How much does it cost to apply for citizenship?
It costs $680 per person, but you might be eligible for a fee waiver so you don’t have to pay to apply.
My English isn’t very good. Does that make me ineligible?
You must show that you can speak, read and write basic English. A short interview, which includes a civics test, is part of the process. But if you meet certain conditions, you might be eligible to take the test in your own language. If you have a disability you might not need to take either the English or civics test.
If I become a U.S. citizen can my children become U.S. citizens as well?
In many cases, if you naturalize and become a U.S. citizen, your children who are under 18 years old and living with you automatically become U.S. citizens.
Why should I become a U.S. citizen?
There are many rights and privileges only available to U.S. citizens, such as the right to vote, more job opportunities and earning potential, and travel with greater ease.