How to Get Citizenship in U.S.A

  • POSTED: June 6, 2013
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How to Get Citizenship in U.S.A

This blog article is about how to get citizenship in U.S.A If you are a foreigner looking to immigrate to the United States, you will need to take the steps to obtain a green card and/or obtain U.S Citizenship. There are many steps you can take to become a U.S. citizen and you can obtain citizenship in more than one way.

The first way to become a U.S. citizen is through birth. You had to have been born in the U.S. or one of it the country’s territories. You can also be a citizen if you were born to parents who are already citizens. If these requirements do not apply to you, there are a couple of other ways to become a citizen.

Naturalization

You can also become a U.S. citizen by applying for naturalization. Naturalization is the process which the United States Government grants a Lawful Permanent Resident Citizenship after he or she fulfills certain requirements. Most applicants have to take a test on civics and English (which means that the test will be given to you orally-up to 10 questions where you have to get at least 6 correct–you will also have to write a simple sentence in English). The USCIS website provides a plethora of resources to prepare for the test.

Start by filling out form N-400, Application for Naturalization. The form contains ten pages and eight pages of instructions. There are a few different places to mail the form. Please visit the USCIS website for more information on where to mail your application. The filling fee is $595 and an extra $85 that is a biometric fee where applicable. There is no fee for military applicants filing under 328 and 329 of the INA ( special rules apply for those who are applying based on their experience in the military). Of note: applicants 75 years or older are not charged a biometric fee.

Please read “A Guide to Naturalization”, this is form M-476. It provides information on eligibility requirements to become a U.S. citizen. You may qualify for naturalization if you have been a permanent resident and meet all other eligibility requirements, you have been a permanent resident and meet all other eligibility requirements to file as a spouse of a U.S. citizen and you are a serving in the U.S. armed forces and meet requirements. Your child may also qualify for naturalization if you are a U.S. citizen.

Please remember that you may already be a U.S. citizen if your biological or adoptive parents are citizens or became citizens before the age of 18. You should talk to an experienced immigration attorney if this is your situation.

 This blog post has been about how to get citizenship in U.S.A.   You should also read our blog article: “10 Things USCIS checks at Your Citizenship Interview”. You should always consult with an immigration attorney if you are considering filing for citizenship.  If you have immigration problems your case can be denied, or worse, you can lose your green card. 

Lawrence Gruner is an immigration attorney with almost 20 years of experience handling immigration cases including fiancé visa cases and green card cases.  He would be happy to talk to you about your immigration case.  He may be reached at 888-801-6558

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