U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization

CITIZENSHIP

A child born outside of the United States to a United States Citizen may automatically acquire citizenship depending on the law at the time of the child’s birth.

NATURALIZATION

Citizenship may also be acquired through naturalization if the applicant shows good moral character for the required period of time and meets residency requirements. A lawful permanent resident married to a United States Citizen must show good moral character and residence for a period of three years. If the naturalization applicant became a lawful permanent resident as a derivative or by means other than marriage, then the period of time is five years. The applicant must also not leave the United States for 6 months or more without prior authorization.

Civics Test In Your Native Language

Applicants who are age 50 or older and have lived in the U.S. as lawful permanent residents for 20 years when filing for naturalization, may take the test in their native language.

Applicants who are age 55 or older and have lived in the U.S. as lawful permanent residents for 15 years when filing for naturalization, may take the test in their native language.

Officers will administer a special test form for applicants who are age 65 or older and have lived in the U.S. as lawful permanent residents for 20 years when filing for naturalization,

Military

Members and Veterans of the United States Armed Forces may be eligible to naturalize under special provisions. Contact us for more information.

Posthumous Citizenship may be available to members of the military who served honorably and died from disease or injury incurred while in active duty during a particular period of hostility.

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