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U.S. Citizenship Application
Overview of the Application Process for U.S. Citizenship
|Procedure Name:||U.S. Citizenship Application, Form N-400 for Naturalization|
|Purpose:||For permanent U.S. residents, Green Card holders who are entitled to naturalization process to obtain United States citizenship.|
|Eligible Applicants:||Permanent U.S. residents, Green Card holders at the age 18 years old or older, who meet all Eligibility Requirements|
|Where to apply:||In USCIS immigration office. To apply for naturalization and complete the process abroad is impossible.|
|How to apply:||Order and download this information guide online now to learn how to apply for U.S. Citizenship.|
The Citizenship of the United States is one of the most advantageous citizenships in the world, there are several benefits of having a U.S. passport including the right to work in United States, and also the right to study and live permanently in the U.S. Among the benefits of a Citizen versus a Green Card holder status there are the fact that in most cases if you comply with certain requirements of physical presence and others, the children of Americans will be American citizens by birth even if they are born in a country abroad outside of the U.S. Also as a Citizen of the U.S. you have a preference over Green Card holders when applying for a Green Card for your relatives. A Green Card status can expire, especially if you move out of the U.S. permanently for certain period of time, but the Citizenship doesn’t expire. The process of becoming a U.S. citizen is also known as naturalization. Some people are born U.S. citizens through bird in the U.S. or abroad, and other people become naturalized citizens. People who become naturalized U.S. citizens may become double citizens, holding American citizenship and also their original citizenship. However not all countries allow dual citizenship.
Who becomes a U.S. Citizen at birth?
The rules for citizenship are extend and may be difficult to understand, order this guide to learn the requirements to become American automatically at birth and to learn how to obtain proof of the American citizenship of your child.
Children Born in the United States
A child may become a citizen of the United States automatically at birth if the child is born in the U.S. territory. The parents don’t have to be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.
Children Born Abroad from American parents
Some children that are born abroad from a United States citizen parent or parents may become U.S. citizens automatically at birth if the American parent or parents comply with certain conditions, like physical presence in the U.S. Most children who are born U.S. citizens abroad also acquire a foreign citizenship from the country where they were born or the citizenship of the non-American parent, therefore a children born abroad may become a dual citizen holding two different citizenships and two different passports.
How to Become a Naturalized United States Citizen?
There are several requirements to become a U.S. citizen, the first main step to become eligible is to become a green card holder. The citizenship application package can be ordered on this page and contains exact information on how to apply to become a U.S. citizen through the process of naturalization. The citizenship application package explains how to access application forms, information about different scenarios, requirements and answer to frequently asked questions about the U.S. citizenship. This guide also cover information about special citizenship requirements for the green card holder spouses of American citizens and about Military personnel that receive several benefits and less waiting time when applying to become U.S. citizens. There are also less requirements and waiting time for the children of United States citizens.
United States Citizenship Application Eligibility:
In order to apply for the Citizenship the applicant must comply with the following requirements:
- Be a legal permanent resident of the United States with a Green Card.
- Be 18 years old or older at the time to file for the citizenship application (with the exception of children that acquire U.S. citizenship through their U.S. citizen parents).
- Have Continuous residence in the United States during the required time.
- Have Physical presence in the United States during the required time.
- Have good moral and character.
- Pass the U.S. Citizenship test.
- Pass the Civics and English test that are part of the United States Citizenship test.
- Comply with the final requirement to take the oath of allegiance to the United States.
Information and Instructions about the U.S. Citizenship Application included in this immigration guide:
- How to become a United States citizen?
- Who is eligible to become a U.S. citizen?
- What is the process of naturalization?
- Children that become U.S. citizens automatically at birth
- A child born inside the United States from non-resident or non-citizen parents will acquire U.S. citizenship at birth?
- Children born abroad that become U.S. citizens at birth, how to request proof of their citizenship?
- American citizenship information
- How to become a U.S. citizen after holding a Green Card?
- How to apply for the U.S. citizenship?
- What forms to use to submit my citizenship application?
- I am a U.S. citizen, how do I request the citizenship of the United States for my spouse (wife or husband) and for my children?
- Citizenship requirements for military personnel
- Naturalization application for the spouse or children of members of the armed forces.
- Can I apply for the the U.S. citizenship through an H1 work visa or though other U.S. visa?
- Can I apply for the U.S. citizenship though any type of U.S. visa?
- Where should I file and submit my citizenship application?
- How long it takes the process of the citizenship application?
- How to check online the status of your citizenship application
- U.S. citizenship filing fees and application forms
- Information about the U.S. citizenship Civics test and the English test.
- Information about the oath of allegiance ceremony
- How to obtain a certificate of naturalization?
- How to apply for a U.S. Passport after my oath of allegiance ceremony?
- Learn how to locate U.S. consulates and embassies abroad.
This page can be found on: www.usimmigrationapplication.org/citizenship/citizenship-application
U.S. Citizenship Application Related Forms
- Application Form N-400 for Naturalization
- Instructions to Application Form N-400
- The electronic form, notification of acceptance of the petition-application
- The form of notification to the lawyer or person officially representing your petition-application.
- Form N-426, a certificate request for the military, including naval service (for military personnel only).
- Additional forms, Affidavits and other requirements
- Instructions to the form-application for U.S. Citizenship
Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with the government, we are a private publisher of information guides. This product only includes instructions, it does not include filing fees, or any other charges to submit your application.