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Overview of the Application Process for U.S. Naturalization
|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 includes several benefits like having a U.S. passport, the right to work, study and live permanently in United States. The process of becoming a U.S. citizen is also known as naturalization. Some people are born U.S. citizens and other people become naturalized citizens.
How to Become a Naturalized Citizen?
The first step to become eligible to apply for naturalization is to become a legal permanent resident also referred as green card holder. The naturalization application package can be ordered on this page and contain all the necessary information to learn how to apply to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. The naturalization application package explains how to access application forms, information about requirements, and the answer to frequently asked questions about the process of naturalization. This guide also cover information about naturalization requirements for the green card holder spouses of American citizens and about Military personnel that have several benefits including less waiting time to apply to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. There are also less requirements and less waiting time for the children of United States citizens. In some cases when the parents become naturalized the minor children become U.S. citizens automatically without having to apply for naturalization by action of law. Order this information package to learn how to become a naturalized U.S. citizen.
United States Naturalization Application Eligibility:
In order to apply to become a naturalized U.S. citizen the applicant must comply with the following citizenship application requirements:
- Be a legal permanent resident of the U.S. with a Permanent Resident 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 automatically).
- Continuous residence in the United States during the required time.
- 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.
U.S. Citizenship through 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.
U.S. Citizenship Test Information
People applying to become United States citizens must pass the Citizenship test also knows as the Naturalization test including the English and Civics exam. There are several civics questions that might be included in the test including history and current government questions. Also as part of the test most people must prove their ability to speak English except in certain special cases. The US government offers many studyguides and samples of the questions and answers for the test therefore is very important to have the right information to study and be prepared for the Citizenship test.
There are several questions that you probably have about the United States citizenship test, including the following:
- Where and when do I go to take the citizenship test or naturalization test?
- What If I am not able to go to my appointment for the test, can I reschedule for a later date?
- Is there a waiver or exemption to be naturalized without taking the english or civics test?
- Can I take the citizenship test in another language? or only in English?
- What type of questions are included in the English and civic sections of the citizenship or naturalization test?
- How will I know if I passed the citizenship test?
- What happens if I failed the test? can I do it again? How to appeal?
- Once I pass the naturalization test do I automatically become a United States citizen?
Find out the answer to several of your citizenship test questions including how to access official citizenship forms, application filing fees, and general official application information about the English and civics test.
The U.S. Naturalization English Test:
Your English skills will be tested in these three areas:
To test your ability to read in English, you must read one sentence, out of three sentences, in a manner suggesting to the USCIS officer that you understand the meaning of the sentence.
To test your ability to write in English, you must write one sentence, out of three sentences, in a manner that would be understandable as written to the USCIS officer.
Your ability to speak English is determined by your answers to questions normally asked by USCIS officers during the naturalization eligibility interview on Form N-400.
The USCIS have created study guides including sample questions and answers, flash cards, and other materials to help you prepare yourself for the test. Download the FAQ package with links to helpful study materials about U.S. Citizenship Exam. Download the United States Citizenship Test Study Package.
U.S. Citizenship Sample Civic Questions:
During your naturalization interview with the USCIS, an officer will ask you to orally answer a set of civics questions. You must answer six out of ten civics questions correctly to be able to pass the civics test. There is a list of 100 civics questions that may appear in the test. Download the Citizenship test for a list of study materials and answer to frequently asked questions about the Citizenship test.
The following are an example of civics questions about American history and the government that may be asked during the Citizenship Test.
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
There were 13 original states. Name three.
Who is the “Father of Our Country”?
Who was the first President?
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?
Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.
What is the supreme law of the land?
What did the Declaration of Independence do?
Name one branch or part of the government.
Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?
If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
Who makes federal laws?
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
What is the highest court in the United States?
This page can be found on: www.usimmigrationapplication.org/citizenship/naturalization
Information and Instructions about the U.S. Citizenship Application included in this immigration guide:
- How to become a United States citizen by naturalization?
- Who is eligible to become a U.S. citizen through the process of naturalization?
- United States citizenship information.
- How to become a U.S. citizen after obtaining my Green Card?
- I am a U.S. citizen, how do I request the citizenship for my wife or husband, and for my children?
- Can I apply for naturalization through an H1 work visa?
- Can I apply for naturalization though any type of U.S. visa?
- Where should I file and submit my naturalization application?
- How long does it takes the process of the citizenship application and naturalization?
- Filing fees and application forms for naturalization
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.