Eligibility Requirements for Naturalization
When an individual wants to become a citizen of the United States, they will have to go through the process of naturalization. Of course, there is a lengthy process that the individual will have to go through in order to successfully become a naturalized citizen. There are ten basic eligibility requirements that one will have to fulfill in order to become a citizen.
- The individual must be at least 18 years of age at the time the Application for Naturalization is filed
- The individual must be a permanent resident for at least 5 years
- The individual must prove that they have continuously resided in the United States for at least 5 years before the form is filed
- The individual must have been physically present in the U.S. for 30 months out of the 5 years before filing
- The individual must show that they have lived in the same state or district that they are applying in for at least 3 months. This may be different for students.
- The individual must be a person of good moral character
- The individual must be able to demonstrate an attachment to the ideals of the United States Constitution
- The individual must pass the U.S. history and government examination
- They must demonstrate an ability to read, write, and speak basic English
- They must finally, take an oath of allegiance to the United States
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