The naturalization process is not always straightforward or simple. This process requires the assistance of an experienced immigration lawyer who can handle your case with confidence. If you are interested in understanding how to qualify for naturalization and the benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen, continue reading. Do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced immigration firm. We would be happy to walk you through each step of the process ahead. There is not much more rewarding for an immigration lawyer than seeing their clients become U.S. citizens. We are prepared to take on your case today.
How to Qualify for Naturalization
Individuals must meet the following qualifications to qualify for naturalization as a United States citizen:
- Prove your physical presence in the United States for at least 30 months out of the 5 years before filing Form N-400.
- Form N-400 is used through the naturalization process to apply for U.S. citizenship. It is a series of questions about eligibility, marital history, children, criminal activities, personal information, and an oath of allegiance to the United States.
- Prove your continuous residence in the United States for at least 5 years before the date of filing Form N-400.
- Prove that you are a person of good moral character.
- Be at least 18 years old and a permanent resident for at least 5 of those years
- Prove you have lived for at least 3 months in the state or USCIS district where you apply
- Communicate in English, via reading, writing, and speaking.
- Have a sufficient understanding of United States civics and history.
- Demonstrate that you are committed to the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution.
What are the benefits and duties of becoming a U.S. citizen?
There are many benefits and obligations that come with being granted naturalization. The following are the most prominent benefits and duties of becoming a U.S. citizen:
- You qualify for certain federal scholarships and grants
- You can obtain certain government benefits
- Maintain residency in the United States
- Jury duty
- Obtain citizenship for children who are younger than 18 years old
- The right to vote
- Travel access with a U.S. passport
- Bring family members into the United States
- Become an elected official
- Apply for federal jobs
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