Becoming a U.S. citizen is the dream of many people across the world. American citizens enjoy significant benefits related to voting, travel, and the ability to petition for family members. The U.S. government is committed to protecting you when you travel and you can reenter the U.S. easily after long absences.
Once you are a permanent resident, you can apply to naturalize within five years or within three years if you are married to a U.S. citizen.Get Guide on How to Become a US Citizen
- Benefits of Naturalizing
- Naturalization Interview
- Removal of Conditions + Naturalization
- Preparing for Naturalization Tests
- Good Moral Character
- The Oath Ceremony
- How Can I Take a Modified Oath or Receive a Waiver for the Oath of Allegiance?
- Dual Citizenship
- Why Do Some People Have to Wait Four Years and a Day to Naturalize?
- Who Qualifies for an Exception to the two Standard Citizenship Tests?
- When I Apply to Naturalize Are there Any Risks to My Green Card?
- What is the Physical Presence Requirement for Naturalization?
- What is the Medical Disability Exception to the Citizenship Test for English and Civics?
- What Happens if I don't Pass the English or Civics Portion of the Citizenship Test?
- What Happens If I am Not Truthful at My Naturalization Interview?
- What Documents do I Need for the Citizenship Interview
- What are the Permanent and Conditional Bars to Good Moral Character for Naturalization?
- What are the Nine Standard Eligibility Requirements to Become a U.S. Citizen?
- What are the Four Parts of the English Portion of the Citizenship Test?
- Am I Already a US Citizen Even Though I was Born Outside the U.S.?
- Can You Naturalize if there are Issues with Your Taxes?
- Do I Need to Report Citations on My Naturalization Application?
- How Do I Accurately Calculate My Days in the U.S. to Naturalize?
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What is naturalization?
Who is eligible to naturalize?
What's the difference between 3 and 5 year eligibility?
What is "good moral character?"
What documents am I required to submit?
How do I prove my marriage is genuine?
What happens at the naturalization interview?
What happens after the interview and test?
What if my citizenship application is denied?
How can I prepare the strongest naturalization case possible?
What are the rights and responsibilities of a U.S. citizen?