Becoming a US Citizen


Lawful Permanent Residents in the US may apply to become naturalized US citizens once they meet certain requirements. The primary requirement that must be met is the amount of time spent as a permanent resident. Depending on how an individual gained permanent residency in the US, she becomes eligible for naturalization after either 3 or 5 years. Eligibility is also dependent on continuous residence and physical presence in the US and ability to show “good moral character.

Here’s how to apply for US citizenship: