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What are the steps to naturalization?

You are interested in becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States, but you feel overwhelmed by the complicated process of naturalization and the many legal hurdles along the way. However, you are determined to pursue naturalization so that you can become a naturalized American.

Becoming a naturalized citizen is not easy, but the reward is the numerous rights and protections offered by the U.S. government. In this post, we’ll take a look at the basic steps of naturalization.

  • Determine if you are eligible

There are several eligibility requirements for naturalization. You must be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • A lawful and permanent U.S. resident
  • Living in the U.S. for at least five years
  • Of good moral character

If you fit these requirements, then you can begin applying for naturalization.

  • Submit your application

To apply, you must fill out a Form N-400 Application for Naturalization. Include two photographs of yourself along with the application fee and any other necessary documentation.

  • Complete fingerprinting

Then, the United States Center for Immigration Services will send you an appointment letter. You will go to the designated fingerprinting location, get your fingerprints taken. The USCIS takes this security measure to prevent fraud.

  • Submit to an interview and testing

You will then have an interview at your local immigration office, where an immigration officer will answer questions about your application, history and background. You will also have to take tests about American civics and the English language.

  • Take an oath of allegiance

If your application for naturalization is accepted, you will receive your Permanent Resident Card and take the oath of allegiance.

Don’t go through these steps alone

This process can be intimidating, full of complex paperwork, delays, deadlines and red tape. Fortunately, you do not have to go through it alone. Many people choose to work with an attorney to complete the naturalization process. You will want as much assistance as possible to help ensure that your application is accepted. If it is, you can begin your new life in the U.S. as a naturalized citizen.

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