Naturalization is the process where permanent residents of the US apply to become citizens of the US. You must agree to support the United States and its Constitution, and in exchange you receive the benefits of citizenship, including the right to vote, serve on a jury, and hold foreign office.
To be eligible for naturalization, you must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Obtain permanent residency (your green card), reside in the US continuously for five years (three years for spouses of US citizens)
- Be able to speak, read, and write English at a proficient level (there are certain exceptions to this requirement) and have a basic understanding of US history and civics
- Demonstrate that you are a person of good moral character
- Take an oath of allegiance to the US government and constitution
If you have any questions or concerns about the citizenship process, contact Attorney Rachel Benedict to schedule a consultation.