Orlando Naturalization Lawyer
Naturalization is the process through which a foreign citizen becomes an American Citizen
US Naturalization - Requirements
You are eligible to file for Naturalization if:
- You are at least 18 years old.
- If you received your green card through marriage to a U.S. Citizen, you have Permanent Residence Status (Green Card) for at least three years and are still married to and living with the same U.S. Citizen. Otherwise, the permanent residency requirement is five years.
- You have been a resident of the state in which the petition was filed for at least three months.
- You have been physically present in the U.S. for at least one-half of the five years (one half of the three years for spouse of a Citizen).
- You have reside continuously within the U.S. while the application for naturalization is being processed.
- You have not been absent for a period more than one year during the period residence (three or five years).
- You are a person of good moral character.
- The applicant must be interviewed by the INS.
- You speak, understand and write basic English. Some exceptions may apply.
- You are willing to serve in the U.S. armed forces or to perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by law.
SPECIAL NOTE: There are some exceptions to the above rules. It may be possible to obtain waivers or exemptions from the above requirements. Also, often a person may be a U.S. Citizen derivatively based on the citizenship of his or her parent. In such case, the person would not need to apply for naturalization; rather for a certificate of citizenship. Consult an experienced immigration professional about the best route to your citizenship.
A person to whom the naturalization is granted becomes a citizen of the U.S. and, as such, he/she acquires all privileges of U.S. Citizens.
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