Naturalization is the process by which Foreign Citizens or Nationals are granted United States Citizenship once they fulfill the requirements Congress set in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Generally speaking, the applicant must:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of filing the form N-400.
  • Have been a legal Permanent Resident of the United States for at least five (5) years (or three (3) years if they have been married to and living with a spouse who has been a U.S. Citizen for at least three (3) years).
  • Have been physically present in the U.S. for at least thirty (30) of sixty (60) months, but without having been outside the U.S. for a continuous period of six (6) months or more (with exceptions), prior to application.
  • Have lived within the applicant