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The Path To U.S. Citizenship: A Step-By-Step Guide

Becoming a United States citizen is an incredible privilege with many benefits. The process of obtaining U.S. citizenship can be complex, but understanding the requirements and steps involved is essential to becoming a successful citizen.

In this guide, we’ll go over how to become a U.S. citizen, from eligibility requirements to filing paperwork. We’ll go through each process step and how to prepare for it so you can achieve your dream of becoming an American citizen as efficiently as possible!

U.S Citizenship Requirements and Eligibility

First, you must exhibit that you have legally resided in the United States through marriage, work authorization, or other legal means.

In addition to proving legal status, you have to demonstrate that you have been in the United States for at least five years (or three years if married to a U.S Citizen). This means providing proof of residence, such as utility bills or tax returns.

Filing the N-400 Application 

The N-400 application is the official form for applying for U.S. citizenship. The form consists of 18 sections covering multiple topics such as the applicant’s personal information, criminal background, family background, etc.

Biometrics Appointment

After filing the N-400 application form, you’ll be required to provide your fingerprints and have your photograph taken. The U.S. government uses this biometric information for identity verification for immigration purposes.

U.S. Citizenship Test & Interview

The U.S. citizenship test consists of 10 questions about American history, government, and civics. You pass the test by answering 6 out of 10 questions correctly. After passing the test, some applicants will be required to have an interview; a USCIS officer will determine this. 

Oath Of Allegiance & Ceremony

Once you have completed the U.S. citizenship application process and passed the test and interview, you will be ready to take the Oath of Allegiance and attend a naturalization ceremony. 

The Oath of Allegiance is a pledge to uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States, renouncing all previous allegiances. You’ll receive your Certificate of Naturalization at a ceremony and officially become a U.S. citizen.

Become A U.S Citizen With The Help Of Presti Law Firm

The journey to becoming a U.S. citizen is a dream shared by many immigrants with no legal status in the United States. They envision a future where they can live without fear, contribute to society, and embrace the opportunities this great nation has to offer.

The U.S. citizenship process is complex and can be overwhelming. That’s why you’ll succeed at this process without any hassle with the expert legal assistance of Presti Law Firm. Our team will ensure you can pursue your dreams and build a brighter future in the United States. Contact us, and let’s start making a plan!

 

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