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IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP

Applying for Naturalization

Becoming a U.S. citizen is a personal decision. It is important that immigrants interested in becoming citizens have correct information about the naturalization process.

The links below will help those interested in U.S. citizenship learn more about eligibility requirements and the application process. If you need help to prepare for the naturalization interview and test, visit the Naturalization Test Study Materials section of this website.

The USCIS Citizenship Resource Center
The Citizenship Resource Center from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides a one-stop resource for locating information about becoming a U.S. citizen. The website will help you understand the naturalization process, learn about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and prepare for the interview and test.


Learn About the Naturalization Process
A Guide to Naturalization is a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) publication that provides information on the benefits and responsibilities of citizenship, an overview of the naturalization process, and the eligibility requirements you must meet to be considered for U.S. citizenship.


Naturalization Eligibility Requirements
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides a list of the general eligibility requirements for naturalization.


Attend a Naturalization Information Session
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regularly holds information sessions for the public. These sessions help permanent residents and others interested in naturalization learn about eligibility, testing, and citizenship rights and responsibilities.


Naturalization Information for Military Personnel and Family Members
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents (spouses and children) may be eligible for naturalization/citizenship, including expedited and overseas processing, under special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides additional information about naturalization for members of the military. This site is also available in Spanish.


Download the Application for Naturalization (Form N-400)
To apply for naturalization, you will need to file Form N-400. You can download this form and instructions at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website. This site is also available in Spanish.


The Naturalization Test
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides information on the naturalization test. To become a naturalized U.S. citizen, you must pass the naturalization test. At your naturalization interview, you will be required to answer questions about your application and background. You will also take an English and civics test unless you qualify for an exemption or waiver. This site is also available in Spanish.


The Rights and Responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship
The Citizen's Almanac is a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) publication that highlights the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, prominent foreign-born Americans, presidential quotes on citizenship, patriotic songs and poems, and several of our essential founding documents.


The USCIS Office of Citizenship
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' (USCIS) Office of Citizenship is responsible for promoting instruction and training on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and providing immigrants with information and tools necessary to successfully integrate into American civic culture.