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U.S. Citizenship through Naturalization

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What is the U.S. naturalization process?

As a Green Card holder you may obtain U.S. citizenship through naturalization, after having held your Green Card for a certain amount of time. Depending on how you got your Green Card, there may be intermediate steps to consider.

Once you have obtained your Permanent Resident Permit, and stayed in the U.S. for at least 5 years (and only 3 years for spouses of U.S. citizens), depending on your situation, you may qualify for naturalization to become a U.S. citizen, with all the rights and duties that entails.

Green card holders fulfilling certain military service requirements may have special exemptions and conditions, varying from case to case. Your advisor will be able to help you determine if any of these apply to your case.

The decision to become a U.S. citizen is an important one, and implies considering the many rights and responsibilities that come with citizenship. The process of welcoming New Americans into the Nation is an integral part of the founding principles of the Republic, and has helped shape the country into what it is today. 

On the part of the new citizen, it represents a commitment to these principles, with the right and duty to actively participate in shaping the future of the Nation.

When applying for naturalization to become a U.S. citizen, you must:

Be at least 18 years of age at the time you file the application;
Have been a Green Card holder for the past three or five years (depending on which naturalization category you are applying under);
Have continuous residence and physical presence in the United States;
Be able to read, write, and speak basic English;
Demonstrate good moral character;
Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government;
Demonstrate a loyalty to the principles of the U.S. Constitution; and
Be willing to take the Oath of Allegiance.
All our U.S. Citizenship cases are handled by GovAssist Legal LLC, a non-traditional legal services provider employing Utah-licensed lawyers to practice law.

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