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Am I eligible for Naturalization?

If you are a legal permanent resident (LPR) or green card holder of at least 5 years, and you must meet the requirements below, you may be eligible for naturalization:  


  • Be 18 or older at the time of filing
  • Be a green card holder for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the application
  • Have lived within the state, or USCIS district with jurisdiction over the applicant’s place of residence, for at least 3 months prior to the date of filing the application. Students may apply for naturalization either where they go to school or where their family lives (if they are still financially dependent on their parents).
  • Have continuous residence in the United States as a green card holder for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the application
  • Be physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the application
  • Reside continuously within the United States from the date of application for naturalization up to the time of naturalization
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English and have knowledge and an understanding of U.S. history and government (civics).
  • Be a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States during all relevant periods under the law


For more information contact an immigration lawyer at IISLG to schedule a consultation.

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