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Naturalization

If you are a green card holder or LPR of at least 5 years and meet the following requirements 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 Naturalization application with USCIS.
  • 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


Once you have successfully applied for Naturalization you will be subject to a naturalization interview. At the interview,  you will be given a civics test and if  necessary, an English test. 


USCIS has provided some study materials and self tests for both the Civics and the English tests on the Naturalization examination that takes place at the interview. You should also consult an immigration lawyer at IISLG to determine if you may be exempt from these requirements and/or can apply for any necessary accommodations.


After successful completion of your naturalization interview, you will be required to take the naturalization oath of allegiance. As soon as you have taken your oath you are then a U.S. citizen. 


The immigration lawyers at IISLG can help you through the naturalization process -contact us today to set up a consultation.

Contact an immigration lawyer at IISLG to review your eligibility for Naturalization. 

USCIS Naturalization Interview and Test

This video will help you prepare for the USCIS naturalization interview.

USCIS Naturalization Interview with Spanish Subtitles

This video from USCIS is designed to help you understand what to expect at your USCIS Naturalization interview.  

Prep for Civics Portion of Naturalization Test

This video will help you to prepare for the Civics portion of the Naturalization test.

Civic Practice Test for the Naturalization

This video from USCIS will help you prepare for the Civics portion of the Naturalization test.