Naturalization for Legal Permanent Residents

As a permanent resident, you are generally eligible for naturalization after five years.  Naturalization is the most common way that people apply to become a U.S. citizen.  To qualify, you must have lived in the U.S. continuously for the five years immediately preceding the date you file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.

The Immigration and Nationality Act sets forth the citizenship requirements for a 5-year permanent resident.

An applicant for naturalization must meet the following citizenship requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a permanent resident (green card holder) for at least 5 years
  • Has lived within the state for at least 3 months before filing the application
  • Has continuous residence in the U.S. as a permanent resident for 5 years before filing the application
  • Has been physically present in the U.S. for at least 30 months out of the 5 years before filing the application
  • Be able to pass the English test as well as U.S. history and government test
  • Be a person of good moral character

The Attorneys at Allison & Mosby-Scott can help you navigate the Form N-400 process.

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