If you have been a legal permanent resident (with a green card) for at least 5 years, these are the requirements to apply for Citizenship:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Be a green card holder for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
  • 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
  • Have continuous residence in the United States as a green card holder for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of the 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

Other paths to Citizenship

You may apply for naturalization if…

6 thoughts on “Requirements

  1. Vaya a los colegios public de Miami-Dade ellos ten pueden ayudar aprender Ingles y preparate para el examen de ciudadania.


  2. tengo dos anos en el pais viviendo y residencia desde el 2002
    puedo aplicar para la ciudanadia ahora y donde puedo cojer los curso


  3. hola, quiero hacerme ciudadano , pero mi bajo income no me permite reunir el dinero , soy divorciado y tengo dos hijos, podria calificar para alguna clase de ayuda?


  4. hola soy madre de dos ninos nacidos aqui, con mas de 10 anos viviendo permanentemente. quisiera saber si puedo aplicar para una legalizacion en el pais. y que requisitos necesitaria?


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