In order to become a citizen of the United States, an applicant must first meet specific naturalization requirements. First, in order to become a citizen, the applicant must be a US lawful permanent resident (LPR) green card holder for a specified number of years and have been physically present in the US for roughly half of that time. Other citizenship requirements include good moral character, basic knowledge of English and the ability to pass the US history and government exam. To see if you meet the requirements to become a citizen, contact a citizenship lawyer at 800.989.6842.
It always amazes me when I hear stories about US lawful permanent resident green card holders who were eligible to become US citizens, but never did. The stories usually arise when the green card holder is being deported for something that happened after they could have submitted the application for citizenship and naturalized. Had they [...]