How to Apply for Naturalization

In the U.S., the process of applying for citizenship is known as naturalization. Naturalization applications are made by filing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization with the USCIS.

You May Qualify for Naturalization if:

  • You have been a permanent resident for at least 5 years and meet all other eligibility requirements
  • You have been a permanent resident for 3 years or more and meet all eligibility requirements to file as a spouse of a U.S. citizen
  • You have qualifying service in the U.S. armed forces and meet all other eligibility requirements
  • Your child may qualify for naturalization if you are a U.S. citizen, the child was born outside the U.S., the child is currently residing outside the U.S., and all other eligibility requirements are met.

The USCIS has several extremely helpful resources to help determine eligibility and provide assistance with the naturalization application process.

E&M Mayock offers naturalization services from full service applications to a special “Natz Review” program.

Your naturalization application will require you to attend an interview. During the interview, the USCIS Officer will test you on your ability to speak, read and write English, as well as ask questions about U.S. Civics. The U.S. Civics questions are drawn from a list of 100 questions. The USCIS has several resources to assist with study for the Naturalization Test including a video simulating a naturalization interview.

E&M Mayock will assist you to prepare for the Naturalization Test as part of the our naturalization services.

Additional materials to help you prepare for the English, U.S. history and civics portions of the naturalization test are also available, including:

For more information, see the USCIS guide on How Do I Apply for Citizenship? or contact us for assistance on applying for citizenship.

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