Becoming a US citizen

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Becoming a US citizen

Becoming a U.S. Citizen

Step 1:Find out if you are eligible to become a citizenIf you are 18 or older, have lived in U.S. for at least five (three if you are married to a citizen) years, and meet all of the requirements stated in Form M-476, A guide to Naturalization, you are eligible to be a U.S. Citizen

Step 2:Complete Form N-400, Application for NaturalizationComplete the form, get two passport photos taken of you, and prove your eligibility for naturalization. Then, send your application to USCIS (U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services).

Step 3:Biometrics appointmentIf you are under 75, you must have your fingerprint taken, in order for the FBI to conduct background checks.

Step 4:Complete an interviewThe USCIS will schedule an interview with you in english. At this interview you will answer questions about your Form N-400 and prove your moral standards.. You will receive the results of your interview after the interview is complete.

Step 6:Take an oathGo to court on an appointed day and take an Oath of allegiance to the United States.

Step 5:Take two testsYou will take the english and U.S. history/civics tests (unless exempt) directly after your interview, unless you have not passed your interview

Benefits of Being a Citizen- protection under the law- protection from other nations- right to due process- right to vote- freedom of religion, assembly, press, petition, speech- access to public services (libraries, schools, parks, and U.S. Mail)

The Benefit of ImmigrationImmigration has led to diversity in many aspects. America is sometimes called "the melting pot" because of the vast backgrounds of its citizens. Diveirsity is good because it brings new viewpoints and ideas into the mix, which can have a hevy influence in America.


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