Citizenship Through Naturalization

ByPhillip Kim

Citizenship Through Naturalization

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or

national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration

and Nationality Act (INA).

In most cases, an applicant for naturalization must be a permanent resident (green card

holder) before filing. Except for certain U.S. military members and their dependents,

naturalization can only be granted in the United States.

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

● 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.

How to Apply for Naturalization

To apply for naturalization, file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.

For More Information, Please Contact:
Fresno Immigration Attorney Phillip Kim
(559) 761-9742

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