Prepare Your USCIS Naturalization Form N-400
Price $295 (Government Fees not included )
You must have been a permanent resident (green card holder) for at least five years (or three years if you are the spouse of a U.S. citizen).
You must have lived within the United States for at least half of the five years (or three years if you are the spouse of a U.S. citizen) immediately prior to filing your citizenship application.
You must be a person of good moral character during the five years (or three years if you are the spouse of a U.S. citizen) preceding your citizenship application. If you are concerned about a criminal record potentially impacting your eligibility for U.S. citizenship, it's recommended to seek the advice of a licensed immigration attorney. A criminal record can have a significant effect on your ability to obtain citizenship, and an experienced immigration attorney can help you understand your options and the steps you can take to address any issues before applying.
You must take an Oath of Allegiance to the United States, renouncing any prior allegiances to foreign states.
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The following is a breakdown of the government fees typically associated with Form N-400:
USCIS filing fee: $640
Biometrics fee: $85
Citizenship Application Form N400 is used for obtaining US Citizenship (naturalization). A completed error-free form N400 should be filed with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) along with photos and supporting documents as outlined in the Citizenship Application filing instructions.
Becoming a U.S. citizen has many advantages including the right to vote and the ability to sponsor relatives to come to the United States. The Citizenship Application (Form N-400) is completed by Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card holders) over age 18 who meet the eligibility requirements to apply for US citizenship.
In order to apply for U.S. citizenship, you must meet the following requirements:
Be a person of good moral character and willing to abide by the principles of the U.S. Constitution.
When applying for U.S. Citizenship through naturalization, United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) does require a Citizenship test to be taken by all applicants. The Citizenship test will be based on the ability of reading, writing and speaking English, knowledge of American history and the government of the United States.