U. S. citizenship, whether it's gained by birth, by applying for naturalization, or through U.S. citizen parents, is the highest benefit available under U.S. immigration laws. However, many people don't realize their rights, and many green card holders ruin their chances of becoming U.S. citizens because they don't know what's required. Find out more here.
Keeping Your Green Card After You Get It
Unless you maintain your rights to your U.S. green card, you may lose your eligibility for U.S. citizenship.
Tests You Will Need to Pass to Become a U.S. Citizen
How USCIS will test your knowledge of U.S. history and government and your mastery of the English language -- and what exceptions apply.
When Visa or Green Card Holders Must Pay U.S. Taxes
You will be asked, as part of the citizenship application process, whether you have always filed U.S. tax returns as required. Get the details on your obligations here.
Cautions for Former Asylees Seeking Naturalized U.S. Citizenship
Applying for U.S. citizenship gives U.S. immigration authorities a chance to review your entire immigration file and everything that has happened in your life since then -- learn what particular risks this often poses for asylees and refugees.
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Filling Out Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship
Line-by-line instructions for filling out the form with which to request proof of U.S. citizenship.
Correcting Your Name When Obtaining U.S. Citizenship
If your name has been misspelled on previous immigration documents, the process of obtaining naturalized U.S. citizenship or a citizenship certificate offers a way to correct it for the future.
What Happens If the Information on My Naturalization Certificate Is Incorrect?
How to request a correction if you discover an error on the certificate proving you became a U.S. citizen.
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U.S. Citizenship by Birth or Through Parents
An overview of who may acquire or derive U.S. citizenship through their parents' citizenship status or naturalization.
How Foreign-Born Children of American Citizens Can Prove or Obtain U.S. Nationality
You should be able to obtain proof of your acquired or derived U.S. citizenship.
Who Can Apply for U.S. Citizenship
The eligibility requirements to become a naturalized U.S. citizen.
When Can I Apply for U.S. Citizenship?
Understanding the various rules on how long you must have held a green card before submitting Form N-400.
Application Process for U.S. Citizenship Through Naturalization
Overview of the process: submitting Form N-400, preparing for your naturalization interview, and more.
Obtaining Proof of U.S. Citizenship
How to get a passport, certificate of citizenship, or other proof of status.
Can I Move Abroad After Becoming a Naturalized U.S. Citizen?
U.S. citizens enjoy unlimited rights to live in other countries.