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The Naturalization Process

Naturalization, the process of becoming a United States citizen, can be difficult and confusing. Applicants must complete a number of steps while meeting various requirements and deadlines. Learning about the procedure and the various deadlines before you begin will help demystify the process and make it go as smoothly as possible. This section covers the basics of naturalization as well as more in-depth information about the various steps toward obtaining proof of citizenship and naturalization requirements. Download FindLaw's Guide to How to Become a U.S. Citizen [PDF] for an overview of the process of applying for citizenship.
Learn About The Naturalization Process