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.
- The Basics of Naturalization
A broad overview of the naturalization legal process. Learn who is eligible for naturalization, how to file a naturalization application, what goes on during the citizenship interview, and much more.
- Becoming a U.S. Citizen
A look at the different steps to becoming a U.S. citizen. This article provides a number of tips and resources to help guide you through the naturalization application process, citizenship test, and more.
- Requirements for Applying for U.S. Citizenship
A list of requirements for foreign-born individuals who wish to become U.S. citizens. Learn about the different steps of the citizenship process, including the application, interview, and swearing-in ceremony.
- Naturalization Requirements
All naturalization applicants must meet a number of filing requirements. This articles lists and explains each of the required elements, including age, residency, moral character, physical presence, and language requirements.
- How to Obtain Proof of Citizenship
Once you obtain your U.S. citizenship, you’ll need proof of citizenship for a number of different purposes. Learn about the different types of documents that may be used as proof of citizenship and how to obtain them.
- Can Your U.S. Citizenship Be Revoked?
While it’s rare, naturalized U.S. citizens can have their citizenship revoked under certain circumstances. Learn about the different grounds for “denaturalization” and how the denaturalization process works.