Citizenship and Naturalization
To apply for citizenship, the applicant must:
Generally, applicants must prove that they are persons of good moral character for the period dictated by law, at the time of filing of the application for citizenship. The applicants are excluded from citizenship if they have been convicted of the crime of murder. Applicants are also excluded from citizenship if they have been convicted of an aggravated felony. Additionally, the applicant may not be eligible if been involved in certain criminal activity in the last five years preceding their application. If you are considering applying for naturalization and have had any contact with law enforcement, you should consult with us before filing your application.
Applicants for naturalization must be able to read, write, speak and understand words in ordinary English. Some applicants are excluded from this requirement. Naturalization applicants must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the history fundamentals and of the principles and form of government of the United States.