Frequently asked questions:
The N-400 form is the application for naturalization in the United States. To be eligible for naturalization, an applicant must have been a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) for at least 5 years (or 3 years if married to a US citizen), be at least 18 years old, demonstrate continuous residency in the US, pass an English language and civics test, and be of good moral character.
When submitting an N-400 application for naturalization, applicants must provide documentation to prove their eligibility, such as their green card, tax returns, and evidence of continuous residency. They must also provide proof of their ability to read, write, and speak English, as well as their knowledge of US history and government. In some cases, additional documentation may be required, such as a criminal background check or evidence of military service.
The naturalization process can vary in length, but on average takes about 6-12 months from the time the N-400 application is submitted to the time the applicant takes the Oath of Allegiance and becomes a US citizen. After the application is submitted, the applicant will be scheduled for biometric screening and an interview with an immigration officer. If approved, they will then be scheduled for a ceremony to take the Oath of Allegiance and receive their Certificate of Naturalization.