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Becoming a U.S. citizen is a dream



Becoming a U.S. citizen is a dream that many people around the world aspire to. The United States of America is built on freedom, equality, and justice for all. As such, it's no surprise that many people want to become citizens of this great country. This article will explore the steps a person must take to become a U.S. citizen.

First, a person must meet the eligibility requirements for naturalization. To be eligible for naturalization, an individual must be at least 18 years old and a legal permanent resident (LPR) of the United States. They must also have lived in the U.S. for at least five or three years if married to a U.S. citizen. Additionally, they must be able to speak, read, and write English and have a basic understanding of U.S. history and government.

Once an individual meets these eligibility requirements, they must apply for naturalization, also known as Form N-400, with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This form requires the applicant to provide personal information, such as their name, address, and employment history. They must also provide documentation to prove their eligibility, such as their LPR card, passport, and tax returns.

After the application is filed, the applicant must attend a biometrics appointment, where their fingerprints, photograph, and signature are taken. USCIS will also conduct a background check to ensure the applicant meets the requirements for good moral character.

The next step in the process is the naturalization interview. During this interview, a USCIS officer will review the applicant's application and ask them about their background, eligibility, and ability to speak English. They will also administer a civics test comprising ten questions about U.S. history and government. To pass the civics test, the applicant must correctly answer six out of 10 questions.

If the applicant passes the interview and civics test, they will be scheduled for a naturalization ceremony. During the ceremony, they will take an oath of allegiance to the United States, renouncing any allegiance to their previous country of citizenship. They will then receive a Certificate of Naturalization, officially making them U.S. citizens.

In conclusion, becoming a U.S. citizen is a process that requires time, effort, and dedication. All necessary steps in the process are eligibility requirements, filing an application, attending a biometrics appointment, passing an interview and civics test, and attending a naturalization ceremony. However, for those willing to undertake this journey, the reward of becoming a citizen of the United States is well worth it.

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