Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). These Frequently Asked Questions regarding this topic are answered here.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Because my Green Card allows me to travel between the United States and my home country, can I live in both places until I am ready to apply for citizenship?
- Can I legally change my name while my naturalization application is pending?
- Do I need a lawyer to apply for U.S. citizenship?
- Do I need to bring original documents such as birth and marriage certificates to the naturalization interview?
- Does USCIS make frequent changes to the questions on the naturalization test?
- Does USCIS publish the naturalization test questions?
- How many times can I apply for naturalization?
- How will I know what the decision is on the Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions, I submitted?
- If I fail a portion of the naturalization test, when will I be retested?
- What should I do if I have already applied for naturalization and my Permanent Resident Card, also known as “Green Card,” is expiring?
- When should I submit Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions?
- Will I be asked all 100 civics questions during the naturalization interview?
- Will USCIS approve my Form N-400 naturalization application once I pass the reading, writing, and civics portions of the naturalization test?