Who qualifies for USA citizenship?
There are many pathways individuals can follow to obtain USA citizenship. There are different ways to obtain citizenship. Some people might be USA citizens already without even knowing it. Maybe the person was born to a USA citizen parent; or a parent became a USA citizen while the person was still a minor; or the person was born on a USA territory. But most people become USA citizens after they become Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).
Depending on your situation, different requirements may apply. Here are some useful links provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to see what may apply to you.
The links provided will bring you to USCIS’ eligibility requirements under that type of citizenship case.
- I am a Lawful Permanent Resident of 5 Years
- I am Married to a U.S. Citizen
- I am Serving in the U.S. Military
- I am the Child of a U.S. Citizen
Important Updates to the Naturalization Test
USCIS has revised the civics portion of the naturalization test. All applicants for naturalization with a filing date (also known as a received date or date the USCIS received the application) on or after Dec. 1, 2020, will be required to take the 2020 version of the civics test. For more information, visit The 2020 Version of the Civics Test page. Applicants for naturalization with a filing date before Dec. 1, 2020, are required to take the 2008 version of the civics test.
More information can be drawn from the USCIS Website.
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