Application for Naturalization

 N-400

Free Qualification

To apply for naturalization, you will need to file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Below you will find a general description of the application process.

Before you apply, be sure that you meet all eligibility requirements.

Step 1:

Determine if you are already a U.S. citizen.

If you are not a U.S. citizen by birth, or you did not acquire or derive U.S. citizenship from your parent(s) automatically after birth, go to the next step.

Step 2:

Are you eligible to become a U.S. citizen?

Take the free naturalization worksheet toto help you decide if you are eligible to apply for naturalization.

Step 3:

Fill out your N-400 online

Our easy instructions will guide you through preparing your supporting documents to file your paperwork accurately with the USCIS.

Step 4:

Submit your N-400 Application

You must correctly complete Form N-400 and attach all required documents. This includes documents that will help the USCIS decide whether you have good moral character.

Step 5:

Go to the biometrics appointment, if applicable.

If you need to take biometrics, USCIS will send you an appointment notice that includes your biometrics appointment date, time, and location.

Step 6:

Prepare and complete the interview

First practice the interview inside your course. Once all the preliminary processes on your case are complete, USCIS will schedule an interview with you to complete the naturalization process.

Step 7:

Receive a decision from USCIS

Our easy instructions will guide you through preparing your supporting documents to file your paperwork accurately with the USCIS.

Step 8:

Take the Oath of Allegiance

You are not a U.S. citizen until you take the Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony. you may be able to participate in a naturalization ceremony on the same day as your interview.

Study for the Naturalization Test

During your naturalization interview, a USCIS Officer will ask you questions about your application and background. You will also take an English and civics test unless you qualify for an exemption or waiver. The English test has three components: reading, writing, and speaking. The civics test covers important U.S. history and government topics. See below to learn more about the test and the free study tools available to help you prepare.