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Naturalization is the process in which a foreign citizen or national acquires citizenship of the United States after fulfilling the requirements detailed in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Detailed Description:

The process of applying for U.S. citizenship is known as naturalization. In order to be eligible, you must first meet certain requirements required by U.S. immigration law. In general, the requirements are:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Be a green card holder for at least 5 years prior to filing for naturalization

  • Lived in the state or district with jurisdiction over the applicant's place of residence for at least 3 months

  • Have continuous residence in the U.S. as a green card holder for at least 5 years

  • Be physically in the U.S. for at last 30 months of those 5 years.

  • Live in the U.S. continuously from the date of application up to the time of naturalization

  • Be able to read, write, and speak English and have knowledge of U.S. history and government

  • Be a person of good moral character


There are also many exceptions to these requirements listed above, but they would all be according to your own personal background. To get more help and a better understanding of how you can apply for naturalization, contact Jia Law Group. We are dedicated to assisting families as they navigate through the complicated naturalization process with our diligent representation and

expert advice.


Jason Jia

Managing Partner



Matthew Kolodziej



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