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By Ilona Bray J.D.

Everything you want to develop into a naturalized U.S. citizen

For a eco-friendly card holder, taking your next step to U.S. citizenship deals a number of advantages. however the software procedure itself will be lengthy and complicated. With Becoming a U.S. Citizen, it can save you months, or maybe years. better of all, you’ll recognize that you take each one wanted step within the most productive way.

Learn how to:

  • make certain you're eligible for citizenship
  • understand the hazards and rewards of applying
  • fill out software forms
  • study for the citizenship exam
  • interview successfully
  • deal with any setbacks
  • help kinfolk immigrate
  • enjoy your prestige as a U.S. citizen

Becoming a U.S. Citizen additionally indicates the way you are able to make the most of designated advantages and tactics when you've got a incapacity, are within the army, or are the wife of a U.S. citizen.

This re-creation displays present and proposed legislation, in addition to new charges and methods.

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Stay. This doesn’t happen often, so we don’t cover it in ­further depth here. If this is an issue in your case, see a lawyer. S. stay requirements are different. Keep in mind that you could meet one while failing to meet the other. S. S. stay. S. S. residence), wait for a certain amount of time from the date you ­returned before applying. ) If you haven’t yet spent six months outside the United States, but you know that you’ll need to ­because of a job, you may have an additional option: to apply for advance permission to take a long trip.

On the table below, enter every trip that lasted 24 hours or longer. Day trips—if you got there and back within 24 hours—don’t count. If you can’t ­determine the exact date, approximate (for example, giving the month and year). S. Six Months or (Month/Day/Year) More? S. s. citizenship? ) If you’re required to complete three years of permanent residence, then you must have spent one and a half of those years (18 months) physically present in the United States. Example 1: Jorge was approved for his green card as a skilled worker.

Com. Demonstrating Good Moral Character To qualify for citizenship, you must demonstrate good moral character during your permanent residency, with a particular focus on the last five years (or fewer, if you fall into one of the exceptional ­categories that can apply earlier). The longer you’ve shown good moral character, the stronger your case. What is good moral character? S. community. As a general rule, USCIS doesn’t ask for proof that you’re good; it looks for evidence you’ve been bad. So, if you’ve gone about your everyday business, paid taxes and child support, and avoided trouble with the law (either in the United States or abroad), 33 you should have no problem establishing your good moral character.

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