Basic eligibility requirements for U.S. citizenship
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be a lawful permanent resident (green card holder)
- Continuously reside in the U.S. for at least 5 years since becoming a permanent resident
- Be physically present in the U.S. for at least 2½ out of past 5 years
- Be of good moral character
- Be able to understand, speak, read and write English
- Understand U.S. government and history concepts
- Green card and state-issued ID
- $725 filing fee (payable to U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security). Note: If you are low-income, you may qualify for a fee waiver.
- Arrest and court records (if any)
- Home addresses for the past 5 years
- Employer addresses and employment dates for the past 5 years
- Dates of all trips abroad since you became a permanent resident
- Spouse and children names, birth dates, A-numbers, and addresses
All N-400s filed with USCIS on or after 12/01/2020 are subject to take the newest version of the civics test with 128 questions. Currently, there are no translated versions for the newest 65/20 civics test.
[NEW] 128 Civics Questions
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