In most cases you must be a green card holder for at least five years to apply for naturalization. However, spouses of U.S. citizens can apply for naturalization after three years from having the Green Card approved. You must meet the following general requirements in order to apply for naturalization:
1. Be 18 or older at the time of filing.
2. Have lived within the state, or USCIS district with jurisdiction over the applicant’s place of residence, for at least 3 months prior to the date of filing the application.
3. Have continuous residence in the United States as a green card holder for at least 5 years (3 years for spouses of U.S. citizens) immediately preceding the date of filing the application.
3. Be physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the 5 years (18 months out of the 3 years for spouses of U.S. citizens) immediately preceding the date of filing the application.
4. Reside continuously within the United States from the date of application for naturalization up to the time of naturalization.
5. Be able to read, write, and speak English and have knowledge and an understanding of U.S. history and government.
6. Be a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good
order and happiness of the United States during all relevant periods under the law.
7. Additionally, spouses of U.S. citizens must have been living in marital union with the U.S. citizen spouse, who has been a U.S. citizen during all of such period, during the 3 years immediately preceding the date of filing the application and up until examination on the application.
Reach out to Turbo Advocate today by filling out our Turbo Questionnaire to determine your eligibility.