Do I qualify?

General requirements and qualifications you must meet include:

  • Good moral character
  • Knowledge of the English language
  • Knowledge of U.S. government and history (“civics”), and
  • Attachment to the U.S. by taking an oath of allegiance to the U.S.  Constitution.

Other Requirements

  • Honorable Service for a total of one or more years
  • Lawful permanent residence

Changes on October 1, 2004
Recent legislation has called for additional benefits to members of the military that went into effect on October 1, 2004.

  • No fees will be charged when you file for naturalization.
  • The naturalization process will be made available overseas to members of the Armed Forces at US embassies, consulates, and where practical, military installations abroad.

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