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Requirements for Citizenship

The general requirements to apply for U.S. Citizenship are the following:

  • 18 years old
  • Admitted to the United States as a Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Continuance Residence in the United States
  • Physical Presence in the United States
  • Good Moral Character
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English
  • Basic understanding of the fundamentals of U.S. history and government 

Although these are the basic requirements, there are exceptions and waivers for some of these requirements. If you believe you meet these general requirement, it is recommended you speak with an experienced immigration attorney prior to applying for U.S. Citizenship. Contact Dorsett & Zapata, PLLC for your free consultation.