How to Become a Citizen in the U.S.
People from around the world dream of becoming a U.S. citizen, but the U.S. immigration process is not as easy as you may think.
First, you’ll need a green card for five years (or three years if you’re married to a US citizen). There are many requirements you need to meet in order to get a green card and establish permanent residency.
In addition to having your green card for the required amount of years, you’ll also need to be able to read, write, and speak English. When you’re ready to become a citizen, you’ll have to take (and pass) the United States Naturalization Test.
The U.S. citizenship tests are comprised of a language test (speaking, reading, and writing) and a civics test. The civics test asks 10 out of 100 possible questions. You need to get at least six correct.
The United States also has what is called birthright citizenship. Birthright citizenship means that if a child is born in the United States, it automatically receives citizenship. It also means that children born overseas to U.S. citizens are also considered U.S. citizens.