Individuals born in the United States automatically are granted U.S. citizenship (as specified by the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution), while those born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen often qualify. Additionally, non-citizens serving in the U.S. military are granted an expedited path to citizenship.
Legal permanent residents (“green card” holders) also may become U.S. citizens through the process of naturalization. Those seeking citizenship through naturalization must meet certain criteria, such as English literacy and good moral character, while proving a general understanding U.S. history, laws, and government.
Here is the basic process of becoming a U.S. citizen:
Becoming a U.S. citizen is not a small task. The team here at Delgato Law is here to assist you in the process, call us discuss the progress and the legal steps required.