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Naturalization and Citizenship

What is naturalization?

Naturalization is the process that enables foreign nationals to become citizens of the United States. The application process is administered by the INS. Either a federal court or the INS may administer the oath of citizenship, as you choose.

What are the benefits of U.S. citizenship?

Who qualifies for naturalization?

Resident aliens who meet the following requirements:

Special cases:

Children of foreign nationals, war veterans, spouses of U.S. citizens, and permanent residents over the age of 50 may qualify for expedited procedures.**

What is the application process?

Can I keep my "home" citizenship if I become a U.S. Citizen?

Becoming a U.S. citizen may not preclude dual citizenship.**

*You may choose to meet this requirement by passing a standardized test administered by an INS-approved organization.

**These areas may involve legal complications. It may be advisable to consult an attorney or your "home" consulate.

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