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Naturalization is the legal process that allows a foreign citizen or national to become a citizen of the United States. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an eligible applicant for naturalization must be at least 18 years old and be of good moral character. Another very important requirement is that the applicant must be a lawful permanent resident of the United States for at least five years. This means that they must have had a green card for at least five years.

An immigrant who came to the U.S. seeking asylum or as a refugee also needs a green card to become naturalized, but they can count some of their time as an asylum-seeker or refugee in the five years.

Please contact one of our immigration attorneys at RLU&W Law to ensure that your application is done correctly.

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