Mark Citrin, P.A.
Immigration and Nationality Law

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If you’re a Florida inhabitant with five years of consecutive residency without special circumstances and are 18 years or older, you could qualify for permanent citizenship in the U.S. Immigration law makes naturalization possible for people who meet the criteria.

When applying for U.S. residency, married couples need three years of permanent residence for spouses and the previously mentioned requirements. The naturalization application for permanent residency consists of questions that determine eligibility. Familiarizing yourself with the criteria will help you because becoming a U.S. citizen is complex and takes time.

Immigration questions and answers

Reviewing your permanent residency application questions will help you prepare your answers. The initial questions will address residency requirements before delving into deeper criteria. The following is a brief list of residency eligibility questions:

  • Do you have a Permanent Resident card?
  • Have you left the U.S. for a year or more in the last 60 months?
  • Can you read, write and speak English?
  • Have you resided at your current residence for the past three months?
  • Do you know basic U.S. history, principles, form and government?

Immigration to the United States is open to people meeting the qualifications and further review and determination by the United States government. Guidelines are subject to change or can be revoked by the U.S. government. Taking the appropriate steps improves the chances of success for U.S. naturalization.

Naturalization and immigration

The immigration naturalization process is lengthy but offers a path to citizenship. The Application for Certificate of Citizenship is a list of questions that help determine eligibility. Continued residence is key to approval with minimal exceptions. If you make frequent trips out of the United States for extended periods, it could affect your application.

Understanding the requirements will help you decide if naturalization in the U.S. is for you.