Becoming a United States citizen is an important decision and a coveted status for most immigrants. U.S. citizenship carries with it many benefits, such as the right to vote, the convenience of traveling with a U.S. passport and eligibility for certain jobs.
As you might imagine, the process of becoming a citizen, or the naturalization process, is not an easy one. There are specific requirements regarding age, status, residency, physical presence, and good moral character. Additionally, you will be subject to security and background checks, as well as a review of your complete immigration record. Finally, you must undergo an interview and pass an English-language test and a civics examination, demonstrating your knowledge of U.S. history and government.