Requirements for Filing for Citizenship
Hi, this is Scott Messinger from Queens Immigration Law. I want to talk to you today about filing for citizenship.
To file for citizenship, you must be 18 years or older, and be a permanent resident of the United States. You must have had your Green Card for 5 years, or 3 years if you are married to a U.S. Citizen.
You must also be able to show that you are a person of good moral character and that you have a basic understanding of English and a basic knowledge of U.S. history.
Some of the more common issues that people run into when they file for citizenship have to do with if they have criminal problems in their past, if they have tax issues, or if they have prolonged absences from the United States.