At what age can you apply for citizenship? and how long does the process take?

Asked about 1 year ago - Noel, MO

im 17 at the moment and a resident.

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  1. Jesus Novo III

    Contributor Level 14


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    Answered . You must be 18 years old or older at the time of filing your application. How long it takes depends on the processing center but should be between 3 and 5 months.

  2. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . On your own? At 18. Estimated processing times are always as posted on the USCIS website.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  3. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . You may be able to apply for naturalization if you are at least 18 years of age and have been a permanent resident of the United
    • For at least 5 years; or
    • For at least 3 years during which time you have been, and
    continue to be, married to and living in a marriage relationship with your U.S. citizen husband or wife.

    Processing times are posted. Here is the link:

    Law Offices of J Thomas Smith J.D., Ph.D 11500 Northwest Freeway, Suite 280 Houston, TX 77092 713-LAWYER-2 www.... more
  4. Alexander Joseph Segal


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    Answered . Maybe you are a citizen already? Is either of your parents a citizen?

    NYC EXPERIENCED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS; email:; Phone: (866)... more
  5. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . 18. Are you sure you are not a citizen already?

    Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street,... more

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