Becoming a U.S. Citizen
To apply for naturalization, you will need to file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Before you apply, be sure that you meet all eligibility requirements.
Prepare your Form N-400Collect the necessary documents to demonstrate your eligibility for naturalization.
Submit your Form N-400Once you submit Form N-400, USCIS will send you a receipt notice. You can check current processing times and the status of your application online or by calling the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 or 1-800-767-1833 (hearing impaired).
Be sure to make your check to Department of Homeland Security.
Complete the interviewOnce all the preliminary processes on your case are complete, USCIS will schedule an interview with you to complete the naturalization process. You must report to the USCIS office at the date and time on your appointment notice.
Receive a decision & Take the Oath of AllegianceGranted--USCIS may approve your Form N-400 if the evidence in your record establishes that you are eligible for naturalization.
Continued--USCIS may continue your application if you need to provide additional evidence/documentation, fail to provide USCIS the correct documents, or fail the English and/or civics test the first time.
Denied--USCIS will deny your Form N-400 if the evidence in your record establishes you are not eligible for naturalization.