Naturalization is commonly referred to as the manner in which a person not born in the United States voluntarily becomes a U.S. citizen.
Generally speaking, the following types of candidates are eligible to naturalize (please note this list is not exhaustive):
The Constitution and laws of the United States give many rights to both citizens and non-citizens living in the United States. However, some rights are only for citizens, such as:
To become a U.S. citizen you must take the Oath of Allegiance. The oath includes several promises you make when you become a U.S. citizen, including promises to: