Form N-400, Application for U.S. Citizenship, is the form used by permanent residents (Green Card holders) to become citizens of the United States. There are a number of requirements that need to be met before an immigrant can apply for U.S. Citizenship, but the benefits are plentiful.
Some benefits of citizenship include the ability to help your relatives immigrate easier, the right to vote, the right to hold a U.S. passport and the fact that you won’t need to apply for Green Card renewal anymore.
The following are the essential requirements for applying for citizenship, a process called naturalization:
You must correctly complete Form N-400 and attach all required documents. This includes documents that will help the USCIS decide whether you have good moral character, such as criminal records and tax records.
Filing USCIS Form N-400 for U.S. Citizenship requires the following fees: