Citizenship and Naturalization

Citizenship Through Naturalization

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Citizenship for the Spouse of a US Citizen

In general, you may qualify for naturalization under Section 319(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) if you:

  • Have been a permanent resident (Green Card holder) for at least 3 years
  • Have been living in marital union with the same US citizen spouse during such time
  • Meet all other eligibility requirements under this section