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U.S. Citizenship based on Legal Naturalization from Marriage to a U.S. Citizen

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To be eligible for naturalization from marriage to a U.S. Citizen:

  • Be at least 18 when you submit the N400

  • Be a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States for at least three years immediately before the date you file Form N-400

  • Have been living in marital union with your U.S. citizen spouse during the three years immediately before the date you file your application and while we adjudicate your application

  • Have lived for at least three months in a state or USCIS district having jurisdiction over your place of residence

  • Have continuous residence in the United States as a lawful permanent resident for at least three years immediately before the date you file your application

  • Reside continuously within the United States from the date you filed your application until the date you naturalize

  • Be physically present in the United States for at least 18 months out of the three years immediately before the date you file your application

  • Be able to read, write and speak English and have knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the history, and of the principles and form of government, of the United States 

  • Be a person of good moral character, for at least three years immediately before the date you file Form N-400 and until you take the Oath of Allegiance.

Barrera Legal Group can review with you whether you meet all the physical presence and residence requirements to confirm whether you qualify to obtain Citizenship through naturalization from marriage to a U.S. Citizen. 

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