If you are a permanent resident with a Green Card, you may qualify to become a U.S. citizen through "naturalization." To qualify, you must be 18 years old and be a legal permanent resident (LPR) for 5 years or 3 years if married and living with a U.S. citizen spouse, have good moral character, and can show that you understand basic English or will get to interview in the language of your choice if age and years of being a LPR have met, 50 years old and 20 years LPR, 55 years old and 15 years (study 100 questions), and 65 years old and 20 years LPR (study 20 questions).
These are some of the many benefits for being a U.S. citizenship:
Has the right to vote
Can run for public office
Travel to other countries more easily with US Passport
Has unlimited staying in abroad
Can petition a family member from abroad quicker
Can seek employment with government jobs
Can receive public benefits for which you are eligible
Be protected from deportation
Can get help from US Embassy
We encourage you to find out if you qualify to become a U.S. citizen and learn more about what you need to do to apply. The Fresno Center (TFC) has over 10 years of experience in providing immigration assistance especially in naturalization services. TFC provides citizenship classes in four different languages - Khmer, Lao, Hmong, and Spanish. TFC’s naturalization services are free of charge. TFC also assists clients in applying for a fee waiver or reduced fee upon qualification and requested by the clients. Additionally, TFC provides access to free legal services for those who seek naturalization services at TFC.
Are you interested in becoming a US citizen? If you are, please click on the following button pertaining to your preferred language. Let us help you on your journey today!