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Taking a look at the U.S. citizenship application process

For some people, acquiring U.S. citizenship is something they have dreamed about throughout their life. When people decide to turn this dream into a reality, many want to get started as soon as possible, but it is very important for people who are in this position to ensure that they approach the process of becoming an American citizen properly. In Corona, California, and across the nation, becoming a U.S. citizen provides a variety of privileges that are unavailable to those with green cards, such as voting rights and the ability to work for any U.S. employer. However, people should closely review the naturalization process before applying.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published helpful information on their website which provides an overview of the U.S. citizenship application process. Those who apply for citizenship will be required to complete Form N-400. However, people should ensure that they are not already a citizen and meet all eligibility requirements beforehand. After submitting Form N-400, applicants can track their application's status and could have to have their biometrics taken. If biometrics are required, the USCIS will send out a notice providing the details of a scheduled appointment. Next, applicants will have to complete an interview and wait for a decision.

If an applicant's Form N-400 is approved, they will have to fill out Form N-445 and take the Oath of Allegiance. Also, WelcometoUSA.gov provides helpful study materials for those who would like to prepare for the naturalization test. Finally, after receiving a Certificate of Naturalization, people should make sure that there are no mistakes on the certificate before they leave the ceremony.

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