If you are a green card holder of at least 5 years, you must meet the following requirements in order
to apply for naturalization:
Be a non conditional green card holder for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of
Have lived within the state, or USCIS district with jurisdiction over the applicant’s place of residence,
for at least 3 months prior to the date of applying
Be physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the 5 years immediately
preceding the date of filing the application
Reside continuously within the United States from the date of application for naturalization up to the
time of naturalization
Be able to read, write, and speak English and have knowledge and an understanding of U.S. history
and government (civics).
Be a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United
States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States during all relevant
periods under the law.