- Be a permanent resident for at least 5 years*
- Have continuous residence in the U.S. for at least 5 years before filing
- Demonstrate that you lived in the U.S. for at least 30 months of the last 5 years before filing
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be able to read, write, and speak basic English
- Have a basic understanding of U.S. history and government
- Have a good moral character
Convictions, arrest, child support (even if not court-ordered), and back-owed taxes are some of the more common issues that might prevent you from being granted citizenship.
For those in Colorado or any other state where marijuana is legal at the state level, involvement in the marijuana business will also prevent a problem. [Learn More (I can do a blog about marijuana and how it affects people that aren’t citizens)]
Consult with an attorney to verify that you will have no issues at your citizenship interview.
*If you obtained your legal permanent residence through marriage to a U.S. Citizen you may be eligible to file after 3 years. Consult with an attorney to see if you are eligible.