To apply for naturalization, you will need to file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Be sure that you meet all eligibility requirements before you apply. Certain exceptions and modifications are available to those who qualify.we list below all the benefit of become a US Citizen as well as a general description of the application process. Items such as a naturalization eligibility worksheet and document checklist are available to help you prepare. As of Dec 23rd 2016 the filing fee , biometric included is estimated to $725 you can pay with money payable to the department of Homeland security or with personal check credit using the form G-1450
Why should a citizen consider Naturalization in USA ?(the benefits)
a) With naturalization you can bring your immediate relative (spouse and child) in USA in less than a year since visa is immediate available for them. Your child under 18 years old might automatically become US citizen without the need of taking any test or interview. Further more only US citizen can request green card for their mother or sibling
b) Naturalization made you eligible for all federal job
c) Get assistance from the US government while you are oversea
General Steps in the Process
1)Find out if you are not already a US citizen since your parent as well as the place of your birthday may get you the automatic status of a USA citizen read more detail about it here .
2) Review the naturalization eligibility worksheet to help you decide if you are eligible to apply for naturalization.
3)Download and complete Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. you can read here the step by step instruction on how to file the form N-400
4)Receive an appointment letter for biometric services from USCIS.
5)Visit a USCIS fingerprinting location and have fingerprints taken.
6)Receive an appointment for an interview with a USCIS Officer.
7)Go to your local USCIS office at the specified time.
Bring state-issued identification, Permanent Resident Card, marriage certificate if you are married and any additional documents specific to your case.
8)Take the test by answering question for the the English and civics tests as well as those related to the application and your background
9)Await a decision on your case.
10) Take part in the oath ceremony
If you want to apply for citizenship for a child who is under 18 years old, you should use the “Application for
Certificate of Citizenship” (Form N-600)