Application to register permanent residence or adjust status – 8 to 29 months.
This form is used by applicants who are in the United States on an immigration visa, in order to get a green card (permanent residence). Eligibility for a green card can be based on:
- Employer or family member sponsorship
- Asylee or refugee status for one year or more
Application for Naturalization – 12.5 to 36 months.
This form represents a Citizenship application which is used for naturalization. It is necessary to support the form with photos and the following documents, as stated in filling instructions.
Two types of fees are usually arising from filing this application:
- USCIS filing fee: $640
- Biometrics fee: $85
Eligibility requirements for U.S. citizenship are:
- To be at least 18 years old
- To have a green card for at least five years (three years if you are married to U.S. citizen, or no green card requirement if you have served U.S. military)
- To continuously reside in the United States for five years at least (three years if you are married to U.S. citizen)
- Physical presence for at least two and a half years (one and a half if you are married to U.S. citizen)
- Living in a state where you have applied the N – 400 form for at least three months
- Good English reading, writing and listening skill
- Knowing U.S. history and politics
- Moral qualities and respect for U.S. constitutional principles
Application for Certificate of Citizenship – 5 to 13 months.
This form is used by an individual, who was born outside the United States, but who claims that it already has U.S. citizenship because of the birth to a U.S. citizen parent. Those who meet all the requirements will automatically become U.S. citizens, and the Certificate of Citizenship is the evidence of citizenship.
In total, the local office in Cleveland has efficient service, with the highest backlogs completion, short wait times, and easily accessible location for the citizenship interview. This has brought them to the top of the list, the “Best (Worst) Field Offices to Become a U.S. Citizen.”, and gave them the title of one of the best USCIS local offices in the United States.
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