• James D. Lynch

Steps to applying for U.S. Citizenship:

1) Possess a green card and maintain residence in the U.S. for five years (three years if you are married to a U.S. citizen)

2) Application: Complete USCIS Form N-400 and pay the fee. As of 2017, the fee is $725. This includes the $640 citizenship application fee plus the $85 background check cost (also known as the biometric fee).

3) Fingerprinting: After your application is accepted, you will be given a date and address to a local office where you will be fingerprinted.

4) Interview and Naturalization Test: After your fingerprinting, USCIS will schedule an interview with you to meet with a USCIS officer who will go over your answers on your Form N-400. You will also be tested on your understanding of English and knowledge of civics (including U.S. history, geography, and government)

5) Attend the Oath Ceremony: Finally, you will go to a large public ceremony where you and others will swear an oath of loyalty to the United States. You will also be granted a certificate of naturalization as proof of citizenship.

  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • alignable_square
  • Yelp Social Icon
  • avvo
  • Justia-Icon
  • lawyer_com favicon
  • taxbuzz
  • ptin-seal
  • 170927-usnsquarelogo-design
  • favicon-32x32
  • mail icon

Law Office of James D. Lynch, PLLC

3000 Joe Dimaggio Blvd #90, Round Rock, TX 78665


(512) 745-6347

(714) 745-3875

©2020 by Law Office of James D. Lynch, PLLC. The information contained in this website is for informational purposes and is not to be considered legal advice.  Any correspondence between you and the Law Office of James D. Lynch is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship.  Please do not send confidential information to us until after an attorney-client relationship has been established by an engagement letter signed by the proposed client and our attorney.