OMB No. 1615-0052 Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Instructions for Form N-400, Application for Naturalization Instructions Read these instructions carefully
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Hello and welcome to today's lesson from essa today we're going to go over the USCIS form and 400 which is the application for u.s. naturalization for US citizenship this video is going to go over the general instructions for completing the form after which subsequent videos will go over the form step by step we'll go over each part very specifically there are there are 17 parts to the application and the application is 21 pages long ok so today we're going to do the general overview the general instructions now before beginning the application before beginning the form n400 you want to make sure that you're actually eligible for citizenship ok so there's a few a few general guidelines you are at least 18 years old you should have been a permanent residence in the United States for at least five years or three years if you are married to a u.s. citizen you have to be married to and living with a US citizen for at least three years you need to demonstrate continuous residence and physical presence in the u.s. that means that you cannot you have to make sure that you're here for a specific amount of time you can't leave the country for too long if you leave the country for six months to a year at a time you need to have special permission to come and go otherwise you break the continuous residence and the physical presence in the United States you should be able to read write and speak basic English there are exemptions to this and we'll go over that there are also exemptions to the permanent resident status if and other requirements if you have honorable service in the US military okay and we will go over all of that as well alright so let's see the full USCIS eligibility worksheet can be found this link all the links will be down below okay and I also try to add tabs there for you as well but if you look here this is the naturalization eligibility worksheet and you can see it's a very it's very easy to follow worksheet it's you know you answer the question I am least 18 years old true not true you move on I'm a permanent resident for and I've issued a permanent resident card true not true you know so it's it's a very easy to follow worksheet to figure out if you are eligible right and I will have the link to that down below right the other link I will have is who is eligible for naturalization this is a little bit more specific and this goes into more of the requirements and again you can see here it's very if you are at least 18 years old and have been a permanent resident for past five years and no special circumstances so you this goes into a little bit more of the special circumstances so if you have a question about because everybody is so different their situations are so different you want to make sure that you figure out if you are eligible because you do not want to send in an application and the money and then find out you know you weren't you weren't eligible for citizenship again this link will be down below okay citizenship for...

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