Yuav ua li cas mus thov rau pej xeem

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Koj puas xav kom kawm tau li cas mus thov rau pej xeem?

Do you want to learn how to apply for citizenship?

yuav ua li cas mus thov rau pej xeem

how to apply for citizenship

Ua ntej koj yuav kawm tau li cas mus thov rau pej xeem, koj yuav tsum paub: yog koj tsim nyog tau txais los ua ib tug neeg xam xaj Asmeskas?

Before you learn how to apply for citizenship, you need to find out: are you eligible to become a US citizen?

Ua ntej koj yuav kawm tau li cas mus thov rau pej xeem, koj yuav tsum tau kom paub tseeb tias koj tsim nyog tau txais. Nyob rau hauv thiaj li thov rau pej xeem, koj yuav tsum tau feem ntau raws li tnws nram qab no yuav tsum tau:

Before you learn how to apply for citizenship, you should make sure you are eligible. In order to apply for citizenship, you must generally meet the following requirements:

  • Koj yuav tsum muaj tsawg kawg yog 18 xyoo.
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • Rau feem ntau cov neeg, koj yuav tsum tau nyob rau hauv lub tebchaws United States rau tsawg kawg yog tsib xyoo raws li ib tug neeg nyob. Txawm li cas los, Yog hais tias koj tus txiv los yog tus poj niam yog ib tug pej xeem, tej zaum koj yuav tau mus thov tom qab peb xyoos.
    Nyeem ntxiv txog
    kev tsim nyog rau cov txij nkawm
  • For most people, you must have lived in the United States for at least five years as a resident. However, if your husband or wife is a citizen, you may be able to apply after three years.
    Read more about
    eligibility for spouses
  • Koj yuav tsum tau nyob rau hauv tib qho chaw rau yav dhau los peb lub hlis.
  • You need to have lived in the same location for the past three months.
  • Koj yuav tsum muaj tsis muaj kev txhaum kev ua si. Me txhaum zoo li ib tug tsheb daim pib yog li cas, tab sis koj muaj peev xwm tsis raug txim ntawm tej yam loj teeb meem txhaum cai. Yuav tsum ncaj ncees hais txog qhov no vim hais tias feem ntau me me teeb meem txhaum cai yog li cas tab sis yog tias koj dag rau koj daim ntawv thov, qhov no yuav ua rau koj daim ntawv thov tau tsis lees txais.
  • You must have no major criminal activity. Small offenses like a traffic ticket are okay, but you cannot be convicted of any major crimes. Always be honest about this because most small crimes are okay but if you lie on your application, this can make your application get rejected.
  • Koj yuav tsum kawm thiab kawm txog lub tebchaws United States tsoom fwv, kev khwv nyiaj txiag, thiab keeb kwm yog li ntawd koj yuav kis tau tus Civics ntsuam xyuas.
  • You must study and learn about the United States government, economy, and history so that you can pass the Civics exam.

Yuav ua li cas mus thov rau pej xeem

How to apply for citizenship

Thov rau pej xeem yuav ua tau heev ruam tag. Yog hais tias tau, peb pom zoo kom koj muaj ib tug kws lij choj pab koj.

Applying for citizenship can be very confusing. If possible, we recommend you have a lawyer help you.

1. Thawj kauj ruam yog mus ua kom tiav daim ntawv N-400. Koj yuav tsum muaj xws li ntau yam ntaub ntawv nrog rau daim ntawv thov thiab koj kuj tau mus them tus nqi. Ntawm no yog ib tug txuas mus rau tej yam uas koj xav tau rau muaj xws li thaum koj xa koj N-400 daim ntawv thov. Koj yuav tsum muaj xws li ob phau ntawv hla tebchaws duab nrog koj daim ntawv thov. Nco ntsoov sau koj tus "A-tus xov tooj" nyob rau nraum qab ntawm cov duab. Ib txhia neeg muaj peev xwm thov rau ib tug nqi zam li ntawd, koj tsis tas yuav them tus nqi. Yog hais tias koj yog sau tawm koj cov ntaub ntawv tsis muaj ib tug kws lij choj, cov dawb website CitizenshipWorks.org yuav pab tau koj mus ua kom tiav koj daim ntawv thov. Lawv yuav saib kom pom tias koj muaj tej yam teeb meem.

1. The first step is to complete the form N-400. You have to include many papers with the application and you also have to pay the fee. Here is a link to the things you need to include when you mail your N-400 application. You have to include two passport photos with your application. Remember to write your “A-number” on the back of these photos. Some people can apply for a fee waiver so you do not have to pay the fee. If you are filling out your paperwork without a lawyer, the free website CitizenshipWorks.org will help you to complete your application. They will review it to see if you have any problems.

2. Koj yuav tau txais ib tsab ntawv ntawm tau txais daim ntawv uas hais tias USCIS tau txais koj daim ntawv thov. Khaws no thiab sau lub 13 tug tau txais daim ntawv xov tooj. Siv ib tug yees duab ntawm cov tau txais daim ntawv rau koj lub xov tooj thiab email nws rau koj tus kheej kom paub tseeb tias koj tsis txhob poob nws. Koj siv tau cov tau txais daim ntawv xov tooj mus xyuas lub raws li txoj cai ntawm koj daim ntawv thov nyob rau hauv USCIS qhov website.

2. You will receive a letter of receipt that says USCIS received your application. Keep this and write down the 13-digit receipt number. Take a photo of the receipt on your phone and email it to yourself to make sure you don’t lose it. You can use the receipt number to check the status of your application on the USCIS website.

  • Thov rau pej xeem feem ntau yog tus nqi $757. Tej zaum koj yuav tau txais ib tug nqi zam. Ib tug zam txhais tau tias koj yuav tsis tau them. Nws yog nyob ntawm ntau npaum li cas koj ua thiab qhov chaw uas koj nyob. Koj siv tau cov tswvyim hauv qab no mus nrhiav tau tawm yog tias koj yuav tau txais ib tug zam.
  • Applying for citizenship usually costs $757. You may be able to get a fee waiver. A waiver means that you will not have to pay. It depends on how much you make and where you live. You can use the calculator below to find out if you can get a waiver.

3. Ua kom tiav koj biometric kuaj. Qhov no yog muaj kev ruaj ntseg daim tshev. Koj yuav tau nug mus rau ib qho chaw ua hauj lwm ntawm ib tug tej yam hnub thiab lub sij hawm. Xyuas kom tseeb tias mus rau qhov no lub sij hawm thiab mus txog rau lub sij hawm! Thaum lub sij hawm teem tseg, lawv yuav coj koj cov yiv tes. Qhov no txhais tau tias lawv yuav ntaug koj cov yiv tes thiab khiav hauv daim duab los ntawm ib tug system kom paub tseeb tias koj tsis yog ib tug criminal.

3. Complete your biometric screening. This is a security check. You will be asked to go to an office at a certain day and time. Make sure to go to this appointment and to arrive on time! At the appointment, they will take your fingerprints. This means they will stamp your fingerprints and run the picture through a system to make sure you are not a criminal.

4. Ua kom tiav ib qho kev sib tham nrog ib tug United States Citizenship thiab Immigration Officer. Xav paub ntau ntxiv txog cov naturalization kev sib tham.

4. Complete an interview with a United States Citizenship and Immigration Officer. Learn more about the Naturalization interview.

5. Koj tseem yuav tau siv sij hawm ib tug Civics kev kuaj mob nyob rau hauv Teb Chaws Asmeskas keeb kwm thiab tsoom fwv. Nyob rau daim ntawv xeem no, koj yuav tsum teb 6 tawm ntawm 10 cov lus nug kom txog US Civics, Keeb kwm thiab tsoom fwv. Koj muaj peev xwm coj peb lub pej xeem xyaum kev xeem ntawv saib yog hais tias koj npaj txhij rau cov tub ntxhais. Yog hais tias koj tseem tsis tau npaj txhij, koj yuav tuaj koom nrog peb free pej xeem hauv chav kawm ntawv los npaj rau koj cov tub ntxhais.

5. You will also have to take a Civics exam on US history and government. On this exam, you must answer 6 out of 10 questions correctly about US Civics, History and Government. You can take our citizenship practice quiz to see if you are ready for the exam. If you are not ready, you can join our free citizenship class to prepare you for the exam.

6. Koj yuav tau txais ib daim ntawv txiav txim los ntawm USCIS txog koj daim ntawv thov. Tej zaum koj yuav tau txais koj cov kev txiav txim siab nyob rau hauv lub hnub ntawm koj kev sib tham los yog tej zaum koj yuav tau txais nws tom qab nyob rau hauv lub mail. Qhov kev txiav txim yuav tsum hais tias koj daim ntawv thov yog:

6. You will receive a written decision from USCIS about your application. You might receive your decision on the day of your interview or you might receive it later in the mail. The decision will be say if your application was:

  • tso cai (no txhais tau tias koj dhau!)
  • Txuas ntxiv (qhov no txhais tau USCIS yog ua ntau kev tshawb fawb txog koj los yog nws txhais tau tias tej zaum koj yuav muaj tsis tau tejyam lus Askiv los yog Civics xeem. Koj muaj peev xwm coj lawv rov qab los.)
  • pom zoo (qhov no txhais tau USCIS txiav txim siab koj tsis tsim nyog rau naturalization. Yog hais tias qhov no tshwm sim, tej zaum koj yuav tau thov.)
  • Granted (this means you passed!)
  • Continued (this means USCIS is doing more research about you or it means you might have failed the English or Civics exams. You can take them again.)
  • Denied (this means USCIS decided you are not eligible for naturalization. If this happens, you may be able to petition.)

Yog hais tias koj tsis dhau, koj yuav tsum tau npaj txhij mus ua kom tiav koj ua pej xeem ceremony thiab coj tus Lus Cog Tseg txog qhov Sib Fwm. Qhov no txhais tau tias koj cog lus muab siab npuab lub teb chaws USA.

If you did pass, you will be ready to complete your citizenship ceremony and take the Oath of Allegiance. This means you pledge loyalty to the USA.

Yog hais tias koj muaj lus nug txog tus txheej txheem, muaj lub koom haum koj hu tau rau. Cov koom haum kev tswv yim nyob rau hauv ib co newcomer lus.

If you have questions about the process, there are organization you can call. These organization offer advice in some newcomer languages.

Peb vam tias qhov no pab teb koj cov lus nug txog yuav ua li cas mus thov rau pej xeem. Npe hauv qab no yuav coj peb free pej xeem kev npaj kawm ntawv. Koj muaj peev xwm coj lawv online, nyob qhov twg, txhua lub sij hawm!

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