Me pēhea te ki te tono mo te raraunga
E hiahia ana koe ki te ako ki te tono mo te raraunga?
Do you want to learn how to apply for citizenship?
I mua i a koutou te ako e founga ki te tono mo te raraunga, Me koe ki te kitea i roto i: Ko koe āhei ki te riro i te tangata US?
Before you learn how to apply for citizenship, you need to find out: are you eligible to become a US citizen?
I mua i a koutou te ako e founga ki te tono mo te raraunga, kia meinga e koe tino e āhei koe. I roto i te tikanga ki te tono mo te raraunga, me te tikanga whakatau koe tia ngā whakaritenga e whai ake nei:
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:
- Me waiho koe i te iti rawa 18 tau.
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- Me koe ki kua noho i roto i te wāhi kotahi te toru marama mua hoki.
- You need to have lived in the same location for the past three months.
- Me whai koe i kahore mahi taihara nui. He pai hara iti rite te tikite waka, engari e kore e taea te mau koe o tetahi hara nui. Wā katoa faitotonu e pā ana ki tenei no te mea he pai te nuinga hara iti, engari ki te takoto koe i runga i tou tono, Ka taea e te hanga tenei kia paopao koutou tono. You might even get deported. If you have been convicted of a crime, it is very important to talk to a lawyer. They will let you know what to do.
- 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. You might even get deported. If you have been convicted of a crime, it is very important to talk to a lawyer. They will let you know what to do.
- Me koe ako me te ako e pā ana ki te kāwanatanga United States, ōhanga, me te hītori kia e taea e koe te haere i te whakamātautau Civics.
- You must study and learn about the United States government, economy, and history so that you can pass the Civics exam.
- Me e taea ki te pānui i koe, tuhituhi, korero me te whakarongo i te reo Ingarihi. He etahi okotahi mō te hunga hauā iwi ranei mo 50 e kua noho i roto i te Hononga o Amerika hoki te wa roa.
Pānuitia mō te okotahi mō pakeke me te hauā iwi tau i roto i te Āpitihanga D
- You must be able to read, write, speak and listen in English. There are some exceptions for disabled people or people over 50 who have lived in the United States for a long time.
Read about the exceptions for older and disabled people years old in Attachment D
- Ko te kātipa mōhiohio i te Kāwanatanga United States e korero koe, ki te e āhei koe.
Whakakiia i roto i te pepamahi kia kite, ki te e āhei ki te tono mō te raraunga koutou.
- The official information from the United States Government will tell you if you are eligible.
Fill in the worksheet to see if you are eligible to apply for citizenship.
Me pēhea te ki te tono mo te raraunga
How to apply for citizenship
Te tono mō te raraunga e taea kia tino huanane. Ki te taea, tūtohu matou i a koutou i te awhina rōia koe.
Applying for citizenship can be very confusing. If possible, we recommend you have a lawyer help you.
1. Ko te mahi tuatahi, ko te ki te whakaoti i te puka N-400. E koe ki ngā maha pepa ki te tono, me te hoki koe ki te utu i te utu. Tenei ko te hono ki te mea e hiahia ana koe ki te whakauru ina mēra koe i tō tono N-400. E koe ki ngā rua whakaahua uruwhenua ki tou tono. Kia mahara ki te tuhituhi tou "A-maha" i runga i te hoki o enei whakaahua. Ka taea e ētahi iwi te tono mo te whakakorenga utu kia kore koe e whai ki te utu i te utu. Ki te kei te whakakī koe i roto i tou pepa kahore te rōia, te paetukutuku free CitizenshipWorks.org e tauturu i ki a koe te whakaoti i tō tono. ka arotake ratou i te reira ki te kite, ki te whai koe i tetahi raruraru.
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. Ka riro ia koe he reta o te taenga e ta riro USCIS koutou tono. Kia mau ki tenei ka tuhituhi iho i te tau te taenga 13-mati. E mau ki te whakaahua o te rironga mai i runga i tou waea, me te īmēra reira ki koe ki te kia e kore e ngaro koe i te reira. Ka taea e koe te whakamahi i te tau te taenga ki te tirohia i te tūnga o tō tono i runga i te paetukutuku USCIS.
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.
- Te tono mō te raraunga te tikanga utu $725. kia taea ki te tiki i te motika utu koe. te tikanga te motika e kore e whai koe ki te utu i. Tei te reira i runga i te nui koutou hanga, me te wahi a koutou ora.
- Applying for citizenship usually costs $725. 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.
3. Whakaotia to koutou āta biometric. Ko te taki haumarutanga tenei. Ka ui koe kia ki te haere ki te tari i te ra tetahi, me te wā. Tirohia mēnā ki te haere ki tenei whakarite me te ki tae i runga i te wā! I te whakarite, ka tangohia e ratou o koutou matimati. tikanga o tēnei ka takahi ratou o koutou matimati, me te rere i te pikitia i roto i te pūnaha ki te kia tino kore e koe i te taihara.
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. Whakaotia te uiuiraa ki te Āpiha Raraunga me Immigration United States. Ako atu e pā ana ki te uiuiraa Naturalization.
4. Complete an interview with a United States Citizenship and Immigration Officer. Learn more about the Naturalization interview.
5. Ka whai hoki koe ki te tango i te whakamātautau Civics i hītori US me kāwanatanga. I runga i tenei whakamātautau, Me whakahoki e koe 6 i roto o 10 pātai tika e pā ana ki US Civics, Hītori me te Kāwanatanga. Ka taea e koe te tango i to tatou mahi quiz raraunga ki te kite, ki te he rite mo te whakamātautau koe. Ki te kore e rite koe, Ka taea e koe te whakauru i to tatou piha raraunga free ki te te faaineine koe mo te whakamātautau.
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. Ka riro ia koe he whakatau i tuhituhia i USCIS e pā ana ki tō tono. kia riro koe tou whakatau i runga i te ra o to koutou uiuitanga ranei kia riro koe i te reira i muri mai i roto i te mēra. Ka te whakatau kia mea ki te ko koutou tono:
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:
- e mo'oni (tenei te tikanga haere koutou!)
- tonu (tenei te tikanga kei te mahi USCIS atu rangahau e pā ana ki a koutou ranei tikanga reira i rahua ai koe i te whakamātautau English Civics ranei. Ka taea e koe te tango ano ratou.)
- Aukatia te (tenei te tikanga faaoti USCIS kore e koe e āhei mō te Tuhinga. Ki te tupu tenei, kia taea ki te pitihana a koutou.)
- 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.)
Ki te i haere koutou, ka waiho koe rite ki te whakaoti i tō hui raraunga, me te tango i te Fakapapau o piri. Tenei te tikanga taunaha koe mateaki ki te 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.
Ki te whai koe i ngā pātai e pā ana ki te tukanga, i reira e whakahaere ka taea e koe te karanga. Enei tohutohu whakahaere tuku i roto i te tahi mau reo roanga.
If you have questions about the process, there are organization you can call. These organization offer advice in some newcomer languages.
tumanakohia matou i āwhina whakahoki koutou pātai e pā ana ki te pehea, ki te tono mo te raraunga tenei. Waitohu ake i raro ki te tango i to tatou akomanga faaineineraa raraunga free. Ka taea e koe te tango i a ratou online, hea, wā!
We hoped this helped answer your question about how to apply for citizenship. Sign up below to take our free citizenship preparation classes. You can take them online, anywhere, anytime!
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