How do You Become An American Citizen?

A permanent resident of the United States can apply for citizenship through naturalization if they are at least 18, meet U.S. residency requirements, demonstrate basic knowledge of U.S. history and government, and are able to read, write, and speak basic English. Manual M-476, ‘A Guide to Naturalization,’ and Form N-400, ‘Application for Naturalization,’ are both available on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website at