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Seattle, WA 98109
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Naturalization
By being a US citizen, you will receive more benefits than a permanent resident or other immigrants. The benefits include having a US passport and the right to vote. Another great benefit of being a US citizen is that you will be able to travel freely and reside in other counties without abandoning your permanent residence status in the US.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS
In order to become a US citizen by way of naturalization, you must meet the following requirements:
  1. Have permanent resident status;
  2. Be at least 18 years of age (subject to certain exceptions);
  3. Have been a permanent resident for a period of 5 years (or 3 years in the case of marriage with a US citizen) without leaving the US for 6 months or longer (except having an excuse allowed by law);
  4. Have been physically present in the United States for at least half the period of required continuous residence (half of 5 years or 3 years as the case may be);
  5. Must reside in the state of application for a minimum period of three months;
  6. Have the ability to read, write, and speak ordinary English;
  7. Have knowledge of US history and government;
  8. Have good moral character; and
  9. Attachment to the principles of the U.S. constitution.

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