Success rate of becoming a Citizen

Should I apply for Citizenship?

Data from the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services indicates that immigration denial rates have raised dramatically. Denials increased by 37 percent ever since 2016. Citizenship denials include travel documents, work permits, green cards, Etc. Legal immigration will be getting more difficult, and future rules will be stricter than what they are today. Individuals who are able to and intend on getting a green card and becoming a citizen should begin their applications immediately. The longer that individuals wait, the more likely it is for them to face harsher rules and regulations. The process can take longer once rules become stricter.

How Long is the Process?

Here’s a brief summary of how long the naturalization process takes — from application filing to the swearing-in ceremony (with helpful details on what to expect in each step further below): · Step 1. Processing your Application for Naturalization (Form N-400 processing time): 10 months (average) · Step 2. Attending your biometrics appointment: 0 months additional · Step 3. Attending your citizenship interview and exam: 4 months additional (average) · Step 4. Receiving a decision on your application: 0–4 months additional · Step 5. Taking the Oath of Allegiance and receiving your Certificate of Naturalization: 0–1.5 months

· Total time to naturalize: 14 months (1.2 years) to 19.5 months (1.6 years)

Citizenship Interview-

The citizenship interview usually happens about 14 months after USCIS receives your naturalization application (sooner or later for some applicants). USCIS sends you a letter with the date and location of your interview, including a list of any documents that you must bring.

Make sure that you:

· Update your mailing address to avoid missing your appointment.

· Don’t leave behind any of the requested paperwork on the day of your interview.

· Be prepared for the interview

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