Benefits of Becoming a U.S. Citizen
Become Eligible to Vote
Petition Your Relatives
Obtain Protection Against Deportation
Travel Without Restrictions
Apply for Naturalization
Must have been a legal permanent resident (green card holder) for at least 5 years or 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen.
The government filing fee for the Application for Naturalization (Form N-400) is $725, paid to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Individuals who are low-income, receive public benefits (Medi-Cal, Cal-Fresh), and/or who are facing a financial hardship may apply for a fee waiver offered by the government (Form I-912).