You as a Citizen

Citizenship Requirements

If you meet certain requirements, you may become a U.S. citizen either at birth or after birth.

To become a citizen at birth, you must:

  • Have been born in the United States or certain territories or outlying possessions of the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction of the United States;
  • OR had a parent or parents who were citizens at the time of your birth (if you were born abroad) and meet other requirements

To become a citizen after birth, you must:

For more information, see USCIS Policy Manual Citizenship and Naturalization Guidance and the Citizenship Resource Center.

The Naturalization Test
Most naturalization applicants are required to take a test on:

Track Your Progress

TRACK YOUR PROGRESS

Download the Worksheet (PDF) to track your progress on the site.

Citizenship in the US

Take the Citizenship Test

How to Use this Site

This site can empower your citizenship.

  1. Explore, LEARN AND DISCUSS issues important to citizens.
  2. Test yourself with QUIZZES that are designed to educate and guide you through the site.
  3. PRINT OUT the “Tracking Your Progress Sheet”.
  4. VOLUNTEER to improve and expand this site.

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