This process is known as “naturalization.” In general, in order to naturalize, one must have at least five years (or three years if married to a US citizen) as a permanent resident without leaving the U.S. for trips of six months or longer, at least 30 months of “physical presence” in the U.S., a knowledge of English language and U.S. history and civics, and five years’ “good moral character.” If you have spent a lot of time abroad since becoming a permanent resident, if you have ever been arrested by the police, or if you have had a problem with the immigration authorities in the past, you should consult an immigration attorney before deciding whether to file for naturalization.
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