U.S. Citizenship & Naturalization

Citizenship – if a person was born outside of the United States and at least one parent is a U.S. citizen at the time of that person’s birth, then that person automatically becomes a U.S. citizen. There are instances where certain requirements must first be met before someone can acquire U.S. citizenship by birth.

Naturalization – this is a process by which a citizen of another country can become a U.S. citizen. However, certain requirements must be met for a person to be eligible to apply for naturalization.