What does it take to become a legal immigrant? Go through the 10-step naturalization process which includes: Determining your eligibility to become an American citizen. Completing Form N-400, the application for naturalization, and creating a free account to submit your form online. Taking the U.S. Naturalization Test and having a personal interview.
How much does it cost to become a legal immigrant? The current naturalization fee for a U.S. citizenship application is $725. That total includes $640 for application processing and $85 for biometrics services, both of which are nonrefundable, regardless of whether the U.S. government approves or rejects an application.
How long does it take to be an immigrant citizen? In general, you may qualify for naturalization if you are at least 18 years old and have been a permanent resident for at least 5 years (or 3 years if you are married to a U.S. citizen) and meet all other eligibility requirements.
What is the fastest immigration process? In terms of the “fastest” path to permanent residency through a family-sponsored petition, immediate relatives of U.S. citizens have the least barriers in their path to a green card. The second “fastest” path is for spouses and children of U.S. permanent residents, who currently have a wait time of less than two years.