There are hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the Orlando area, and
many of them have lived in Florida for most of their lives, have made
a home here, raised children, started businesses, bought property and
are part of the fabric of our state. If you are an immigrant and are considering
becoming a citizen, it is an exciting prospect. You will have access to all of the benefits
and rights of Americans, including the right to vote.
One of the requirements to become a citizen is to pass an English language
test. This is a barrier for some people who have not gone to school and
learned basic English. If you are hoping to become a citizen, the first
step is to begin getting proficient in English by taking classes, and
speaking and reading English as much as possible. People over 50 years
old may can be exempted from the English requirement.
The U.S. only allows citizenship to be granted to those that have "good
moral character." What this means is generally that you have not
been convicted of certain types of criminal acts, particularly any felony
or very serious misdemeanor offense.
You must be actually living in the USA for at least 5 years before applying
for citizenship. A basic understanding of U.S. history and government
is also required, and you will be tested, and must answer 6 out of the
10 questions correctly. Those people over 65 applying for citizenship
can be exempted from the history and government test.
Find out more about becoming a U.S. citizen by contacting
Robert Brown LLC in Orlando.