Become a citizen

You can learn about the steps to apply for citizenship.

Why and how to become a citizen

U.S citizens have many legal rights, including the right to:

  • Vote
  • Get a U.S. passport
  • Sponsor a relative for immigration benefits

You can learn more about becoming a U.S. citizen.


The application for naturalization

Naturalization is the process of applying to become a U.S. citizen. 

You can apply for naturalization online.

Review the online application


Get legal help

Contact one of these organizations

It's a good idea to connect with an immigration lawyer.

Do this before filing your application for naturalization.

Contact one of these organizations to get help.

Get financial help

Apply for a no-interest loan

You may need to pay a fee when you submit your application.

Affinity Plus Credit Union offers no-interest loans to pay the fee.

See if you are eligible to apply for one of these loans.

Apply on the Affinity Plus Credit Union website

Request accessible format

If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Contact us

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Crown Roller Mill
105 Fifth Ave., Room 425
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Monday – Friday