photoH1UScitizenshipAll persons born or naturalized in the United States are citizens of the United States and of the state where they reside.

Most people become U.S. citizens in one of two ways:

      By birth, either within the territory of the United States or to U.S. citizen parents, or
      By Naturalization.

In addition, in 2000, Congress passed the Child Citizenship Act (CCA), which allows any child under the age of 18 who is adopted by a U.S. citizen and immigrates to the United States to acquire immediate citizenship.

To learn more about eligibility for citizenship, dual citizenship and to review frequently asked questions, please click on the links below.

  • Eligibility
  • Dual Citizenship
  • Frequently Asked Citizenship Questions