Naturalization is a process whereby a lawful permanent resident a.k.a. green card holder obtains U.S. citizenship. Most lawful permanent residents become eligible for naturalization after being permanent residents for 5 years unless those who obtained their green card through marriage and are eligible to apply for naturalization after 3 years.
An individual qualifies for naturalization if he or she is at least 18 years of old. Individuals under 18 and lawful permanent residents when one or both of their parents naturalize, or after adoption by a U.S. Citizen parent may derive U.S. Citizenship. For such individuals to obtain proof of naturalization they must file an application to obtain Certificate of Citizenship.
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