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Citizenship Basics

There are several ways to become a U.S. citizen, each with a unique set of rules and requirements. If you are considering applying for citizenship, you should become familiar with the procedures involved in order to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible. The Citizenship Basics section outlines the essential points that anyone applying for U.S. citizenship needs to understand. Included are articles about dual citizenship, the requirements for U.S. citizenship, government resources to help with the naturalization process, primers on U.S. citizenship for foreign-born adopted children, renunciation of U.S. citizenship, and more. Choose an article below to get started.

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