Getting citizenship takes a while, depending on where you live. After USCIS receives your application, the process can take 6 months to 2 years, or longer. It includes waiting for:
To see how long the process takes in your area, check USCIS Processing Times. Under “Form,” scroll down and click "N-400." Under “Field Office,” pick the office near you.
Can I check on my application?
Yes, you can check on the progress of your citizenship application. After you send the application to the USCIS, they will mail you a notice. The notice says they received your application, and gives you a Receipt Number. Use the Receipt Number to check your USCIS Case Status Online.
COVID-19 Note: The pandemic has delayed everything. Many offices closed. Interviews and oath ceremonies were postponed or canceled. USCIS is taking longer to review applications, and schedule appointments and ceremonies.
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