Are you ready to Naturalize?

Please fill out this form and someone from our staff will contact you for further steps. 

Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte provides legal assistance to those eligible to Naturalize. In general, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time you submit Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.
  • Be a lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder) for at least five years (*).
  • Demonstrate continuous residence in the United States for at least five years immediately before the date you file Form N-400.
  • Show that you have been physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the five years immediately before the date you file Form N-400.
  • Show that you have lived for at least three months in the state or USCIS district where you apply. Students may apply for naturalization either where they go to school or where their family lives (if they are still financially dependent on their parents).
  • Be a person of good moral character.
  • Demonstrate an attachment to the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Be able to read, write, and speak basic English.
  • Have a basic understanding of U.S. history and government (civics).
  • Take an oath of allegiance to the United States.

(*) 3 years for spouses of US Citizens.

For more information, contact our Immigration Staff 

Naturalization Workshops

From time to time, our program partners with local organizations or parishes to conduct Naturalization Workshops free of charge. One to One sessions are also being held on a regular basis for a nominal fee.


Our Community Information sessions help you better understand your immigration benefits and help you learn more about immigration in the US. Those are a great way to empower your knowledge and get to know your rights! Should your organization or parish is interested to host one of these sessions in your community, do not hesitate to contact us.