Annually, CCHEC offers citizenship classes through its Adult Learning Center. The course provides information needed to complete an application for Citizenship and to be able to answer the oral and written tests administered by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) when seeking citizenship.
In order to apply for naturalization, a person must:
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Be a lawful permanent U.S. resident and have resided in the U.S. continuously for at least 5 years just before s/he files a petition for naturalization or be a lawful permanent U.S. resident for 3 years, having been married to a U.S. citizen for those 3 years, and continue to be married to that U.S. citizen. S/He must also have resided continuously in the U.S. for those 3 years.
- Have resided at least the last six months of that 5 or 3 years' residence in the state where the petition is filed.
- Be of good moral character and loyal to the U.S.
- Be able to understand, speak, read, and write simple English.
- Possess some knowledge about U.S. history and government.