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If you meet certain requirements, you may become a U.S. Citizen either at birth or after birth.

To become a citizen at birth, you must:
  • Have been born in the United States or certain territories or outlying possessions of the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction of the United States; OR
  • Had a parent or parents who were citizens at the time of your birth (if you were born abroad) and meet other requirements.

To become a citizen after birth, you must:
  • Apply for "derived" or "acquired" citizenship through parents; OR
  • Apply for naturalization

The Naturalization Test

Most naturalization applicants are required to take a test on:
  • English
  • Civics (U.S. History and Government)

Citizenship for Military Members and Dependents

Members and veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their dependents may be eligible for special naturalization provisions. For more information, please contact the Multi-Cultural Center for an appointment.


All consultations and assistance are confidential and performed in a professional manner. Fees must be paid prior to services being rendered. Interpreters may be available for an additional fee.

Please call (605) 367-7401
to schedule an appointment.