Declaration of Intention
This document typically includes
the statement itself, applicant's
name and allegiance, and
sometimes a brief
background/history. Reason for
citizenship not necessary.
Interview with U.S.C.I.S.
The interview with the U.S.C.I.S.
officer will primarily consist of
questions regarding the
application and background. It is
not a fact-based interview, so no
preemptive studying is needed.
Live in U.S. for 5 Years
During the required 5 years of
residence, attending classes and
studying for the citizenship exam
are recommended, along with
becoming acquainted with the
The citizenship exam consists of
Speaking-Needed for interaction.
Reading-Essential for information.
Writing-Crucial for communication.
Civics/History-Knowledge of U.S.A.
- Voting-Having a voice in elections.
- U.S. Passport-U.S. Embassies support.
- Political Official-Can be a leader.
- Federal Employee-Work with government.
- Freedom-Religion, speech, press,
assembly, petition, etc.
The United States Citizenship and
Immigration Services is a component of
the United States Department of
Homeland Security that is associated
with obtaining U.S. citizenship.
Governments in the World
- Democracy-United States
- Dictatorship-North Korea
- Oligarchy-None currently? China was
- Representative Democracy-Canada
- Direct Democracy-Switzerland
- Totalitarianism-South Africa
STEPS TO CITIZENSHIP
Pledge Oath of Allegiance
Congratulations! The final step is to
attend a ceremony to pledge your
allegiance to the United States to
obey the Constitution and state
laws of residence and perform
BENEFITS OF CITIZENSHIP
U.S.A. Egypt Canada Jamaica S. Africa
N. Korea China Switzerland Denmark Brazil