Our Club congratulates Sunanda Charles on achieving full Citizenship last week.

Of the approximately 860,000 green card holders who apply for Citizenship by Naturalization each year, USCIS approves about 23%. It denies about 2-3%, while about 70% remain pending.

These general eligibility requirements specify that the applicant must:

Be at least 18 years of age;

  • Be a lawful permanent resident (green card holder);
  • Have resided in the United States as a lawful permanent resident for at least five years;
  • Have been physically present in the United States for at least 30 months;
  • Be a person of good moral character;
  • Be able to speak, read, write and understand the English language;
  • Have knowledge of U.S. government and history; and
  • Be willing and able to take the Oath of Allegiance.

Please join us in congratulating Sunanda and welcoming our newest citizen.