Parents of a U.S. Citizen can obtain their citizenship by naturalization. To promote family unity, the Federal Government allows eligible, immediate relatives to have special immigration priority to reside legally in the United States. Immediate relatives must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. Parents of a U.S. Citizen can obtain their citizenship by naturalization at no waiting time.
Immediate relatives, such as spouses, children, and parents have special immigration priority and do not have to wait in line for a visa number to become available for them to immigrate because there are an unlimited number of visas for their particular categories.
The Naturalization Test
As part of the naturalization process, applicants are required to take a test on English regarding the Civics (U.S. history and government.) The Federal Government provides resources to help you prepare, unless you qualify for an exemption or waiver. The English test has three components: reading, writing and speaking.
The English test requirement may be waived if you are of an advance age. Older people may avoid the English requirement if they are at least 50 years old and have lived in the United States as green card holders for at least 20 years. This rule also applies to people that are at least 55 years old and have lived in the Unite States as green card holders for at least 15 years.
If you have a physical or mental disability that prevents you from learning English, you may not need to take the English and civics portions of the naturalization test. Your doctor must complete a medical certification for disability exceptions.
Parents of a U.S. Citizen can obtain their citizenship by naturalization.
Please see other categories:
- Sons and Daughters over 21
- Brothers and Sisters
- Certificate Replacement
- Certificate of Citizenship