How to acquire US citizenship?

Hello there!!

i am currently an Australian citizenship wanting to migrate to the US permanently. I have no relatives in the US but hope for employment.

Will getting citizenship be easy for me seeing as I have no relatives in the States?

What do i need to do to acquire US citizenship?


5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I work for USCIS, as a Customer Service Representative. Since you are currently outside the United States, I understand it is probably difficult to call our customer service number... But, for more thorough information, you can visit our website at

    Anyways... Since you have no immediate relatives in the US, it may be difficult to get the process started. What you may want to do is consult your local US Embassy or Consulate about acquiring a tourist visa, if you do not already have one. After gaining that visa, schedule a visit to the US. Find a few prospective employers, and if you find one who is particularly interested, find out if he or she would be willing to petition for you. First, you would need to change your status in the US, by filing the form I-539... Your employer would need to file a few forms as well, but that is something he or she would already know about or would need to call USCIS to find out about. After your status is changed to that of a nonimmigrant worker, your employer could then begin petitioning for your permanent residency, which does not take very long in these cases, so long as all the forms and evidence are filed properly. After being granted your permanent residency based on employment, you will received a temporary card (green card) valid for two years. After your card expires, you will file to remove the conditions and be granted a new card valid for ten years. After you have been a permanent resident for five years, you can apply to USCIS using the form N-400 for your Naturalization as a US Citizen (or if you happen to marry with a US Citizen in this time period, you can be married to him or her for three years, as well as be a resident for three years, and apply).. For more information about the form, and to actually download one if you'd like, you can visit our website. After the N-400 is processed, you will received an interview date, test date, and an oath ceremony date. After all of that is completed, after you take the oath to US, you will receive your Naturalization Certificate and the process will be complete... You will then be a US Citizen.

    That's a lot of information, but I hope it helped :). If you have any questions, feel free to email me or use our website

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I too am Australian, and was thinking about getting US citizenship. I am a software engineer. I'm curious as to why you're thinking of gaining US citizenship ... anyways;

    The first thing you need to do is get residency.

    You can acquire residency in 4 main ways;

    1. family based (you can't do this since you don't have relatives)

    2. employment based

    3. investment based (i.e. set up a business and employ people in the US in select regions. usually the investment is +1M $US)

    4. Green-card lottery.

    After you acquire residency you must maintain it for 5 years, and then you have the option acquiring full citizenship.

  • 1 decade ago

    I have been to Australia many times and have to ask. What the hell are you thinking. We are sliding into the political correctness toilet and will a third world turd in about 40 more years. Stay there and vote right wing to keep Australia a great country.

  • 4 years ago

    They pay social protection they in no way see lower back, cuz they return to their international places, yet human beings' grandparents and oldsters are benefited from this. They pay taxes whilst they pass to college. They make decrease than 0.5 of the money you're making as an american and the contractor gets filty wealthy, won't you ask him to pay for those taxes? maximum have not got credit taking part in cards and whilst they purchase something, they pay money. whilst they see the scientific expert they pay money. Why do no longer you get obtainable and do their job so which you will discover if it incredibly is rather well worth the money? they are the clarification your produce are much less costly. do you pick for to pay $3.00 for a banana or $3.00 in line with pound? they do no longer seem to be in basic terms a burden yet a huge help. They build all the roads you force on, i do no longer hear you complaining approximately that...they gets a commission little or no and your stat is able to locate the money for having advantageous roads and you could shop your own taxes down. If it replaced into greater costly to construct roads, your state taxes could pass up. we are speaking large much less costly exertions right here....retains you from paying greater. You reported before that they do no longer pay any taxes...confident, they pay taxes...whilst they pass to the shop, purchase gasoline, etc...yet regardless of in the event that they could pay taxes their earnings is in simple terms too low to steer them to pay taxes and that they could ought to be refunded in the event that they actually had to pay taxes.... in case you enable them to stay...which you have not got any decision, as quickly as criminal they should pay like everybody else, yet they'll ask to be paid like human beings...will they have the skill to locate the money for them then? Your taxes will pass up!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    say your being persecuted by sheep and camels

    and claim asylum

    if that fails

    a good cv with something useful

    and try to get a contact in USA

    there is a green card lottery all the time as well

    unlike oz it dosen't really matter that half your family ain't there

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