More than 59 thousand Indians acquired American citizenship in the year 2023, report came out

By Pooja Bhardwaj February 12, 2024 7:56 AM IST

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More than 59 thousand Indians acquired American citizenship in the year 2023

America has released a report of US Citizenship 2023. In this report, America has been very kind to Indians this year. According to the report, America has given citizenship to more than 59000 people in 2023, not only this, Indians have got the second place in this report in getting citizenship, while Mexico is at the first place. USCIS i.e. US Citizenship and Immigration Service said in its annual report that in 2023, more than 59000 Indians have been given American citizenship.

8.7 lakh foreign citizens got citizenship

According to the official report, about 8.7 lakh foreign nationals became US citizens during fiscal year 2023 (year ending September 30, 2023), of which more than 1.1 lakh were Mexicans (12.7% of the total number of new citizens) and 59,100 (6.7 %) Are. ) Indians have got American citizenship. Additionally, of the newly listed US citizens, 44,800 (5.1 percent) were from the Philippines and 35,200 (4 percent) were from the Dominican Republic.

What is the eligibility?

Please note that to be eligible for naturalization (granting US citizenship), an applicant must meet certain eligibility requirements set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Requirements generally include being a lawful permanent resident (LPR) for at least 5 years. The USCIS report notes that there are also other special naturalization provisions that exempt certain applicants, including certain spouses of U.S. citizens and applicants with military service, from one or more of the general requirements for naturalization.

Most people take LPR for at least 5 years

Most people seeking US citizenship in FY 2023 were permanent resident eligible based on having been an LPR for at least 5 years (INA Act 316(a)), followed by applicants who had been an LPR for at least 3 years. Eligible were applicants who were U.S. citizens and married for 3 years (INA Act 319(a)) and applicants who were eligible based on their military service during the Hostile Period (INA Act 329).

How many years will you have to spend to become a permanent resident?

The report said that in general, a non-citizen must spend at least 5 years as a lawful permanent resident to be eligible for permanent resident status, while the spouse of a US citizen must spend at least 5 years as a lawful permanent resident. Will have to spend at least 3 years in. The average number of years spent as LPR for all permanent resident citizens in FY 2023 was 7 years. Additionally, under the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), naturalizations during fiscal years 2022 and 2023 account for nearly a quarter of all naturalizations over the past decade.

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