8 U.S. Code 1421 - Citizenship: The following requirements must be met to be eligible for U.S. citizenship:
- Applicants for U.S. citizenship must be 18 years of age or older when applying with USCIS.
- The applicant must be a permanent resident (LPR) for at least five years before being eligible for naturalization.
The applicant must have continuous U.S. residence for the past five years or more as a permanent resident. Continuous residence means uninterrupted residence from obtaining LPR status up to the time you're applying for U.S. citizenship.
The applicant must be physically present in the country for at least 30 months out of the five (5) years immediately preceding applying.
Each person who has been a Connecticut resident for at least six months immediately preceding the date of application for the examination before the written exam must file a completed Candidate Application with the Department and pay the required fee.
The applicant must demonstrate good moral character for at least five (5) years before filing for naturalization and during the approximately six-month naturalization process leading up to the administration of the Oath of Allegiance.
Anyone who will take up the position as General Counsel will be required to provide proof of attachment to the principles of the U.S. Constitution (shown by documents or by other means, such as sworn testimony) and will be well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States during all relevant periods under the law.
The applicant must be proficient in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English. Must have the knowledge and an understanding of U.S. history and government.