I am eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship, but my husband and children will not qualify for another year. Is it advisable for me to wait and apply for the whole family at the same time?


In general, there is no particular benefit for a family to wait to file naturalization applications at the same time, other than the fact that the citizenship interviews generally will be scheduled for the same day. Also, depending on the circumstances, the children may become U.S. citizens automatically once either parent naturalizes. So, that may be an incentive to apply now, rather than waiting for the rest of the family to independently qualify. (31.Jul.2017)

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