Becoming a U.S. Citizen

This website has helpful information on eligibility for U.S. citizenship, as well as links to resources to study for the English and civics portions of the naturalization tests.

If you have questions about eligibility, lengthy/numerous stays outside the U.S., criminal history or other factors that might complicate your application process, please reach out to me.
(206) 354-4791

Stricter ID Requirements for U.S. Travel Postponed Until May 7, 2025

Stricter identification requirements for domestic U.S. air travel that were supposed to go into effect on May 7, 2023 have been postponed until May 7, 2025. Check out this Seattle Times Article.

When the new rules go into effect, you will need one of the following to fly within the U.S.:

  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. Department of Defense ID, including IDs issued to dependents
  • Permanent resident card
  • Border crossing card
  • State-issued Enhanced Driver’s License
  • An acceptable photo ID issued by a federally recognized, Tribal Nation/Indian Tribe
  • HSPD-12 PIV card
  • Foreign government-issued passport
  • Canadian provincial driver’s license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card
  • Transportation worker identification credential
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (I-766)

For more information on the REAL ID travel identification requirements, check out TSA’s REAL ID webpage.