Naturalization is an act of acquiring citizenship by migrants in a foreign country after legally living certain number of years, paying taxes, speaking language and fully integrating to culture.

 

The rules of naturalization vary from country to country but typically include a promise to obeying and upholding that country’s laws.  Naturalization laws in some countries require renouncing previous citizenship.

 

While the average number of years to naturalize for citizenship in 5 years in most countries, the rules are different in every country.

 

Let us take a look below..

 

Country Naturalizing in years
Afghanistan 5
Albania 5
Algeria 7
Andorra 20
Angola 10
Antigua & Barbuda 7
Argentina 2
Armenia 3
Australia 4
Austria 10
Azerbaijan 5
Bahamas 10
Bahrain 25
Bangladesh 5
Barbados 5
Belarus 7
Belgium 5
Belize 5
Benin 10
Bhutan 20
Bolivia 2
Bosnia Herzegovina 8
Botswana 12
Brazil 4
Brunei 12
Bulgaria 10
Burkina Faso 10
Burundi 10
Cambodia 5
Cameroon 5
Canada 3
Cape Verde 5
Central African Rep 15
Chad 5
Chile 5
China 5
Colombia 5
Comoros 10
Congo 10
Congo Democratic Rep 5
Costa Rica 7
Croatia 8
Cuba 5
Cyprus 7
Czech Republic 5
Denmark 9
Djibouti 10
Dominica 12
Dominican Republic 2
Ecuador 3
Egypt 10
El Salvador 5
Equatorial Guinea 40
Eritrea 10
Eswatini (Swaziland) 10
Estonia 8
Ethiopia 4
Fiji 5
Finland 5
France 5
Gabon 5
Gambia 15
Georgia 5
Germany 8
Ghana 5
Greece 7
Grenada 12
Guatemala 5
Guinea 5
Guinea-Bissau 6
Guyana 12
Haiti 5
Hong Kong SAR 7
Honduras 3
Hungary 8
Iceland 7
India 12
Indonesia 5
Iran 5
Iraq 10
Ireland 5
Israel 3
Italy 10
Ivory Coast 5
Jamaica 12
Japan 5
Jordan 4
Kazakhstan 5
Kenya 7
Kiribati 7
Korea North *
South Korea 5
Kosovo 5
Kuwait 20
Kyrgyzstan 5
Laos 10
Latvia 10
Lebanon 1
Lesotho 5
Liberia 2
Libya 10
Liechtenstein 10
Lithuania 10
Luxembourg 5
Macedonia 8
Madagascar 5
Malawi 7
Malaysia 10
Maldives 10
Mali 10
Macau SAR 7
Malta 5
Marshall Islands 5
Mauritania 10
Mauritius 5
Mexico 5
Micronesia 5
Moldova 10
Monaco 10
Mongolia 5
Montenegro 10
Morocco 5
Mozambique 10
Myanmar
Namibia 10
Nauru
Nepal 15
Netherlands 5
New Zealand 5
Nicaragua 5
Niger 10
Nigeria 15
Norway 7
Oman 20
Pakistan 7
Palestine
Palau
Panama 5
Papua New Guinea 8
Paraguay 3
Peru 2
Philippines 10
Poland 10
Portugal 5
Qatar 25
Romania 8
Russian Federation 5
Rwanda 5
St Kitts & Nevis 12
St Lucia 12
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines 12
Samoa 5
San Marino 30
Sao Tome & Principe 5
Saudi Arabia 5
Senegal 10
Serbia 5
Seychelles 10
Sierra Leone 8
Singapore 12
Slovakia 8
Slovenia 10
Solomon Islands
Somalia 7
South Africa 5
South Sudan 10
Spain 10
Sri Lanka
Sudan 10
Suriname 5
Sweden 5
Switzerland 10
Syria 5
Taiwan 5
Tajikistan 5
Tanzania 7
Timor-Leste (East Timor) 10
Thailand 5
Togo 5
Tonga 5
Trinidad & Tobago 7
Tunisia 5
Turkey 5
Turkmenistan 5
Tuvalu
Uganda 10
Ukraine 5
United Arab Emirates 30
United Kingdom 5
United States 5
Uruguay 5
Uzbekistan 5
Vanuatu 10
Venezuela 10
Vietnam 5
Yemen 10
Zambia 10
Zimbabwe 10