Currently, there are not specific language requirements to be allowed to immigrate in to the United States. However, if you speak English, then you’re going to be better off. As someone interested in immigrating to the U.S., it is important for you to realize that most people speak English. Being able to speak, read and write in English will help you significantly.
Once you immigrate and decide to move on to get your green card and eventually your citizenship, you will typically need to show that you have a good understanding of the English language. Not all people are required to speak, read or write English, but many people are required to take English tests to become a naturalized citizen.
What should you do if you don’t speak English but want to immigrate?
If you’re immigrating for the first time, it’s worth your time to speak with an attorney who can help you with the process. Not speaking English won’t be too much of a problem, but you may need to hire a translator for certain parts of the process. There are also many schools and programs available, once you’re living in the U.S., which can help you improve your English. If you want to improve before coming to the U.S., there are often online tutoring services or local services that may be able to help you.
If you’re concerned about language barriers, then it’s a good idea to talk to your attorney about that. They can give you more information about the process of immigrating and if you’ll be expected to know English.