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Citizenship and Naturalization

Obtaining citizenship in the United States is most immigrants’ ultimate goal and dream. Becoming a U.S. citizen through naturalization can have significant employment, tax, and other benefits. In addition, U.S. citizens are allowed to vote, travel with flexibility, and take advantage of significant additional avenues to help family members immigrate to the United States. The pathway to citizenship, however, is often a long, arduous process. If you are not a U.S. citizen by birth, then you may be able to apply for U.S. Citizenship through the naturalization process. The eligibility requirements are as follows:

 

  • You must be a permanent resident for at least five years. If you are married to a U.S. citizen, then the requirement is three years.
  • You must be physically present in the U.S. for at least one-half of the 5 years before filing (or one-half of 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen).
  • You must continuously reside in the United States from the date of filing your application for naturalization to admission to citizenship.
  • You must meet the reasonable moral character requirements.
  • You must demonstrate the ability to read and write English and basic knowledge of civics and U.S. history.

 

We are committed to helping clients navigate the application process and preparing them for the naturalization interview. If you are interested in applying for citizenship, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office today to schedule a consultation.

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