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Applying for US citizenship is lengthy and complex. Several documents, steps and legal requirements are enforced to successfully complete the naturalization process. By definition, naturalization is the process by which a non-US citizen voluntarily becomes an American citizen. While there are many benefits to becoming an American citizen, the government does not make it an easy, simple process.
Our immigration attorney is equipped with the experience and skills needed to effectively navigate and complete the naturalization process. Contact us today.
Understanding the US Naturalization Process
Frankly, the US makes naturalization applicants work hard to become legal citizens. You need a committed, diligent and honest attorney who understands the process inside and out: We are the right people to help you. At H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C., we can help you save time and hassle by walking you through the process and ensuring your rights are protected at all times.
What steps are involved in the naturalization process? Here’s an overview of the 10 steps:
- Determine if you are already a US citizen
- Determine your eligibility to become a US citizen
- Prepare Form N-400 to apply for naturalization
- Submit Form N-400
- Go to the biometrics appointment, if applicable
- Complete the interview
- Application continuation, if applicable
- Receive a decision from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
- You may be granted or denied
- Receive a notice to take the Oath of Allegiance
- Take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States
- Understand U.S. citizenship
As straightforward as these 10 steps may seem, things can get complicated quickly. You will likely have questions and concerns with the legal paperwork and requirements involved, which is something we are confident we can help with. To date, we have helped countless clients become US citizens and are happy to help you achieve the American Dream as well.
Complications with US Naturalization
To even be considered for naturalization, you must meet the eligibility requirements:
Have had a
Permanent Resident (Green) Card for at least 5 years, or at least 3 years if you’re
filing as the spouse of a U.S. citizen
You must renew your Permanent Resident Card before applying for citizenship if:
- Your card will expire within 6 months of applying, or
- Your card has already expired
- You can apply for naturalization before you receive your new Green Card as long as you submit a photocopy of the receipt for your Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card when you receive it
- You must renew your Permanent Resident Card before applying for citizenship if:
- Be at least 18 years old when you apply
- Can read, write, and speak basic English
- Are a person of good moral character
- Go through the 10-step naturalization process
Our goal is to help you understand each step of the naturalization process while giving you an in-depth understanding of your options and legal rights (yes, you have rights as an applicant).
Dedicated to Helping You Become a Legal US Citizen
You might wonder why you should trust H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. for legal counsel during this complicated yet critical time in your life. To start, we are a compassionate team that obtains an extensive track record of success, and we have proven our ability to advocate for our clients with respect, tenacity and professionalism. We also take the time to listen carefully and attentively to each client, because to us, you are not just another case number: You are a valued human being.
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