Citizenship and Naturalization
An individual can obtain US Citizenship either by birth in the United States, or outside the United States to a US National or through naturalization. Naturalization is a process by which U.S. Citizenship is conferred upon a foreign citizen after they fulfill certain legal requirements as mandated by the Congress.
To qualify for naturalization, the individual must:
- Must be 18 years old
- The applicant must prove good moral character, English proficiency, and pass a basic civics exam.
- Be a Greencard holder or a Legal Permanent Resident and must have resided in the U.S. continuously for five years after obtaining LPR status. Where LPR status is obtained through marriage to a US Citizen, the permanent residency requirement is three years.
- Must be physically present in the U.S. for at least one-half of the five years or one half of the three years in case of spouse of a U.S. Citizen.
- Must have resided continuously within the U.S. from the date the application was filed for admission to citizenship.
- Must not be absent for more than one (1) year during the periods of which continuous residence is required
All Applicants for Citizenship will be interviewed
by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service.
Our firm can help you to prepare and file your citizenship application. We can provide you legal assistance and advise you as to whether there are any issues in your case that need to be addressed.