Citizenship and Naturalization

A citizenship attorney with experience and dedication in immigration and naturalization services has the skills and resources necessary to advise you on the steps necessary to complete your naturalization process.

Immigration and Naturalization Service

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The process of obtaining U.S. naturalization has multiple requirements and can be time consuming. Many immigrants struggle for naturalization for years before achieving full citizenship.

Individuals looking to begin this process, and those already working to complete their immigration journey, would benefit from an experienced bilingual attorney.

If you are seeking to become a U.S. citizen, contact naturalization and U.S. citizenship attorney today. U.S. citizenship lawyer at Urbina Law today and get the legal advice you need.

Naturalization and U.S. citizenship requirements

Not all immigrants can apply for citizenship and naturalization. Before a person can take this step, he or she must meet at least one of the following conditions:

  • Have a valid permanent residence in the U.S.
  • Residence in the United States for at least five years.
  • Living in the U.S. for at least four years in the United States in asylum cases
  • Be married to a U.S. citizen and living in the U.S. for at least three years as a lawful permanent resident
  • Be a permanent resident who served in the U.S. military and lived in the country for at least three years.
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You must also meet all naturalization and U.S. citizenship requirements. Among them:

  • Be over 18 years of age.
  • To be a Permanent Resident.
  • Have continuous residence and physical presence in the United States for certain years depending on your circumstances.
  • Good moral character.
  • Pass an English and U.S. history exam.
  • Take an oath of allegiance to the Constitution of the United States.

Those who qualify must still go through a citizenship interview before the government will approve their application. The test will include information on U.S. history, how the government works, and the ability to read, write and speak English.

Don’t be afraid of the citizenship test. At Urbina Law our citizenship attorneys are experts in immigration and naturalization services and we will prepare you in advance so that everything goes well in your citizenship interview.

What documents do I need to submit with my application?

There are several actions a person must take to obtain citizenship. First, persons who meet all of the following naturalization and U.S. citizenship requirements must file an application for naturalization form n-600.

Applicants will also be scheduled for an appointment where they will submit their fingerprints and biometric data for the government to conduct a criminal background check.

Next, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will conduct a citizenship interview. The USCIS will then conduct a citizenship interview where they will inquire about your background and application information.

Once a person passes their civics test and English language tests, USCIS will hopefully approve their application.

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What can I do if I have been denied U.S. citizenship?

Unfortunately, some people will receive denials of citizenship. There are some explanations as to why a person may be denied.

Failing a citizenship test or interview

One possible reason is that the person failed his or her citizenship interview or English and/or civics test. Applicants who failed the test may study to take the exam a second time. It is also possible to take the civics exam in a foreign language with the help of a translator if the applicant meets specific requirements.
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Moral Character

Another likely reason officials may deny an application is that the applicant lacks good moral character. In many cases, it is due to a criminal conviction on your record. Even relatively minor offenses can prevent someone from obtaining citizenship.

Receive the best possible assistance for your case.

Appealing an Immigration Denial

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In some cases, an applicant may file an appeal after the government denies his or her application for citizenship. They may need to retest and schedule a hearing with a new case officer.

In many cases, the appeal will lead to different outcomes and officials may overturn the previous denial. The prospects for a successful appeal are enhanced with the assistance of an attorney experienced in immigration and naturalization services.

Talk to a citizenship attorney now

The path to citizenship in the United States can be challenging. However, citizenship attorneys can make sure that you comply with all of the naturalization and U.S. citizenship requirements and help you overcome many of the obstacles you face during the immigration process.

Becoming a citizen offers many benefits and protections. If you are seeking to become a naturalized citizen, contact one of the U.S. Citizenship attorneys in Spanish ofUrbina Law Firm to schedule the evaluation of your case.