What is a Naturalized Citizen of the United States?
A naturalized United States citizen is someone who has obtained citizenship by process of law rather than by birth. The United States allows people who are not born American citizens to become citizens by completing a number of steps and exams. A US citizenship lawyer can evaluate your specific situation to determine eligibility.
How Do I Become a US Citizen?
To safely complete the steps involved, you will need to hire an Adjustment of Status attorney. The attorney will make certain that each step of the process is successfully completed, thus minimizing any risk along the way. In order to become a resident through this process, you will need to have a family petition approved by either your parents, spouse, sibling, or child. Next, you will need to attend a brief interview at USCIS. Then you will be granted your green card.
What are the US Citizenship Requirements?
The requirements to become a US citizen are that you have been a lawful permanent resident of the US, possess good moral character, and can pass a civics and English language exam. Specifically, you must have been a permanent resident for five years (only three years if you are married to a US citizen). Also, you cannot have been convicted for a crime in the last five years and no serious crimes after November 1990. Finally, if you have been a resident for 15 years and are over age 55, or a resident for 20 years and over age 50, you can take the naturalization exam in your native language, i.e., Spanish.
Why Hire an Attorney to Obtain US Citizenship?
Hiring an immigration lawyer for citizenship is an important step in order to make sure the process is done quickly and correctly. Hiring the best citizenship lawyer could mean the difference between becoming a US citizen for life or being deported back to your home country. Many times people apply for citizenship not understanding that something in their past could get them deported. Important areas for a US citizenship lawyer to review is your application for permanent residency that was previously filed with the government and your criminal record. Any mistake in the application could cause deportation.
Why Choose Us?
When choosing a citizenship lawyer in Los Angeles, Orange County, or San Diego, consider the experience of the lawyer or firm you are hiring. J. Eric Price and his team of attorneys have successfully filed naturalization applications for many clients and are experts in the field. If you have already filed an application, and are concerned that it was done incorrectly, J. Eric Price is capable of fixing the problem and protecting you from deportation.
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