The Frager Law Firm helps clients with
US naturalization. Permanent residents who want to become
citizens must go through the naturalization process.
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requirements for
naturalization include the following:
- A period of continuous residence and physical
presence in the United States
- Residence in a particular USCIS District prior
- An ability to read, write, and speak English
- Knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and
- Good moral character
- Attachment to the principles of the U.S.
- Favorable disposition toward the United States
During the naturalization process, the applicant
pass oral or written tests regarding U.S. history and government and
English language skills. A USCIS officer interviews the applicant. FBI
background checks are completed and applicants are fingerprinted. After
participating in a public ceremony called
the Oath of Allegiance to the United States, the applicant submits
green card to the USCIS and receives a certificate of U.S. citizenship.
Visa or residency issues can complicate
naturalization and possibly lead to deportation. The Frager Law
Firm can advise whether it would be detrimental to apply for
naturalization and explain options.
Other valuable legal guidance includes the
Citizenship apart from Naturalization
- How to answer naturalization application
- Preparation for the naturalization tests
- How to document one's stay during the required
- Advice on how a criminal record may affect
applying for naturalization
- Preparation for the citizenship interview
Aside from naturalization, other ways that U.S.
citizenship may be acquired include the following:
- Children born in the U.S. are U.S.
- Birth abroad to two U.S. citizen parents
- Under certain circumstances, birth abroad to
one U.S. citizen parent
- Adoption by U.S. citizen parents
Becoming a U.S. citizen offers benefits and
protections not afforded to permanent residents. Most citizens never
have to fear risk of deportation. Their family members receive
immigration priority. They can vote, hold federal positions, receive
federal grants, make political contributions, and run for public office.
a consultation today with the Frager Law Firm
If you have questions about immigration naturalization, or need legal
help to apply for citizenship, our lawyers at the Frager Law Firm can
advise you of your legal rights and help you make the right decisions.