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Debunking Citizenship Myths

There are many myths and misconceptions about the citizenship process. Some people believe that it is too difficult to become a U.S. citizen or that you must have a lot of money to hire an immigration lawyer. Our Virginia immigration team debunks some of the most common myths about citizenship and provides tips on preparing for the process. We also want to let our readers know about our services at Yacub Law Offices EE.UU., where we can help individuals and families through every step of the citizenship application process.

"The citizenship process is too difficult"

Debunking this myth is easy - while the process may seem daunting, it is not as complicated as it looks. Many resources are available to help you prepare for the citizenship test and interview, and an experienced immigration lawyer can simplify the process. At Yacub Law Offices EE.UU., we can help you with every step, from preparing for the citizenship test to filing your application.

"You need to be wealthy to hire an immigration lawyer"

That is not true! While some law firms may charge high fees, many affordable options are available. At Yacub Law Offices EE.UU., we offer affordable legal services to help individuals and families through citizenship. We believe everyone deserves access to quality legal representation, regardless of income level.

"You can lose your citizenship if you move to another country"

This is a common misconception - you do not lose your U.S. citizenship if you move to another country. You may need to take steps to maintain your citizenship, such as renewing your passport, but you will not lose your status as a U.S. citizen.

"I can't get Citizenship if I have a criminal conviction"

You are not automatically disqualified from citizenship if you have a criminal conviction in your background. Several mitigating factors will be considered when deciding on your application. These factors include:

  • the time that has passed since the conviction,
  • the type and severity of the crime,
  • and a clean record since your arrest or detention.

If you have a criminal history, you should consult an experienced immigration lawyer before applying.

"If I lie on my Citizenship Application, It will improve my chances"

People interested in U.S. citizenship sometimes think it's okay to give misleading answers on their citizenship application. It would be best to never lay on your N-400 or any other federal forms. If caught lying on your citizenship application, this could lead to criminal charges and may forever bar you from becoming an American citizen.

"I was deported in the past; therefore, I won't be eligible for citizenship"

It is possible for you to become a citizen even if you have been deported in the past. Your deportation depends on the reason and how long ago it was. In situations like these, it is imperative to have legal guidance. At Yacub Law Offices, we can help you determine if you are eligible for citizenship and what the next steps might be.

Yacub Law Offices is Here to Guide You.

These are just a few of the common myths about citizenship. At Yacub Law Offices

, we want to help our readers understand the process and know they have options available. If you have any questions about citizenship or need legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help!

Contact us by filling out an online contact form or give us a call at (703) 552-5051 to schedule your consultation today!