Woodbridge Citizenship Attorneys
Helping With Immigration Cases for 20+ Years
Becoming a U.S. citizen allows you more freedoms and rights than immigrants with visas. As a citizen, you can vote, travel internationally with more freedom, and, importantly, petition for other family members to gain lawful entry into the United States. However, gaining citizenship isn’t easy. The naturalization process, the method for gaining citizenship, requires a thorough review from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), review of all immigration applications, and more.
If you are interested in becoming a United States citizen, you need to make sure you apply for citizenship under the right circumstances. Our attorneys at Yacub Law Offices can work with you to create an application in such a way that gives you the best chance of naturalization. We have more than two decades of experience helping individuals and families alike in a variety of immigration issues, and we want to help you, too.
Why Do I Need an Attorney To Pursue Citizenship?
As previously mentioned, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services are extremely strict in their review of citizenship cases. If you wish to petition for citizenship, you must submit a detailed naturalization application, but you must also expect the examiner to look at all underlying immigrant and non-immigrant applications. Because this process is so in-depth and lengthy, you must work ahead to ensure your case is portrayed in its completion. Our attorneys can work with you to ensure all necessary documents and petitions are filed and submitted to the USCIS for your naturalization petition. We can also help if you have any concerns regarding your qualifications for citizenship.
Does the US Allow Dual Citizenship?
Yes, you can have a dual citizenship as an American. You can enjoy all of the benefits of American citizenship without relinquishing any of the rights to your country of origin. You can live and work in either country and vote, run for office, and buy property as you please.
How To Qualify for Naturalization
To become a U.S. citizen through naturalization, you must meet several requirements. As a rule, a citizen through naturalization satisfies the following criteria:
- Is at least 18 years of age
- Can pass an English test
- Can pass a test on U.S. civics and history
- Possessed a green card before filing the naturalization application
- Was a lawful permanent resident for a minimum of five years or married to (and living with) a U.S. citizen for a minimum of three years
- Has been present in the U.S. on a continual basis
- Has proven themselves a person of good moral character
- Has lived in the U.S. and the state from which they file the naturalization application for at least three months
- Supports the Constitution and the United States government
It is important to note that the USCIS will look into the applicant’s criminal history when determining whether or not they are “of good moral character.” If you have a criminal history of any type, it is important to discuss the details with your immigration attorney as soon as possible.
Benefits of U.S. Citizenship
Becoming a United States citizen provides many advantages both domestically and abroad.
Some of the advantages of gaining U.S citizenship can include:
- You cannot be deported back to your country of origin
- You can travel short-term to over 180 countries without a visa
- You can be eligible to federal benefit programs
- Your relatives can be eligible for green cards
- Your children automatically become U.S. citizens at birth
- You don't need to renew your green cards once you're a citizen
- You can vote in U.S. elections
- You can run for public office
If you are eligible for naturalization and citizenship, we can help you move forward with the process so you can enjoy the many benefits that becoming a U.S. citizen has to offer.
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Our firm is passionate about what we do, and each of our attorneys is committed to using immigration law to the benefit of our clients. We firmly believe in the positive aspects of our immigration system, and we want to use our legal experience to help you become a lawful citizen. We have 20+ years of experience at our backs, and we are here to help you.
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