Immigration Law

US Citizenship

How do I become a citizen of the United States?

For many people around the world, the idea of becoming a legal citizen of the United States of America is a lifelong dream and goal. The U.S. has a reputation and history as a country full of opportunity for everyone, both for those who are born here and for those who immigrate here from around the world. Naturalization, however, is not an easy process; for many people it can become a confusing and complicated experience. If you want to increase your chances of success and avoid unnecessary complications, hire an experienced immigration attorney to guide you through the process and represent you with government authorities.

Eligibility Requirements

People become legal citizens of the U.S. either by birth or through one of several legal processes. Foreign nationals who want to enjoy the significant benefits and assume the rights and responsibilities of citizenship are required to carry out the process of naturalization. The basic requirements for naturalization include possessing a green card for a minimum of five years prior to the application date; living continuously in the U.S. for at least 30 out of the 60 months prior to the application; and being able to past tests in U.S. history and government as well as in reading, writing, and speaking English. It is also necessary to demonstrate that you are a person of good moral character, which includes never having been convicted of an aggravated felony, among other things. Provided that you can meet all of the requirements, you can complete an N-400 form to apply for citizenship.

Talk to Immigration attorney at Law Office of Garry Barbadillo as early as possible during the process of applying for U.S. citizenship. We have extensive experience with all aspects of immigration law and are ready to help you with every stage of your application. An attorney from our San Jose law firm is ready to meet with you to discuss the case, answer your questions, and prepare you for what to expect. With our help, you can reduce the chances of an unnecessary denial of your application and speed up the entire process.

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