Naturalization & Citizenship

U.S. citizenship is available to individuals who have lived in the United States as lawful permanent residents for a certain number of years. The process for obtaining citizenship is called “naturalization.”  An applicant must show that s/he has resided continuously in the United States for five years (or three years if married to a U.S. citizen), been physically present for at least half of that time, paid U.S. taxes as a resident, and has “good moral character.”  We can help determine eligibility for citizenship, including review of any potentially disqualifying criminal charges or convictions, and prepare applicants for their interview with USCIS.

We also have expertise in determining whether an individual is eligible for U.S. citizenship “derivatively.”  This applies to individuals born abroad to one U.S. citizen parent. 

Checklist of Documents Required for Naturalization

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