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NATURALIZATION AND CITIZENSHIP 

Naturalization and Citizenship

Becoming a U.S citizen is a Dream of many immigrants and is part of the American Dream. U.S citizenship gives you many rights and advantages without the fear of being deported from the U.S. If you are a green card holder, you may be eligible for naturalization. 

 

Naturalization is the process to become a U.S. citizen if you were born outside of the United States. If you meet certain requirements, you may become a U.S. citizen either at birth or after birth. 

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To apply for naturalization to become a U.S. citizen, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.

  • Have been a lawful permanent resident for the past three or five years.

  • Have continuous residence and physical presence in the United States.

  • Be able to read, write, and speak basic English.

  • Demonstrate good moral character.

  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government.

  • Demonstrate a loyalty to the principles of the U.S. Constitution.

  • Be willing to take the Oath of Allegiance.

 

Benefits of U.S Citizenship:

As a U.S citizen, you can:

  • Obtain a U.S. passport and travel abroad.

  • Travel abroad freely without limitations.

  • Become eligible for federal employment.

  • Exercise the right to vote.

  • Bring other family members into the country.

  • Be protected from deportation.

 

The Immigration and Nationality Laws are complex and may seem confusing to most people. Becoming a U.S citizen is a milestone in a person’s life and should be handled with professionalism and expertise. 

 

The process can be time-consuming and can cause uncertainty and anxiety if it is not handled correctly by an experienced attorney.  

 

Therefore, is important to seek legal counsel from attorneys with a thorough understanding of immigration law. Furthermore, our attorney will accompany you at the naturalization interview to ensure that you feel comfortable with the process and that your rights are protected.

 

Don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation to find out if you are eligible for Naturalization. 

Call our firm at (786) 200-7411 or send an email to vdemaio@demaio-law.com.