CITIZENSHIP THROUGH NATURALIZATION

The Naturalization Process can seem a bit blurry...

Flowers Davis Immigration Lawyers are here to clear the way for you

Naturalization is the process by which a person not born in the United States voluntarily becomes a U.S. citizen. The requirements vary depending on your individual circumstances, but in all cases an application must be completed.

 

The paperwork can be very complex, so consulting an experienced attorney is strongly recommended. Call 592-8186 today. The immigration attorneys at Flowers Davis can help you accurately complete your paperwork which avoids automatic rejection due to incorrect filing.

To qualify to file a naturalization application you must meet one of the following requirements:
  • You have been a permanent resident of the United States for at least five (5) years, and meet all other eligibility requirements

  • You are a spouse of a US Resident and have yourself been a permanent resident of the United States for at least three (3) years and meet all other eligibility requirements

  • You have qualifying service in the United States Armed Forces and meet all other eligibility requirements

  • You are a child of a U.S. citizen, born outside the U.S. or currently residing outside the U.S. (Note: You may already be a U.S. citizen and not need to apply for naturalization if your biological or adoptive parent(s) became a U.S. citizen before you reached the age of 18).

To be approved for naturalization, you must meet the following requirements:
  • You must be at least 18 years of age at the time of filing.

  • You must have been a legal permanent resident (have a “green card”) for at least five (5) years (or three (3) years if married to a U.S. Citizen)

  • Can demonstrate continual residence in the U.S. with no trips outside the country for more than six months

  • Can show you have been physically present in the U.S. more than half the time (three or five years) prior to the date you file

  • Can show you have lived the required time in the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services) district where you apply

  • Can demonstrate “good moral character” during the three or five-year period. This requirement can be affected by arrests, being untruthful in the immigration process (including at the interview), failure to pay child support, failure to pay taxes, among other things.

  • Can demonstrate you are able to speak, read and write English (there are some medical and age-based exemptions)

  • Have a basic understanding of U.S. History and government (civics) before passing an exam (again, there are some medical and age-based exemptions)

  • Are willing and able to take an oath of allegiance to the United States (there are religious accommodations that may be requested – for example, the “bear arms” provisions for Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc.)

 

Benefits of Becoming a Naturalized Citizen of the United States:
  • No more fear of deportation or removal

  • The right to vote

  • You will be eligible for scholarships and grants

  • Ability to travel with a U.S. Passport

  • Ability to work for state or national government offices

  • You will be able to establish better long term financial security

Path to Citizenship through Naturalization

The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world. The United States values the contributions of immigrants who continue to enrich this country and preserve its legacy as a land of freedom and opportunity.

 

U.S. citizenship is a unique bond that unites people around civic ideals and a belief in the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. The promise of citizenship is grounded in the fundamental value that all persons are created equal and serves as a unifying identity to allow persons of all backgrounds, whether native or foreign-born, to have an equal stake in the future of the United States.

The immigration lawyers at Flowers Davis believe in immigrant's rights, and pursue clients' cases with honesty, integrity, compassion and passion.

 
We Get It: The Naturalization Process can Feel Like a Maze.
Flowers Davis Immigration Lawyers are here to guide you through each step of the way.

We take clients over the weekend via appointment and we offer legal services in both English and Spanish.

Our qualifications include many years of experience and being members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

To obtain the seasoned immigration law services you deserve, contact us using the form on this page, or call 903-592-8186 today to speak with our immigration lawyers.

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