Naturalization and Citizenship

A Final Step In Your Immigration Journey

The decision to become a U.S. citizen through naturalization is a very important one. A citizen of the United States is not only afforded certain privileges, but also carries the weight of many responsibilities.

Generally, only those who are lawful permanent residents or have honorably served in the military may apply to naturalize. There are several additional requirements that must be met in order to successfully become a U.S. citizen.

Becoming A Citizen Through Familial Ties

Some individuals may be ineligible for naturalization due to prior criminal or immigration violations, time spent outside of the United States, failure to pay taxes or child support, or for any of the other myriad reasons found under the U.S. nationality laws.

Besides naturalization, another way to obtain citizenship is through one’s parents — either automatically at the time of birth, or afterward at the time of naturalization of the parent. This highly complex area of nationality law requires particularized knowledge of the laws in effect at the time of the child’s birth in order to determine whether the child automatically acquired or derived U.S. citizenship.

Helping You Reach Your Immigration Goals

We strongly recommend that you seek the advice of a knowledgeable immigration attorney in order to determine your eligibility for naturalization or citizenship. Submitting an immigration application when you are not eligible can result in the loss of permanent residence, deportation, family separation and permanent ineligibility for lawful permanent resident status in the United States.

Our firm will carefully review your case and will provide you with the information you need in order to make the best decision for you and your family. Call us at 915-772-2223 or fill out our online form.