Citizenship & Naturalization

Citizenship & Naturalization Attorneys 

Full Service Immigration Law Firm Serving Clients Nationwide

At Murray Osorio PLLC, we can help immigrants become United States citizens through naturalization. Usually, an immigrant can apply for naturalization after five years of lawful permanent residence, but in some cases, eligibility can be after three years. Our compassionate and experienced legal team can help determine if there is a path for you to become a U.S. citizen.

Benefits of Naturalization

Naturalization provides many benefits, including the assurance that an individual will not be deported or removed from the country and the ability to travel in and out of the US with no risk of denied entry. This is the only certain way to avoid deportation or removal. Additional benefits include the right to vote in local, state, and national elections, receive a U.S. passport, have broader access to public benefits like Supplemental Security Income, apply for green cards for family members and relatives, and apply for jobs in the federal government. 

Naturalization Process

The naturalization process begins by filing Form N-400 with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”), along with an application fee, passport-style photos, and other required documents. USCIS will provide a receipt for the filing, and later on, they will send an appointment letter to have fingerprints taken.

The final step of the naturalization process will be a scheduled naturalization interview. The interview will include questions about the application and two tests: an English test (unless you are eligible to take the test in your native language) and a Civic test. If the application is approved, and the tests are successfully completed, USCIS will schedule an oath ceremony. At the ceremony, the individual will take an Oath of Allegiance to the United States and receive a Certificate of Naturalization, officially becoming a United States Citizen.

Why Choose Murray Osorio PLLC for Your Naturalization Process

When it comes to the naturalization process, it's important to have experienced and knowledgeable attorneys on your side to guide you through the complexities of immigration law. At Murray Osorio PLLC, our team of citizenship and naturalization attorneys are dedicated to providing top-notch legal representation and personalized attention to each of our clients.

Here are a few reasons why you should choose us for your naturalization process:

  • Expertise: Our full-service immigration law firm has a proven track record of successfully helping clients navigate the naturalization process and achieve their citizenship goals.
  • Personalized Service: We understand that every client's situation is unique, which is why we take the time to tailor our legal strategies to meet your specific needs and goals.
  • Nationwide Service: We have offices in Newark, NJ; Silver Spring, MD; and Fairfax, VA. This allows us to proudly serve clients nationwide, providing reliable legal representation no matter where you are located.
  • Transparent Communication: We believe in open and honest communication with our clients, keeping you informed every step of the way and addressing any questions or concerns you may have.

If you are interested in naturalization, call 800-929-7142 or contact Murray Osorio PLLC online today to schedule a consultation with our experienced legal team.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the requirements for naturalization?

To be eligible for naturalization, an immigrant must have had lawful permanent residence for at least 5 years (or 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen), be at least 18 years old, be able to speak, read, and write basic English, and have a basic understanding of U.S. history and government.

What is the naturalization process like?

The naturalization process involves filing Form N-400 with USCIS, attending a naturalization appointment, participating in a naturalization interview, and taking English and Civics tests. If approved, the final step is attending an oath ceremony to become a U.S. citizen.

How long does the naturalization process take?

The naturalization process timeline can vary, but on average, it takes about 18-24 months from the time of filing the application to attending the oath ceremony. Delays can occur due to individual circumstances or USCIS processing times.