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Naturalization is the legal process immigrants go through to become United States citizens. Eligible immigrants must be Lawful Permanent Residents for five years, or three years if they are married to a U.S. citizen, to submit naturalization applications to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Additionally, applicants must prove they have "good moral character," don’t have criminal convictions, and that they are familiar with U.S. history and the English language. Applicants also have to be physically present in the U.S. for more than half of the 3 or 5-year residency period.

Call Murray Osorio PLLC today at (800) 929-7142 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our citizenship & naturalization attorney in Silver Spring.

What Are the Benefits of Becoming a U.S. Citizen?

While some immigrants don’t apply for naturalization because the process is too confusing or because they do not see all of the benefits, becoming a citizen is the only sure way to avoid being deported or removed from the country.

Immigrants who complete the naturalization process and become U.S. citizens gain the following benefits:

  • The right to vote in local, state, and national elections
  • The right to receive a United States passport and travel without worrying about losing citizenship status
  • Broader access to public benefits like Supplemental Security Income
  • The right to apply for green cards for family members and relatives
  • The right to apply for jobs in the federal government

Navigating The Naturalization Process

The naturalization process starts with the filing of Form N-400. There is also the application fee, passport-style photos, and other documents that must be submitted. Applicants will be issued a receipt for the filing of the form and USCIS will send an appointment letter with a date and location for fingerprinting.

The last step of the naturalization process is the naturalization interview. At the interview, the immigrant will be asked questions about their application and will be administered an English test and a Civics test. If the application is approved and the tests are successfully completed, USCIS will set a date for an oath ceremony. Once the immigrant takes their Oath of Allegiance to the United States, they will be issued a Certificate of Naturalization and officially become a citizen of the United States.

How Our Citizenship & Naturalization Lawyers Can Help You

Our Silver Spring citizenship & naturalization attorney is here to help you by:

  • Comprehensive Assessment: Our first step is to thoroughly assess your eligibility for naturalization. This includes evaluating your current immigration status, residency duration, and any potential issues affecting your application. We ensure you meet all the requirements and are fully prepared to proceed with your application.
  • Application Preparation and Submission: Preparing and submitting your application is one of the most critical aspects of the naturalization process. We meticulously handle the completion of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, ensuring that all information is accurate and complete. We also assist with gathering the required documentation, such as proof of residence, employment history, and any other necessary records.
  • Legal Guidance and Advice: The naturalization process involves various legal nuances and potential challenges. We provide you with expert legal advice at every stage. Whether clarifying the requirements for continuous residence and physical presence or explaining the exemptions and accommodations available for certain applicants, we are here to ensure you understand the process clearly.
  • Interview and Test Preparation: The interview and the accompanying civics and English tests are crucial to the naturalization process. We offer comprehensive preparation services, including practice interviews and study materials for the civics test. We help you understand what to expect and how to present your case effectively to the USCIS officer.
  • Addressing Special Circumstances: Certain applicants may face unique challenges, such as those with disabilities, military personnel, or individuals with criminal records. We are experienced in handling these special circumstances and can provide tailored assistance to address any issues. We work diligently to ensure your application is as strong as possible, regardless of your situation.
  • Appeals and Legal Representation: If your application is denied, we are prepared to represent you in appeals and hearings. We analyze the reasons for the denial, gather additional evidence, and present a compelling case to USCIS or the immigration court. We aim to exhaust all available options to help you achieve your citizenship.
  • Continuous Support: The journey to citizenship doesn’t end with application submission. We provide continuous support throughout the process, from the initial consultation to the moment you take the Oath of Allegiance. We are committed to being by your side, offering assistance, and answering any questions you may have.

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Contact Our Citizenship & Naturalization Lawyers Today

Although petitioning for citizenship can be a long and complicated process that involves loads of paperwork, our lawyers at Murray Osorio PLLC possess the in-depth knowledge of the law that you need on your side to make sure your best interests are protected. If you want to obtain a green card so you can enjoy all the rights, benefits, and privileges that U.S. citizenship has to offer, then please contact our law firm so we can walk you through each phase of the naturalization process.

To speak to our legal team in Silver Spring , please give us a call today at (240) 202-1566 or fill out our online form.


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