HOW TO BECOME A NATURALIZED CITIZEN
A foreign-born individual can become a naturalized U.S. citizen if they meet certain requirements. This is another path to citizenship that's open to many individuals currently in the United States, often on a green card. The process of naturalization gives you all the same rights you would enjoy if you had been born in the United States including the ability to vote. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) manages the process, and the final decision comes down to the decision of a USCIS officer. You'll need to fill out an application and demonstrate that you meet the necessary requirements in order to achieve naturalization status.
Often, it's beneficial to hire an immigration attorney for the naturalization process. Your legal counsel can guide you through the naturalization process, help you with your application, give you advice on how to make the strongest case possible, and help you achieve the best possible outcome. If you are considering an application for naturalization, the attorneys at Diron Rutty, LLC may be able to help. We've worked with many clients seeking naturalization, and we understand the process and what USCIS officers are looking for when examining your evidence and application. Learn more about requirements and then schedule a free consultation to learn more about how our team may be able to help you.
Do You Meet the Requirements for Naturalization?
Before you apply for naturalization, you must meet a few requirements that may apply to you. It's important to make sure you are eligible for naturalization before you submit your application, otherwise, it could result in a denial and cost you more money to reapply through another pathway to citizenship. When considering naturalization as part of your journey of immigration to the USA, in most cases you must:
Generally, an applicant for naturalization must complete Form N-400 and submit it to USCIS. You'll need Form M-599 if you are applying for naturalization based on military service. Knowing which forms apply to you and which do not is a vital part of this process; neglecting to send in the proper documentation and form could result in an automatic denial of your application, resulting in increased legal fees and more time and expense. A consultation with an immigration attorney may be able to help you clear up any confusion that you may have about which forms apply to your specific situation.
How Immigration Attorneys Can Help With the Naturalization Process
The law surrounding citizenship and naturalization is complicated. Making a mistake in the process can cause you to spend more money reapplying or appealing the denial. Working with an immigration attorney from the start can help you make your application stronger and better your chances of having a positive outcome to your case. Each case is unique, and a skilled attorney will be able to help you determine the best course of action to achieve the immigration status that you need. They can answer your questions and address your concerns, which is especially useful when immigration laws seem to be changing by the day. Working with an attorney provides you with peace of mind knowing that you are doing all the right things to achieve the status of a naturalized citizen.
If you believe that you are eligible for naturalization and would like to learn more about the process and how an immigration attorney can help you, The Law Offices of Diron Rutty, LLC is now offering free consultations to potential clients. These consultations are completely confidential and can help you find a clear path towards citizenship. You can get in touch with our team for more detailed, specific information, by contacting The Law Offices of Diron Rutty, LLC. Call us at (718) 324-0404 or (845) 849-9201, use the form at the right, or email us at info@DironRuttyLLC.com to schedule your free consultation today.