Naturalization Helping You Start a New Life in the United States

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Realize Your Dream of U.S. Citizenship with Our Guidance

U.S. citizenship is the dream of many people who come to this country through various types of visas, such as family-based visas, employment-based visas, investment-based visas, and more. Citizenship provides many advantages on those who succeed in completing the process, and we want to help make you one of them.

As a U.S. citizen, you will have the right to vote in elections, obtain a passport that permits you travel freely to and from our country, and allows you to help bring in family members through green cards. Most importantly, as a U.S. citizen you will never have to worry about the prospect of being deported from your home.

Becoming a citizen involves an application, thorough and complete documentation, deadlines, and various other steps along the way. The process can be lengthy, uncertain, and subject to certain pitfalls and mistakes. Your citizenship is too important to trust to chance, which is why we recommend that you have the guidance of a competent immigration lawyer on your side throughout the process.

At Deadwyler-Heuman Law Firm, LLC, we take pride in helping individuals navigate the process of making their American dream come true. Our firm has the knowledge, dedication, and passion to help you navigate this often-complex path. Ensure you have the best chance for success by taking advantage of our experienced representation.

Want to become a U.S. citizen? Reach out to our Macon naturalization attorney at (478) 205-6623 or through our online request form for a free, initial consultation.

The Naturalization Process

If you were born in another country and at least one of your parents is a U.S. citizen, you qualify for U.S. citizenship. However, if you were born abroad to citizens of a foreign country, you will have to undergo a process called “naturalization.” To start the process of naturalization, however, you must first become a lawful permanent resident of the United States, otherwise known as a green card holder.

Before you can even apply for naturalization, you must meet certain eligibility requirements. These requirements will be specific to your situation. However, in general, they include:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to apply for naturalization
  • You have been a green card holder for at least five years prior to your application or you have been a green card holder for at least three years prior to your application if you are married to a U.S. citizen
  • You have resided continuously in this country during the previous five (or three) years
  • You have maintained a physical presence in this country during at least 30 months of the five years (or 18 months of the three years)
  • You are able to read, write, and speak English and pass a test evaluating these skills
  • You have a basic knowledge of U.S. history and civics and have passed a test proving as much
  • You have lived in the state where you are applying for naturalization continuously for at least three months prior to your application
  • You are of good moral character
  • You support the U.S. Constitution and U.S. government

While these steps may seem simple, many mistakes can be made in the process, and you must first determine that you qualify before you even apply. For example, certain criminal arrests and convictions will disqualify you from seeking citzenship citizenship and may even find you subject to deportation hearings. Other disqualifying reasons can include unpaid U.S. taxes, not having maintained a long enough physical presence in the U.S., previous immigration application inconsistencies, and more.

Once you apply, your whole immigration record from the day you first applied for a visa will be thoroughly reviewed and analyzed by the Department of Homeland Security. Because of this, you will want to ensure that you are fully qualified and that your application and documentation is complete and without errors or inconsistencies.

Consult with an Experienced Attorney

At Deadwyler-Heuman Law Firm, LLC, we will do everything possible to prepare you for the entirety of the naturalization process to increase your chances for success.

Ready to get started on your path to U.S. citizenship? Contact us at (478) 205-6623 to get started today or submit an online contact form here.

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