American Citizenship: who qualifies?

Citizenship Attorney

The decision to become a U.S. citizen can be incredibly rewarding and potentially life-changing. At our immigration law firm, we have helped hundreds of immigrants obtain United States citizenship and are ready to help you navigate the naturalization process.

The Benefits of Citizenship

American citizens enjoy a number of privileges that non-citizens, permanent residents and aliens do not. As a United States citizen, you have the right to vote and hold public office. In addition, you can travel freely outside the country with a U.S. passport.

When you visit any of our firm’s convenient office locations, we will provide you with timely, efficient services. Our knowledgeable lawyers will work hard to help you overcome any obstacles on the path to citizenship. We are up-to-date on the ever-evolving area of immigration law and understand how to effectively aid your case.

Determining Eligibility

You cannot be approved for USA citizenship without first obtaining a green card, or permanent residency. Assuming this criterion has been met, you must show that you are more than 18 years of age and have:

  • Good moral character
  • Paid taxes
  • Met any domestic payment obligations such as child support or spousal support
  • No history of criminal activity within the past five years
  • Achieved proficiency in the English language

The path to citizenship is relatively straightforward. However, sometimes small crimes such as shoplifting can preclude a finding of good moral character. In these cases, our citizenship lawyers will fight aggressively on your behalf to appeal your denial.

Speak with a Naturalization Lawyer

We provide prompt advocacy and resources to individuals across the southeastern portion of the state. Our attorneys are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact a citizenship lawyer with our firm today!