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Becoming a Citizen

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Citizenship is the goal of many who emigrate to the U.S. and comes with numerous significant benefits. Potential citizens must go through the naturalization process and is available only for those who have lived in the country for at least five years, three years for the spouses of U.S. citizens.

What Are the Citizenship Eligibility Requirements?

In order to apply for citizenship, you must be at least 18 years old and meet one of the requirements listed below:

  • You are the spouse of a U.S. citizen and have lived in the United States for at least 3 years.
  • Your status as a permanent resident has been valid for 5 years and you have resided continuously in the U.S. for those years.
  • You have asylum and have lived in the U.S. 4 years.
  • You are a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) and have served in the U.S. military and lived in the U.S. for 3 years.

Considering citizenship? You need to speak with a highly-qualified Nassau County immigration attorney from Kapoor Law Firm. The professionalism and insight we can offer is unparalleled and we make a point of always being up to date on the latest immigration statutes and strategies for achieving your goals.

Our U.S. Citizenship Services in Nassau County

Citizenship Eligibility Assessment:

Kapoor Law Firm conducts thorough eligibility assessments to determine your qualification for U.S. citizenship. We review your immigration history, residency status, and other relevant factors.

Application Preparation and Filing:

Our attorneys assist you in preparing and filing the necessary citizenship applications, ensuring accuracy and completeness to enhance the likelihood of a successful outcome.

Naturalization Interview Representation:

We provide representation and support during the naturalization interview, preparing you for potential questions and helping you navigate the process with confidence.

Appeals and Waivers:

If your citizenship application faces challenges or denials, Kapoor Law Firm offers support in appeals and waiver processes, exploring legal avenues to address issues and enhance your chances of success.

Dual Citizenship Assistance:

Kapoor Law Firm guides individuals seeking information and assistance with dual citizenship matters, helping you understand the implications and navigate the legal requirement

Take Hold of the Many Benefits of Citizenship

Your citizenship case begins with filing Form N-400 with the USCIS and scheduling an interview where you will need to prove you have sufficient mastery of English along with a reasonable knowledge of U.S. history and government. As a full citizen, you will also be free from being deported for serious crimes. Although a conviction can result in jail time, you are not subject to deportation as a Green Card holder could.

If your case is approved, you may be entitled to certain rights as a citizen including:

  • The right to hold public office
  • The right to sponsor family members of lawful permanent residence
  • The right to vote
  • The right to live abroad without time restrictions

Begin Your U.S. Citizen Application Today in Long Island

Filing an application for citizenship is very serious—you should ensure you have a capable Nassau County immigration lawyer from our firm ready to manage your application so you have the best chance at having your application be approved. 

Call on Kapoor Law Firm today for your initial consultation— Call a citizenship lawyer near you at (516) 806-4070!

U.S. Citizenship FAQ

How Long Does the U.S. Citizenship Application Process Take?

The processing time for U.S. citizenship applications varies, but it often takes several months. Factors such as the applicant's location, caseloads, and the complexity of the case can influence the timeline.

What Documents Do I Need to Include with My Citizenship Application?

Required documents typically include your green card, identification, tax records, and evidence of continuous residence. Specific document requirements may vary, so it's crucial to consult the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) guidelines.

Can I Apply for U.S. Citizenship If I Have a Criminal Record?

Criminal history may affect your eligibility for U.S. citizenship. Serious crimes or moral turpitude can pose challenges, but it's essential to consult with an immigration attorney to assess your specific situation.

Do I Need to Take an English and Civics Test for U.S. Citizenship?

Yes, most applicants aged 18 to 54 are required to take an English language and civics test. There are exemptions based on age and duration of permanent residency. USCIS provides study materials for preparation.

Can I Apply for U.S. Citizenship If I am Married to a U.S. Citizen?

Being married to a U.S. citizen can expedite the citizenship process. Spouses of U.S. citizens may qualify for a shorter residency period and other benefits. Consult with an immigration attorney to understand the specific requirements.

What Happens After I Submit My U.S. Citizenship Application?

After submission, USCIS reviews your application, conducts background checks, and schedules a biometrics appointment. If everything is in order, you'll be scheduled for an interview and, if successful, receive a notice to take the Oath of Allegiance.

Can I Lose My U.S. Citizenship Once Granted?

In rare cases, U.S. citizenship may be revoked if obtained through fraud or misrepresentation. However, the process is complex and requires legal proceedings. It's essential to adhere to U.S. laws and regulations.

How Can I Check the Status of My U.S. Citizenship Application?

Applicants can check the status of their application online using the USCIS case status tool. USCIS also provides a customer service hotline for inquiries.

Should I Seek Legal Assistance for My U.S. Citizenship Application?

While it's not mandatory, seeking legal assistance from an experienced immigration attorney can be beneficial. An attorney can provide guidance, ensure proper documentation, and address any issues that may arise during the application process

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