If you are green card holder interested in becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States, it is important to take the proper steps toward making your dream come true, as this process can be complex and confusing in many cases.
One of the most important and beneficial ones is to consult with a law firm you can trust, as one seemingly simple error could lead to grave results including removal proceedings.
The immigration lawyers at the Law Office of Rusell T.Doncouse have been through the process numerous times and will be your advocates as you pursue your goal of becoming a U.S. citizen. Don't hesitate to contact us for a consultation with an experienced citizenship and naturalization attorney.
Your representation is custom-tailored to your specific needs. From your first consultation through to achieving citizenship, you can rely on your attorney's honest explanations and diligent assistance. Contact the firm at 254-304-1482 (first consultation is free) for a professional consultation. Hablamos español.
U.S. Citizenship is generally obtained either by birth or naturalization.
Naturalization is the process by which people who are not born as U.S. citizens obtain citizenship. Permanent residents are entitled to apply for naturalization after they have had their green cards for three to five years (depending on their specific circumstances). Pursuing the naturalization process can be complex and can take more than five years to complete. As your attorneys, we will:
Not everyone who wants to obtain U.S. citizenship needs to be naturalized. Some people are already legally U.S. citizens and simply need to obtain a U.S. passport and/or certificate of citizenship. Under the Child Citizenship Act, if you were born abroad, you have at least one U.S. citizen parent and you have your green card, you may be a U.S. citizen by operation of law and eligible for citizenship documents, or you may be able to acquire citizenship by presenting certain evidence to the authorities.
Again, the application of derivative citizenship laws can be very complex. Contact us to discuss your specific circumstances with an experienced immigration lawyer.