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Citizenship and Naturalization

We offer the following legal services to individuals who are seeking help with their U.S. Citizenship applications:


Application for Naturalization

Naturalization is the process by which a foreign national becomes a U.S. citizen after meeting certain eligibility requirements, such as being a legal permanent resident (green card holder) for at least 5 years (3 years for Family-based green card), passing a civics and English test, and demonstrating good moral character.

The application collects information about the applicant's personal and immigration history, including criminal history and travel outside of the United States. The application must be submitted with supporting documents and the appropriate fees, and the applicant must attend a biometrics appointment and an interview with a USCIS officer. If approved, the applicant will take an Oath of Allegiance and receive a Certificate of Naturalization, becoming a U.S. citizen.


The Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes

The Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes allows certain eligible permanent residents to preserve their residency for naturalization purposes while temporarily residing abroad.

To be eligible for the application, a permanent resident must be employed by a qualifying organization, for example a U.S. government agency or an American research institution, and must intend to return to the United States to continue their employment. They must have been physically present in the United States for at least one year prior to their departure and must have maintained their residence and continuous presence in the United States during their absence.

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