Citizenship & Naturalization
Welcome to Tseitlin Law Firm P.C., Citizenship and Naturalization Attorneys
At Tseitlin Law Firm P.C., our extensive experience of nearly four decades in Immigration Law serves as your compass in the journey toward the United States Citizenship.
The Citizenship and Naturalization is a legal process that enable a foreign-born individual to become a U.S. citizen. The legal requirements for naturalization and citizenship are complex and require thorough preparation, including a review of your immigration, travel, work and criminal history.
Requirements for Naturalization
To qualify, generally you must be at least 18 years old, have been a permanent resident for a certain number of years (usually five, or three, if married to a U.S. citizen), be of good moral character, and pass an English and civics tests. There are also specific residency and physical presence requirements. If you were arrested and charged with a crime, the USCIS will require you to provide certain records related to your criminal history and certificates of disposition showing how each case was resolved.
The Naturalization Application Process
The process begins with filing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, along with necessary supporting documents. After submission, the USCIS will schedule a biometrics appointment. This is followed by a naturalization interview at the local USCIS office, when an officer reviews your application and administers U.S. civics and English tests.
Once approved, you will be required to attend a naturalization ceremony, take the Oath of Allegiance, and receive your Certificate of Naturalization.
Alternatives to Naturalization
Apart from naturalization, there are other routes to citizenship, such as through military service or acquisition/derivation of citizenship from U.S. citizen parents. These alternative paths each come with their own unique requirements and procedures.
What Documentation is Required?
You must submit your green card, passport, civil documents, evidence of your continuous U.S. physical presence, and learn history and civics questions to demonstrate English language proficiency. You may need to provide additional documents, such as, court and police records, tax returns, and evidence of child support payments.
Why Choose Tseitlin Law Firm P.C.?
Tseitlin Law Firm P.C. will ensure that your citizenship application is legally and factually accurate, supported by proper documents and promptly filed with the USCIS. We will prepare you for your interview and make your transition from a Green Card holder to a U.S. Citizen as seamless as possible.
Take the Next Step
Let us guide you on your path to U.S. citizenship. Contact Tseitlin Law Firm P.C. today for a detailed consultation about the naturalization and derivative citizenship process. We use our knowledge of the immigration laws, procedures and personalized strategy to make your dream of becoming a U.S. citizen a reality.