Citizenship & Naturalization
For many immigrants to the United States, the ultimate goal is U.S. citizenship through naturalization. However, this is a process with strict eligibility requirements, complicated forms and a U.S. Citizenship test. Maximize your chances for success by retaining C2 Global Law's skilled, experienced immigration lawyers who have an in depth knowledge of the U.S. Naturalization process.
WHAT IS U.S. CITIZENSHIP?
U.S. Citizenship is the status given to a legal member of the United States. It is usually acquired by birth when the child is born in the territory of the United States. This is provided under the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution.
WHAT IS U.S. NATURALIZATION?
U.S. Naturalization is the process by which a citizen of a foreign country becomes a United States citizen.
WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. CITIZENSHIP THROUGH NATURALIZATION?
You may be eligible for U.S. Citizenship through Naturalization if you:
- Are 18 or older
- Have a Green Card for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
- Were physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the application
- Reside continuously within the United States from the date of application for naturalization up to the time of naturalization
- Are a Green Card holder married to a U.S. citizen
- A Green Card holder in the military
- Have parents that are U.S. citizens
- Have lived within the state, or USCIS district with jurisdiction over the your place of residence for at least 3 months prior to the date of filing the application
- Read, write, and speak English
- Have knowledge and an understanding of U.S. history and government (civics)
- Are a person of good moral character and believe in the principles of the Constitution of the United States
- Have the ability to pass the U.S. Citizenship test
There are some exceptions which may apply for certain applicants, such as spouses of U.S. Citizens or individuals currently serving in the United States military.
The C2 Global Law immigration lawyers can help you achieve your ultimate goal of U.S. Citizenship through Naturalization as long as you meet the eligibility requirements. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.