Why do I need an immigration attorney to help with my citizenship application?
If you’re ready to apply for U.S. citizenship, congratulations! Many people dream of being able to complete this step, but not so many are able actually do so. Diez & Crane and their team of qualified immigration attorneys are equipped to walk you through this long and complex process. It is vitally important that no errors exist in your application. Even small errors can cause long delays or even the disqualification of your application. Make sure that you go over your citizenship application with a qualified immigration lawyer.
Diez & Crane offers legal support and in-depth legal counsel throughout every step of the process right here in the Rio Grande Valley.
What are the requirements for applying for citizenship?
Most applicants must be legal and/or permanent residents in the U.S. in order to be considered for citizenship, although there are some exceptions.
If you receive your U.S. citizenship or naturalization, you will be required to give up the citizenship from your country of origin.
According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a person may be eligible for citizenship if they:
- Can provide proof that they have had continuous and physical residence in the United States
- Are at least 18 years old
- Have met a specific time length of permanent residency (3-5 years depending on how status was initially obtained)
- Can speak, read, and write in basic English (some exceptions may apply)
- Can indicate basic knowledge of U.S. government (some exceptions may apply)
- Are of good moral character
What does it mean to become an American citizen?
Becoming a citizenship of the United States is a great privilege and honor. This means that you are now able to reap the benefits that come with your new citizenship, as well as becoming a contributor to this nation. U.S. citizenship is a great point of pride and responsibility for those who are able to obtain it. We are so excited to help each of our clients with this significant step in their lives as a qualified immigration firm in Brownsville.
What is the process of applying for U.S. citizenship like? What is the U.S. citizenship test like?
For those applicants who are at least at the age of 18, there is a required citizenship test that asks basic questions regarding U.S. government and law. If you’re worried about taking this test, don’t stress! Our immigration attorneys can help you prepare for the U.S. citizenship test so that you will be ready when the time comes. We will guide you through every step of the way, answering your questions, helping you with the paperwork, and keeping you informed throughout the process. We want to help you become a citizenship of our country!
What’s my next step?
Talk to our attorneys in Brownsville, Texas to find out how you can apply for U.S. citizenship.