Do you have questions regarding immigration in the United States? Check out these 3 immigration tips for guidance, then call our attorney.
1. Losing Citizenship from Moving Abroad
Recently, we helped a client obtain naturalization, and she was really happy. She received her certificate of naturalization, took the oath, and was extremely excited and pleased to be a U.S. citizen. She called us after the fact, however, and asked if she could move out of the country. Her question was, “Will I lose my citizenship if I move out of the country?”
Unlike lawful permanent residence, if a U.S. citizen moves out of the country, they will not lose their citizenship. This is one of the key advantages of naturalizing to become a U.S. citizen. If you have any questions about naturalization, citizenship, or any other immigration matters, give us a call. We would love to answer your question.
2. Choosing an Immigration Attorney
How do you choose a good immigration attorney? This is a really good question. This is actually one of the most important questions that you must answer throughout the entire process.
You want to choose an immigration attorney who is knowledgeable, who is experienced, who is reliable and trustworthy, and someone who is going to answer the phone when you call and respond to your messages. You also want to work with somebody that is going to be easy to work with and somebody who does only immigration law. There are some attorneys that do a little bit of everything and, because immigration law is so technical, you may not get the best results if you go with somebody that does not specialize in immigration law.
If you have any questions about choosing an immigration attorney or any immigration related matters, give us a call. We would love to answer your questions.
3. Undocumented Immigrant Becoming a Citizen
Our office was contacted the other day by someone who was here without lawful status. This person wanted to know what the process looked like to become a U.S. citizen. What we explained to her was that this is a really long process. First of all, you have to become a lawful permanent resident, and that on its own is going to be a very long, complicated process, and you need to meet the eligibility requirements.
If you are able to become a permanent lawful resident, five years after becoming a permanent resident— or three years, if your permanent residency is based on marriage to a U.S. citizen)— then you can apply for naturalization to become a U.S. citizen. Even then, after that, you still must meet the eligibility requirements.
If you have any questions about naturalization or any other immigration related matters, give us a call. We would love to talk to you.
Do you or your loved one need help with immigration related legal matters and have questions about our 3 immigration tips? Contact our experienced New York green card lawyer for a free consultation and case evaluation.