Do you have questions about naturalization? Check out these 3 naturalization tips for guidance, then call our Buffalo attorney to get started.
Green Card Holder Living Outside The U.S.
We receive a lot of phone calls from lawful permanent residents who are living between the United States and in their home countries, but they want to apply for naturalization here in the United States. They ask, “Can I live in both countries when I apply for naturalization?” The answer is no. We do not recommend applying for naturalization if you are living between both countries.
Here’s why. The reason why is because there are physical presence requirements here in the United States. You also must be residing in the United States when you apply for naturalization and have resided in the United States for a minimum of five years before you apply for naturalization.
In addition, if you spend a significant amount of time outside of the United States, you actually risk a finding of abandonment of your lawful permanent residence when you come back to the United States. This could place you in removal proceedings. That would be a big problem. If you have any questions about naturalization or any other immigration matters, please give us a call.
Denied Naturalization Application
We were talking with a potential client the other day who was very concerned about the application process. What we like to do is prepare our clients for all of the potential possibilities. What happens if your naturalization application is denied?
In some cases, what you could do is you can actually appeal this denial. In other cases, what you could do is you can go back, try to fix the reasons why you were denied, and then reapply. There are no limits on the amount of times that you can apply for naturalization. If you have any questions about naturalization or any other immigration matters, please give us a call.
Approved Naturalization Application
Clients often ask what happens after a naturalization application is approved. In most cases, what’s going to happen is you will receive an appointment letter in the mail. This appointment will tell you to attend an oath ceremony.
At that oath ceremony, you, of course, will take the oath. Then you will receive the Certificate of Naturalization right then and there. In some rare cases, however, what could happen is you will take the oath right after the interview and you will receive the Certificate of Naturalization right then and there. If you have any questions about naturalization or any other immigration matters, please give us a call.
Do you have questions about these 3 naturalization tips? Contact our experienced New York naturalization lawyer today for a free consultation and case evaluation to get started on your claim.