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Hiring an Attorney to Become a U.S. Citizen
The other day, our office received a phone call from a potential client who was concerned about whether or not he needed to hire an attorney to apply for citizenship. Technically, the answer is no; however, that’s a really bad idea. The reason why is that immigration law is very complicated. Mistakes can be made. They’re very easy to make.
Mistakes will lead to delays and sometimes even denials. If your naturalization case is denied, this will cause you to lose your government filing fee and also could place you in removal proceedings. For that reason, doing it alone is a very bad idea. Yes, you should hire an attorney to apply for citizenship. If you have any questions, 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.
The other day we spoke with a client. We were talking about the naturalization process. The client asked what they needed to submit with their N-400 naturalization application. What we do is we prepare a list for all of our clients of all of the documents that you need to submit along with the N-400 application. It’s important to remember that every case is different; however, you want to submit documents that are going to help you show that you are eligible for naturalization. For example, one of the requirements is that you must be a lawful permanent resident for at least five years. You want to submit proof that you were a lawful permanent resident for at least five years. Normally, what we would do is we would submit a copy of the front and back of your permanent resident card. In addition, another requirement is that you must be residing in the United States, so we would submit proof that you’ve been residing here in the United States. For example, a utility bill. Again, every case is different. If you have any questions about your naturalization application or any other immigration matters, please give us a call.
Are you applying for permanent residency for a family member and have questions about what you should know about your naturalization claim? Contact our experienced New York naturalization lawyer today for a free consultation and case evaluation.