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Processing Time for Naturalization
We receive phone calls all the time from potential clients who want to become naturalized US citizens. One of the main questions that our clients usually have is how much time it takes to become a naturalized US citizen. The processing time normally for a naturalization application is between six months to one year; however, mistakes can cause delays. If you want to process your case, if you want to become a US citizen quicker and you want to avoid these delays, so you want to avoid these mistakes.
In addition, mistakes can also turn into denials. Denials will, of course, cost you more money. In rare cases, they can also land you in removal proceedings. For this reason, it’s very important that you go with an experienced immigration attorney. If you’re ready to apply for naturalization or if you have any other questions about any other immigration matters, please give us a call.
We received a phone call recently from a potential client who had questions about the entire naturalization process. The question that came up was, “What can I expect at the naturalization interview?” What happens is the officer is going to review the entire application and all of the immigration history. The officer is going to do this for several reasons.
First of all, they want to ensure the accuracy of the information in the application. They want to ensure the truthfulness of the information. Then also, they want to screen for eligibility. In other words, they want to make sure that you are eligible for naturalization.
Once the officer determines that you are eligible, what also happens at the interview is you will take two exams. The first will be the civics exam and the other exam will be the English exam. If all goes well, the officer will approve you. Then you will receive an appointment letter in the mail instructing you to show up for your oath ceremony. If you have any questions about the naturalization process or any other immigration matters, please give us a call.
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.
Becoming a U.S. Citizen
We received a phone call a few days ago from a potential client. She had questions about whether or not she was eligible to naturalize to become a US citizen. She asked what the process was. First of all, you need to be over the age of 18. Second, you need to be a lawful permanent resident for a minimum of five years, or in the case of a lawful permanent resident who is married to a US citizen, you have to be a permanent resident for a minimum of three years.
There are also physical presence requirements and residency requirements inside the United States. In addition, you also have to be a person of good moral character. If you meet all these requirements, there are still additional requirements that you have to meet; however, these are the basic requirements. If you have any other questions about naturalization or any other immigration matters, please give us a call.
Are you applying for permanent residency for a family member and have questions about how to win your naturalization claim? Contact our experienced New York naturalization lawyer today for a free consultation and case evaluation.