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Applying for Citizenship

Congratulations on your decision to apply for U.S. citizenship! Attorney Cynthia R. Lopez and her staff are ready to help you understand and navigate the complex immigration process. We also provide support for people who are considering or currently working their way to this part of the process. Depending on your situation, applying for citizenship can be a lengthy and complicated process. As a result, any minor error can delay or disqualify an application entirely. This is why having a competent and effective immigration attorney in your corner can make a world of difference and ease the stress that comes with this process.

Cynthia R. Lopez offers support and extensive legal counsel throughout every step of the process.

Requirements for Applying for Citizenship

U.S. citizenship or naturalization means you forfeit your country of origin’s citizenship. To do this, there are application requirements that foreign citizens must meet. With a few exceptions, the majority of cases require individuals to be legal and permanent residents.

According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a person may be eligible for citizenship if they:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have been a permanent resident for a certain amount of time (5 years or 3 years, depending on how you obtained status)
  • Are of good moral character
  • Have basic knowledge of the U.S. government (certain exceptions may apply)
  • Can prove a period of continuous residence and physical presence in the United States
  • Read, write, and speak basic English (certain exceptions may apply)

What Does American Citizenship Mean To You?

Becoming an American citizen is a great honor and privilege. It means that you are ready to become a citizen of the nation and participate in all of its benefits but also contribute to it. It comes with great responsibility and great pride. Our law firm is happy to help people achieve this important step in their lives.

Applying for U.S. Citizenship and Taking the Test

For most applicants over the age of 18, applying for citizenship in the United States will entail taking a citizenship test with some basic questions about U.S. law and government. People are often overwhelmed and stressed about taking the test, but we can help you prepare and ensure you know how to prepare and be ready. Our goal is to answer all your questions, guide you through the paperwork, and help you prepare for the entire process. Navigating the process alone can be stressful and confusing. That’s why we’re here to help you join this great country!

An Immigration Attorney to Guide You in Obtaining US Citizenship

It’s important to have a team by your side, who understands the system and will guide you through it to avoid any mistakes that can be costly to your application process. Cynthia R. Lopez and her experienced legal team will help you begin the process of obtaining U.S. citizenship.

Come by our offices located at 615 E. Schuster Ave., Suite #10 today or give us a call at 915-996-9070.