Information About Citizenship / Naturalization
Naturalization is the process of becoming a U.S. citizen after meeting certain requirements. Generally, anyone over the age of 18 who has been a lawful permanent resident for at least five (5) years may apply for citizenship (or three (3) years if the applicant received their legal permanent residence through a U.S. citizen spouse and still resides with that spouse). In addition, an applicant for citizenship must demonstrate physical presence, good moral character, and other requirements demonstrating allegiance to the U.S.
Laws governing the right of immigrants to apply for citizenship are complex and confusing, and recent security concerns have increased the challenges for those seeking to naturalize. At Rodriguez & Moretzsohn, we strive to obtain complete and accurate information on your own situation and we take into consideration the details of your status, background, and country of origin, to determine the best way for you to acquire citizenship. Through specialized knowledge and experience in immigration law, our attorneys will represent you through the entire naturalization process.
We encourage people in the U.S. to seek citizenship and reap the benefits of becoming a US citizen, such as, the right to live and work permanently in the U.S., the right to vote and serve on juries, and hold a U.S. passport. Additionally, U.S. citizens can petition for their spouse, unmarried child under 21 years of age, and parent as immediate relatives. Rodriguez & Moretzsohn can help you achieve the ultimate goal in your journey to becoming a United States citizen.