Dallas Citizenship & Naturalization Attorneys
Proudly Helping Clients Pursue the American Dream
At Perdomo Dorsett Immigration Law, we understand that obtaining citizenship is a major event for immigrants who have come to the United States in pursuit of a better life. That is why our talented team of attorneys is committed to helping clients navigate all phases of the immigration system. Naturalization is the process an individual must go through to become a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. Naturalized citizens are entitled to the same privileges as citizens by birth, including the right to register and vote in elections, serve on juries, and hold U.S. passports.
If you have been lawfully admitted to live in the United States and eventually want to become a U.S. citizen through naturalization, then you need to speak to a seasoned lawyer at our firm to discuss the various pitfalls that make it difficult for applicants seeking to naturalize. Our skilled and experienced family immigration lawyers have proudly represented hundreds of individuals in naturalization and citizenship matters, and we will gladly take the time to help you determine if you are eligible for citizenship or naturalization.
Eligibility for Naturalization & Citizenship
In order to qualify for naturalization, you must meet the following criteria:
- You are at least 18 years old
- You have been a permanent resident for at least 5 years without leaving the U.S for more than 6 months
- If you are married to a U.S. citizen, you must have lived in the U.S. for at least 3 years without leaving the country for longer than 6 months
- You demonstrate good moral character and you can read, write, speak, and understand English
- You can demonstrate knowledge of basic U.S. history facts or certain principles of U.S. government
Applicants with mental conditions and certain disabilities may be exempt from some of the requirements listed above.
U.S. Citizenship Process
To become a citizen of the U.S., you must first go through the naturalization process. If you meet all of the requirements listed above, you will need to complete and submit an application, attend an interview, and pass an English and civics test.
The citizenship process includes the following:
- Complete Form N-400 and attach two passport-style photos
- You must be fingerprinted and submit to a criminal background check
- You must attend an interview with USCIS where you will be asked questions about your application and take an English and civics test
- If your application is approved, you can attend the oath ceremony and receive your Certificate of Naturalization
At the oath ceremony, you must declare your allegiance to and willingness to defend the U.S. Constitution. If your application is denied, you can file Form N-336 to appeal the decision.
Let Us Review Your Citizenship & Naturalization Case Today
Perdomo Dorsett Immigration Law offers comprehensive immigration law representation in English and Spanish. Our law firm possesses more than 20 years of combined experience. When clients choose our firm to represent them, our legal professionals are involved in every step of the way. You can count on us to work with you and fight to protect your best interests from start to finish. We have an exceptional track record, and we are prepared to put our skills and resources to work for you today.
To get started on your consultation, please give us a call today at (214) 516-7776.
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