A board-certified immigration law attorney with our law office will conduct an in-person or telephonic initial consultation with each and every client who is seeking to naturalize. We will explore the criteria and eligibility for naturalization and properly screen and fully evaluate the client’s case before filing the FORM N-400 or N-600 with USCIS.
We will analyze to determine if the client was “lawfully admitted for permanent residence”. Additionally, we will assess if the client complies with:
- the statutory period required for naturalization,
- the general rule on physical presence,
- the general rule on continuous residence,
- the requirement of good moral character, and
- the English language/U.S. history requirements.
We will discuss with the client the issues material to eligibility regarding federal taxes, child support, Selective Service registration, criminal history, employment history, and other matters related to the process of naturalization.
We will ensure that the proper supporting documents are submitted to USCIS with the application. Our law office will monitor the case with USCIS, and we will advise the client of the progress of the case while we await the naturalization interview. Upon issuance by USCIS of an appointment date for an interview, we will ask that the client participate in a mock interview with an experienced immigration attorney at our law office. During the mock interview session, the attorney will discuss the details and procedures of the naturalization interview at the USCIS offices.
After competition of the naturalization interview with USCIS we will notify the client of the swearing -in ceremony and the implications of the naturalization oath and the rights and privileges when the client is considered a U.S. citizen.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. – XIV Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Citizenship is one of the most coveted gifts that the U.S. government can bestow, and the most important immigration benefit that USCIS can grant. Most people become U.S. citizens in one of two ways:
- By birth, either within the territory of the United States or to U.S. citizen parents, or
- By Naturalization.
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CONTACT A BOARD-CERTIFIED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY AT ADAN G. VEGA & ASSOCIATES, PLLC
We represent clients worldwide and offer consultations with an experienced Board-Certified immigration lawyer, either by telephone or at our Houston office. To schedule an appointment to talk privately with one of our experienced attorneys, call (713) 527-9606 or contact us online.