Immigration Citizenship Naturalization
A foreign citizen or national can become a U.S. citizen through a process called naturalization. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that applicant for naturalization must be:
1) A lawful permanent resident; and
2) Physically present in the United States for at least five years at the time of application, however, the USCIS allows a certain number of days outside the U.S. during this period; and
3) Of good moral character.
The application for naturalization must be completed correctly and completely or the application may be rejected. In addition, the applicant will be required to pass a naturalization exam. The Immigration Law offices of Richard A. Hujber can help to ensure that your application complies with all requirements and that you are well-prepared for the test.
IMPORTANT Reasons to have a competent immigration lawyer represent you:
If you have any of the following issues in your case, it is highly recommended that you have a competent immigration attorney represent you in the naturalization process:
1)Any criminal history
2)If you were a defendant in any civil litigation in the past five (5) years
3)Unpaid child support
4)Extensive or frequent travels outside the United States for business or pleasure
6)Failed to register with Selective Service
Benefits of Citizenship:
United States citizens will enjoy many rights and privileges that are not available to non-citizens. Included among these rights and privileges are:
1)Extending citizenship to your children
2)Reuniting families in the United States
4)Holding Public Office
5)Traveling as a U.S. citizen with all the benefits afforded to U.S. citizens and protections of the United States.
The United States does not formally recognize dual citizenships. However, it does not prohibit dual citizenship. Generally, no American will forfeit his or her citizenship by becoming or continuing to be a citizen of another country. However, other countries have their own laws regarding dual citizenship. To determine whether you are eligible for dual citizenship upon becoming a U.S. citizen, contact the embassy of the other country.