Sacramento Immigration Lawyer
The attorneys at Manzoor Law Firm understand many of our clients have long-term goals to become United States Citizens. For some of our clients, the process for citizenship is easy; however, others may have some challenges and obstacles to overcome. We are ready to help those who need assistance with citizenship, no matter how easy or difficult the process may be.
Who is Eligible for U.S. Citizenship?
To be eligible for U.S. citizenship, you must first ensure you have all the following to qualify:
- You are 18 years of age or older.
- Maintained a lawful and permanent resident status for five years, excluding spouses of U.S. citizens, U.S. military personnel, refugees, and those who obtained their green card through asylum.
- You have lived in the country for five consecutive years before submitting your application and have not spent time outside the U.S. lasting more than one continuous year.
- You have been physically present in this country for at least half of the five years before submitting your application for citizenship.
- You live in the district or state where you submit your application for at least the past three months.
- You have not committed any crimes, paid your taxes on time, and have good moral character.
- You agree to swear an oath of allegiance to the United States and believe in the principles of the U.S. Constitution.
A Sacramento citizenship attorney can help determine citizenship eligibility before applying.
What is the Path to Citizenship?
The path to U.S. citizenship involved following all guidelines listed above and completing Form N-400 to apply for citizenship. Once the application is received, you will have an interview to test your U.S. history and government knowledge and test your ability to speak English. If everything looks good, an appointment is set for your citizenship ceremony.
How an Attorney can Help you through the Process
A Sacramento immigration lawyer can help you get through the immigration process. Your attorney can help determine if you are eligible for U.S. citizenship, file the application for you and assist with your interview. In many cases, having an attorney helps increase your chances of getting your citizenship application approved.