Helping You Become a U.S. Citizen
At the Law Offices of Sandra I. Murado, some of the most rewarding moments we experience are when our clients complete the final step of their immigration process: becoming a U.S. citizen; however, the journey toward this point can be arduous, often riddled with potential obstacles and delays. It requires a highly knowledgeable attorney who can give you the full support you need in handling your individual case, as each application is unique and presents its own set of challenges.
No matter how long the road is, Attorney Murado is ready to help you attain full access to the benefits of U.S. citizenship. With 25+ years of experience, she has what it takes to make this process as efficient as possible.
What Is Naturalization?
To be a citizen of the United States, you must either have a birthright claim to citizenship or complete the naturalization process.
The Immigration and Nationality Act allows a permanent resident to apply for naturalization (U.S. citizenship).
If you wish to naturalize, you must have a green card, be 18 years or older, and demonstrate good moral character in the years leading up to your application.
Additionally, you must have lived continuously in the U.S. for the last:
- Five years;
- Four years, if you are an asylee;
- Three years, if you are the spouse of a U.S. citizen; OR
- Three years, if you served in the U.S. military.
You must file an application for naturalization (U.S. citizenship) along with required documentation with the USCIS Service Center. The USCIS will issue a receipt for the application and then schedule you to be fingerprinted at the closest USCIS District Office. The USCIS performs a background check. Once the background check is complete and the results are satisfactory, the USCIS schedules you for an interview at the USCIS District Office.
The interview is conducted. During your interview, you will need to demonstrate your knowledge of U.S. history and civics, as well as proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English. Attorney Sandra Murado can help you prepare for both of these assessments so you walk into the interview feeling confident about your ability to pass.
The USCIS approves the application for naturalization (U.S. citizenship). After you have taken the oath of allegiance, the USCIS issues you a certificate of naturalization (U.S. citizenship) and collects your permanent resident card.
A review of the facts of your specific situation is required to determine whether you can file an application for naturalization (U.S. citizenship). The naturalization (U.S. citizenship) process is complicated and time-consuming. We suggest the retention of an experienced immigration attorney well versed in the complexities of the process. Attorney Sandra Murado can efficiently guide you through each step of the process with the end goal of obtaining a certificate of naturalization (U.S. citizenship) as quickly as possible.
Comprehensive Naturalization Services
At the Law Offices of Sandra I. Murado, our goal is to give you everything you need to complete the naturalization process with ease and as quickly as possible. As such, we offer a range of services, supporting you every step of the way with dedication and care.
Here are just a few of the services we provide:
- Representation at naturalization interviews, as well as strong support in asking officials to reconsider second interviews
- Powerful advocacy to support your citizenship and naturalization eligibility, even if you have a criminal record or have traveled abroad extensively
- Aid in obtaining waivers for the Medical Exam or Language Exam
- Full support with any related tax issues