Citizenship & Naturalization Attorneys in Carrollton
Do You Want to Become a U.S. Citizen?
At Nathan Christensen P.C., helping immigrants become U.S. citizens is
one of the best parts of our job. Our citizenship lawyers have extensive
experience guiding clients through the naturalization process. We help
people apply for citizenship, prepare for the exam, and even will attend
the naturalization interview with you. We offer this service at reasonable
rates with a low-charge initial consultation, during which we are usually
able to tell if you will qualify or if we anticipate any problems.
Learn more about the citizenship process. Call
(972) 497-1017 or contact us online for an appointment with our naturalization and citizenship
lawyer in Carrollton. We speak Spanish!
Requirements for Naturalization
Naturalization is the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. An individual
born in another country may be granted citizenship after he or she fulfills
the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
You may qualify for nationalization if you meet all eligibility requirements and have:
- At least 5 years of permanent residency;
- 3 years of permanent residency and be married to a U.S. citizen; or
- Qualifying service in the U.S. armed forces
Even if you meet the above requirements, there are factors that can result
in a denial. This includes arrests and excessive time spent outside the
United States. Due to the requirements and possible disqualifying factors,
it is important to speak with our Carrollton
immigration attorneys to verify your eligibility prior to starting the process.
Passing the Naturalization Test
You must pass the naturalization test to become a naturalized U.S. citizen.
During the interview, you will need to answer questions about your application
and background and pass an English and
Civics test. There are 128 questions that must be learned for this test. In some situations,
people can apply for a waiver or exemption. The team at Nathan Christensen
P.C. helps clients prepare for the interview and can even accompany them
How Long Does Naturalization Take?
After submitting your Form N-400 and any necessary documents, it may take
anywhere from 8 - 12 months for the naturalization process to complete.
Depending on your situation, it may be shorter or longer. There are some
circumstances where USCIS will request supplemental documents or they
will schedule a second naturalization interview. You may also visit
this page by USCIS for an approximation in processing times. If your case is taking
too long, you may send an inquiry about it.
If you are wondering if you qualify, call
(972) 497-1017 or
contact us online for an initial consultation. Our citizenship lawyer in Carrollton is prepared
to help you!