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The Law Office of Joel Friedman represents individuals who are applying for U.S. citizenship. Lawful permanent residents can become U.S. citizens after 5 years if they are otherwise eligible. That time may be shortened to 3 years for persons who were granted permanent residence based upon marriage.  Special rules apply to active-duty military personnel.


There are many eligibility factors to become a U.S. citizen.  For instance, a permanent resident generally must have a least 5 years of "good moral character." Most applicants for U.S. citizenship must pass an English and civics examination.  Some exceptions apply. 


Please contact us if you are a business or individual that is interested in our legal services.  Call us at (619) 595-0888.


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