U.S. Citizenship

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Obtaining US Citizenship

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.

Become a U.S. Citizen

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.

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U.S. Naturalization

While immigration takes place prior to entering the country, naturalization does not occur until long after. Naturalization is the path that a foreign citizen must complete in order to become a full U.S. citizen. Again, this is a process that is most thoroughly completed with the assistance of an immigration law attorney because an application for naturalization must be submitted. Eligibility requirements vary but generally involve 3+ years of residence in the country. There is more than one route to meeting the requirements for naturalization, which is why seeking assistance from an immigration lawyer in San Diego is the best way to evaluate all of your options.

Lawyer that knows about U.S. Naturalization

Throughout the process, you’ll need to gather and submit forms and any requested documents. Completing this process precisely is pivotal to being able to advance to the entrance interview. Employing an experienced immigration law firm will help you complete this process correctly from start to finish.