Citizenship & Naturalization Attorney
Citizenship & Naturalization Attorney in Miami, FL
Citizenship and naturalization refer to the legal process that an immigrant must undergo to become a United States Citizen.
If you are following this process, the services of an experienced attorney can ensure that you navigate your way through each step correctly from the start. It can also help you avoid delays, evidence requests from the USCIS, and bars as the result of a past criminal record and, as a result, loss of permanent residence.
Obtaining citizenship from a green card through naturalization is the last step of the immigration process. Garcia & Qayum Law Group, P.A in Miami, Florida can assure that nothing gets in the way of your bright future.
Keep reading to learn more about the application process, eligibility, the interview, and our high-end legal solutions. You can also contact us at 305-230-4020 to schedule an initial consultation.
Citizenship and Naturalization
According to the Immigration and Nationality Act, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office can grant citizenship to green card holders or nationals of foreign countries after they have met all congressional requirements listed in the act.
However, naturalization may not be the most suitable option for you. After examining your situation, Garcia & Qayum Law Group will provide you with an appropriate legal strategy to obtain citizenship. If we find that naturalization is the most effective course of action, we will help you move forward with an application.
How to Apply for Naturalization
If you are qualified to file for citizenship, you can complete the N-400 application. The application process involves attending a scheduled interview and taking an English and civics test. After completing the interview and passing the test, you have to take the oath of loyalty before becoming a United States citizen.
Are You Eligible for Naturalization?
You are eligible for naturalization if:
– You are at least 18 years old
– You have been physically and continuously present in the U.S. for at least five years by the time you submit the application
– You have a good moral character
You may also qualify for naturalization if:
– You are the spouse of a U.S. citizen who resides permanently in the United States and meets all the requirements for eligibility
– You served or continue to serve in the U.S. armed forces and meet all the criteria for eligibility
Your child may also qualify for naturalization if you are a U.S. citizen and your child was born and is currently present in a foreign country.
Your moral character is significant during the application process. To find out if you are fit for citizenship, an immigration officer will investigate your personal life, finances, and history to determine whether there are indications of misdemeanors or felonies.
By working with legal immigration professionals like Garcia & Qayum Law Group, you will be able to present your application favorably to increase your chances of achieving a successful outcome.
The Naturalization Interview
After completing the N-400 application, you will be scheduled for the naturalization interview. In the interview you will be asked questions pertaining to your eligibility for citizenship, which can include the following:
– Your moral character
– Your status as a legal permanent resident of the U.S.
– Your marital and military history
– Your employment history during your residency
– Your relationship with constitutional principles
– Your willingness to take the United States Oath of Allegiance
During the interview, the USCIS officer will examine your ability to communicate clearly in English. You will have to answer questions under oath, which means you must be truthful. If the USCIS discovers that you were dishonest during the interview, your application for naturalization will be rejected, and you may face criminal charges.
The Naturalization Test
The naturalization test consists of ten questions. To pass, you have to answer at least six correctly. The items in this test are taken from 100 possible questions, so it is crucial to study them all beforehand to ensure that you pass.
If you do not show up for your interview or test, the USCIS may close and, eventually, deny your citizenship application.
Contact Garcia & Qayum Law Group, P.A. Today
There are several benefits that you can enjoy after becoming a citizen of the United States, including among other things:
– The right to vote in general elections
– Employment with the federal government
– Financial aid for higher education
If you use Garcia & Qayum Law Group’s legal services, we will go the extra mile when preparing the supporting documentation and application for naturalization. We will also help you prepare for the interview and test and guide you through the process without any delays.
To schedule an initial consultation at our offices in Miami, Florida, contact us today at 305-230-4020 or visit us at 3475 W. Flagler St. Miami, FL 33135.
Garcia & Qayum Law Group, P.C. is located in Miami, FL and serves clients primarily in and around Miami and Fort Lauderdale, FL, however we do sometimes act "of counsel", or consult in other cases as well.
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