Citizenship & Naturalization

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Becoming a U.S. citizen is a dream of many immigrants, but the naturalization process can be complex and challenging. If you are considering beginning your path to citizenship, you should speak to our Philadelphia immigration lawyer. At the Law Office of Matthew Archambeault, we are excited to help you navigate the process of becoming a citizen, and we will help you find the best options for your unique situation.

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The Requirements for Naturalization

There are several things you must prove to be eligible for citizenship, which include:

  • You have been a permanent resident of the U.S. for 5 years, have been married to a U.S. citizen for 3 years, or are currently serving in the U.S. military.
  • You are at least 18 years old.
  • You have been physically present in the U.S. for at least 30 months out of the prior 5 years.
  • You have evidence of good moral character.
  • You demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Constitution.
  • You are able to read and write basic English
  • You can demonstrate knowledge of U.S. history and government.

The Application Process

The application process is complex and can be time-consuming, but it is often well worth the effort. Here is a simple overview of the process:

  1. Complete Form N-400, which is the citizenship application, and submit it to the USCIS with a copy of your green card, the required photos, and a check for processing fees.
  2. Attend an in-person interview, which will test your understanding and use of English and your understanding of U.S. history and government
  3. Attend a biometrics appointment at the local USCIS office, and take the Oath of Allegiance.

Each of these steps may involve several forms or documents, which your immigration attorney can help you complete and submit properly. If you have prior criminal convictions, have been accused of tax fraud, have an expired visa, or other issues, it may still be possible to become a citizen. Your immigration lawyer can help you demonstrate that you are still eligible for citizenship and work towards naturalization.

Learn How Our Philadelphia Immigration Lawyer Can Help - (215) 649-7535

The naturalization process can be a challenge, especially if you have negative factors in your history. Our Philadelphia immigration attorney can help you reach your citizenship goals. We take the time to discuss your options with you and help you find ways to speed up the citizenship process. At the Law Office of Matthew Archambeault, we are familiar with the resources available to immigrants and we can help you successfully receive citizenship.

Contact our firm to learn more. Call (215) 649-7535 to request a free case evaluation today.

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