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Citizenship / Naturalization
Citizenship for Permanent Residents who are not married to a U.S. Citizen;
Citizenship for Spouses of U.S. Citizens;
Naturalization of non-citizen minor children of (some) Americans living abroad.
Certificate of U.S. Citizenship to a child born abroad to
U.S. Citizen parent(s).
Naturalization is the process whereby a lawful permanent resident of the United States and some other qualifying individuals become citizens of the United States. Naturalization is not a requirement. A lawful permanent resident may live and work in the United States indefinitely and is never required to become a U.S. citizen. However, there are benefits in becoming a U.S. citizen, including:
Right to vote
Right to run for public office
Ability to travel without losing residency status
Issuance of a U.S. passport
Right to receive government benefits
Ability to sponsor relatives for Permanent Resident Status
Andrea Piontkovski will guide you through the complicated naturalization process, making sure your rights are protected. Andrea has extensive experience in immigration law and knows what is needed to make you a U.S. citizen through naturalization.
Providing you meet one of those qualifications, the basic requirements for obtaining naturalization are:
Having physically lived in the United States for either 2 1/2 years as a permanent resident or 1 1/2 years if married to a U.S. citizen,
Having not spent more than 12 months (of your 5 years or 3 years) outside the U.S.,
Having resided at your current address for at least 3 months,
Being at least 18 years old,
Being of good moral character,
Being able to speak, read and write basic English,
Being able to pass a test showing basic knowledge of U.S. history and government,
Agreeing to support the Constitution of the United States, and
Taking an oath of allegiance to the United States.
Should you feel you do not meet those qualifications, you must speak with immigration attorney Andrea Piontkovski so she can review your situation and advise you of the best course of action to pursue. There are other paths to naturalization and Andrea Piontkovski is committed to providing you with excellent service, along with creative and strong advocacy to help you achieve your dream of becoming a U.S. citizen.
Let me provide you with the specialized legal assistance you need