Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A.
contact Our Firm Today
Toll free – 877-801-4135

Miami – 305-461-9500

Orlando – 407-992-2251

Citizenship: Key factors to keep in mind if this is your goal

Of the tens of thousands of immigrants who come to Florida to live, many share the common goal  of wanting to become U.S. citizens. Obtaining citizenship is an extensive process that includes numerous requirements that must be fulfilled. One such requirement pertains to immigrants who are married to spouses who are already citizens.

Regulations state that a person married to a citizen who wishes to petition the government for citizenship must reside in the United States for three consecutive years before doing so. If an applicant is not married to a U.S. citizen, he or she must have lived here for five years before submitting a citizenship application. It is also critical to master certain skills, such as being able to speak, read and write English.

As the often lengthy process toward this ultimate goal unfolds, it includes various types of testing. Not only does an immigrant have to show language proficiency on a test but also basic knowledge of U.S. history. It is definitely an examination process for which one will want to be adequately prepared. Someone who has already gone through the citizenship application process can provide helpful study tips.

Obtaining U.S. citizenship can be an exciting, rewarding time in a Florida immigrant's journey. If, at any phase of the process, a legal problem arises, a concerned applicant can seek legal guidance and support. An attorney who is well-versed in U.S. immigration law is a valuable asset to have on hand in one's quest to achieve naturalization.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
The Florida Bar | 1950 American Bar Association DADE County Bar Association | 1916 Orange County Bar Association Coral Gables Bar Association American Immigration Lawyer Association

Contact Us Today. Call 877-801-4135 or complete this form to schedule a consultation with our legal experts.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Offices Conveniently Located in Miami And Orlando

Miami Dadeland Office
7300 North Kendall Drive
Suite 680
Miami, FL 33156

Toll Free: 877-801-4135
Phone: 305-461-9500
Fax: 786-362-7127
Map & Directions

Midtown Miami Office
3401 North Miami Avenue
Suite 209
Miami, FL 33127

Toll Free: 877-801-4135
Phone: 305-461-9500
Fax: 786-362-7127
Map & Directions

Orlando Office
801 North Magnolia Avenue
Suite 221
Orlando, FL 32803

Toll Free: 877-801-4135
Fax: 786-362-7127
Map & Directions

Email This Office