Representing Future American Citizens
People around the world dream of becoming citizens of the United States. The citizenship process – also called the naturalization process – allows immigrants the chance to become permanent citizens of the U.S. If you are dreaming of becoming a citizen, you would be wise to work with an immigration attorney.
At Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A., we can assist you. Our Florida attorneys take pride in providing outstanding customer service as we guide clients toward citizenship. We listen closely to your story and guide you every step of the way until you have achieved your immigration goals.
Who Is Eligible For Citizenship?
Not everyone qualifies for citizenship. To be eligible for citizenship, an applicant must:
- Live in the U.S. for at least five years if they are single
- Live in the U.S. for at least three years if they are married to an American citizen
- Live continuously in the country from the date they file their application to the date they receive citizenship
- Have good moral character
- Pass an exam on the U.S. civics and history
Certain factors can help or hurt your chances. Proficiency in the English language, solid job history or the prospect of investing in the economy can help you significantly. If you have a criminal record, though, this can derail your citizenship petition and even initiate removal proceedings.
Why Hire An Immigration Lawyer?
Although it is possible to obtain citizenship without a lawyer, the application process is immensely complicated. An error, no matter how minor, can prompt the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to deny or delay your petition. An attorney can help you avoid delays, gather all necessary evidence and complete the paperwork correctly the first time.
Ask An Immigration Lawyer About Citizenship
You do not have to approach the daunting naturalization process on your own. Reach out to our team at Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A., in Miami. We are ready to help you. To schedule an initial consultation with one of our staff, call 305-901-0968 or send us an email. Se habla español.