Becoming a United States Citizen
United States citizenship is available to legal permanent residents who meet certain criteria. Becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen also offers numerous benefits, including the right to vote and the ability to sponsor more family members for green cards. Our citizenship attorneys can help you on the path to becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States.
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The Steps to United States Citizenship
The citizenship attorneys at the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth are experts in the naturalization process. In additional to helping immigrants obtain family-based green cards, employment-based green cards, or non-immigrant visas, we help immigrants who already have green cards become naturalized citizens of the United States. From the beginning of the immigration process to to the end,
Becoming a U.S. citizen has certain requirements and actions that must be taken.
The Steps to Becoming a Naturalized U.S. Citizen
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers some educational guidelines for the citizenship process.
USCIS provides a worksheet to help applicants determine if they are eligible for citizenship, which can be found here.
Complete and Submit Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
The N-400 is the application form used by the USCIS to process requests for citizenship. It can be found here.
Attend All Required Appointments and Interviews
Every naturalization application will require an interview with USCIS. Some applicants will also need to submit to biometric scans.
Await a Decision from USCIS
The USCIS will provide written confirmation to the status of your application.
Take the Oath of Allegiance
If your application is approved, attend a naturalization ceremony and take the Oath of Allegiance.
The Benefits of U.S. Citizenship
Becoming a United States citizen has numerous benefits over remaining a legal permanent resident.
- Eligibility to vote in United States elections
- Allowed to run for public office
- No longer need to renew green card
- Children under the age of 18 can also become citizens
- The risk of deportation is reduced
- Traveling abroad is simpler and does not have time limits
- Ability to work for the U.S. federal government
- Extended stays outside of the country are not a problem
- More family members can be sponsored for a green card
- Full access to Social Security benefits
Consult with a Citizenship Attorney today!
Since 1984 the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has been helping legal residents become citizens of the United States. Our naturalization lawyers help with paperwork and interview preparation with a focus on success. If you or a loved one would like to become a U.S. citizen, call us today for a free consultation with our citizenship experts.