Looking For a Citizenship or Naturalization Lawyer In Miami?
Citizenship, or naturalization, is the legal process by which an immigrant becomes a U.S. citizen. If you would like to obtain U.S. citizenship for yourself or your child, the Law Offices of Alex Solomiany, P.A., can help you every step of the way.
Helping You Become A U.S. Citizen
There are different ways to obtain citizenship. While one does not need the services of an attorney to become a U.S. citizen, an experienced attorney’s help can make sure the citizenship process is done correctly the first time. It can also help avoid delays or requests for evidence from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as a result of missing documentation or an improperly filed application. A lawyer may also be able to help you overcome obstacles to immigration such as a past criminal conviction. A noncitizen’s past criminal record, no matter how far back in time it occurred, can bar an individual from naturalization and may lead to the commencement of removal proceedings and the loss of permanent residence.
Who can Become a U.S. Citizen?
To become a U.S. citizen, you must:
- Live in the United States for at least five years (or three years, if you are married to a U.S. citizen) and be physically in the United States for at least half that time
- Live continuously in the United States from the date of your application up to the time of citizenship
- Be a person of good moral character
- Meet requirements for literacy and knowledge of U.S. government and U.S. history.
Applicants are tested in their ability to read, write and speak words in English. However, depending on your age and how long you have been a lawful permanent resident, you may be examined in your native language. Military members and their spouses may also be eligible for expedited naturalization/citizenship.
Take the Next Step Forward
Citizenship can open doors for you and your family. However, it can be difficult to complete the process alone. Attorney Alex Solomiany is ready to assist you. Call 305-373-1105 or email the office in Miami to learn about how he can guide you through the process.