Citizenship And Naturalization
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Helping You Realize Your Citizenship and Naturalization Dreams
The immigration team at The Southern California Immigration Law Center have helped many individuals become legal citizens of the United States. Don’t be intimidated or get discouraged by the complexities of immigration forms, immigration laws, and U.S. immigration policy. Our citizenship lawyers have the knowledge, skills, and experience to help you through the process, giving you peace of mind while working to stabilize your legal residency situation.
Enjoy the Rights and Privileges of U.S. Citizenship
Even if you have obtained a green card through an employment-based or family-based visa, you should know that lawful permanent residence is not as permanent as its name implies. In actuality, the length of your residency lies within the discretion of the government. As a naturalized citizen, on the other hand, you can stay in the country as long as you like, while enjoying all the civil rights and benefits of citizenship in the U.S. democracy.
As a U.S. citizen, you can:
Vote and fully participate in government — including running for all state, federal and local offices (other than President and Vice President)
Apply for jobs open only to U.S. citizens
Travel with the benefits and security that a U.S. passport provides
Bring over other family members faster than a lawful permanent resident can
If your children are born abroad, they will most likely be U.S. citizens under the Child Citizenship Act or through derivative citizenship
If you’re ready to start the naturalization process, contact a citizenship and naturalization lawyer at The Southern California Immigration Law Center. We can help you assess your eligibility and educate you about the intensive process of becoming a citizen.
What Is Naturalization?
When you’re born in the United States, you automatically become a U.S. citizen. This is sometimes called “birthright citizenship.” However, for many foreign nationals, American citizenship is a lifelong dream. Under certain circumstances, foreign nationals can become U.S. citizens through the naturalization process. Typically, you must first have legal permanent residence in the United States for five years before you qualify for naturalization.
If you have questions about legal permanent residency or need a green card, contact a citizenship and naturalization lawyer at The Southern California Immigration Law Center for more information. Depending on your unique circumstances, you and your loved ones might qualify for green cards based on family sponsorship, employment, investments, or other factors. We help our clients understand their green card eligibility and build comprehensive immigration plans that are both practical and meet their needs.
If you are married to a U.S. citizen, you only have to wait three years before you apply for citizenship.
However, even one mistake might put your citizenship application at risk. And if immigration authorities note inconsistencies in your information that they were previously unaware of, you might also endanger your green card.
With so much on the line, it’s always in your best interest to consult with a citizenship and naturalization lawyer at The Southern California Immigration Law Center before you start the naturalization process. We can help you understand the nuances and potential issues that you might encounter during your journey towards U.S. citizenship. We can also help you complete forms and prepare you for your intensive citizenship interview.
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Our clients are the foundation of our Firm. We put you first. We use our decades of direct experience in Immigration Law to work on each case in a collaborative, team approach. We ensure that our case preparation, process and even our communications with our clients are focused on ensuring that you know and understand what we are doing for you, why we are doing it, and when it will be done.
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