CITIZENSHIP & NATURALIZATION LAWYERS IN GARDEN CITY
Effectively Helping Immigrants Become U.S Citizens
Many immigrants who already live in the United States dream of one day becoming a U.S. citizen. At Lewter Law Firm, P.C., we are passionate about making those dreams become a reality. Prior to applying for citizenship, it is wise to consult with an experienced immigration law firm.
You will especially want to speak with our Garden City citizenship and naturalization attorneys if you have a criminal history or other potential application issues. A criminal conviction could prevent you from becoming a citizen and may even trigger removal proceedings. When you discuss your circumstances with us, we can help you understand your legal options and assist you in making an informed decision about your future.
Our immigration lawyers are available to answer your questions about naturalization. Call us today at (516) 990-2036. We also speak Spanish, Bengali, Urdu & Hindi.
The Naturalization Process
If you have been researching what it takes to become a U.S. citizen, you have probably come across the term “naturalization.” The government uses this word to refer to how a person who was not born in the U.S. voluntarily becomes a United States citizen.
To be able to apply for naturalization, you must meet several requirements, including:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have a Green Card for at least five years
- Show that you have resided continuously in the U.S. for at least five years
- Prove that you have been physically present for at least 30 months out of those 5 years
- Demonstrate that you have lived at least 90 days in the state or USCIS district where you are applying
- Be a person who exhibits good moral character
- Be able to speak, write, and read basic English
- Have a basic understanding of the history of the United States and its government
- Be willing to adhere to the principles and ideas of the U.S. Constitution
If you meet the above requirements, you will be able to file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. After filing, you will need to attend a biometrics appointment for fingerprinting and also complete a naturalization interview. During the interview, you will be required to answer several questions from a USCIS officer, and then you will take an English and civics test. Typically, the naturalization process takes anywhere from six months to a year to complete.
Do you need a lawyer to become a u.s. citizen?
You do not need a lawyer to become a U.S. citizen; however, there are a number of things to consider when deciding not to hire an experienced naturalization attorney.
There are complicated forms to be filled out, documentation that must be provided, and many eligibility requirements to achieve citizenship. Plus, an attorney knows the laws surrounding naturalization and citizenship, so if you have any questions, they'll be able to answer them. Contact our law office today for a confidential consultation.
Call (516) 990-2036 for a Consultation
If you are a current Green Card holder, take heart — you have already begun the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. Lewter Law is here to help answer any of your questions and guide you through the process of naturalization.
After you have been a permanent resident in the U.S. for five years, make sure you give us a call to get your application for citizenship underway. We proudly serve clients in Garden City, Nassau County, and the surrounding areas.
Contact our Garden City citizenship and naturalization attorneys today at (516) 990-2036 for a consultation.