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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 Long Island 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) 260-4755. 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.

Call (516) 260-4755 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 Queens, Nassau County, and the surrounding areas.

Contact our Long Island citizenship and naturalization attorneys today at (516) 260-4755 for a consultation.

Why Choose

Lewter Law Firm, P.C.
  • Services Available in Spanish, Bengali, Urdu & Hindi
  • Ready to Fight for You
  • We Go Above and Beyond for Our Clients
  • Dedicated to Getting You the Best Outcome

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