U.S. Citizenship Lawyer – Hiring an Immigration Lawyer for Citizenship

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Immigration Lawyer for U.S. Citizenship


USCIS, or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, is a government agency that is responsible for administering the country’s immigration and naturalization laws. If you have questions or concerns about the U.S. immigration process, it is generally a good idea to consult with a licensed immigration lawyer.

Immigration lawyers are trained professionals who are knowledgeable about the laws and regulations that govern the U.S. immigration system. They can provide advice and guidance on a wide range of immigration-related matters, including how to apply for a visa, how to become a permanent resident, and how to naturalize as a U.S. citizen. To find an immigration lawyer, you can contact your local bar association or use an online directory such as the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Find a Lawyer tool.

Three Primary Ways for you to Become a Citizen of the United States

There are three primary ways to become a citizen of the United States:

  1. Birth: If you are born in the United States or one of its territories, you are automatically a U.S. citizen.

  2. Derivation: If you were born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents, you may be able to acquire U.S. citizenship through a process called derivation.

  3. Naturalization: If you are a permanent resident (green card holder) and you meet certain eligibility requirements, you may be able to apply for naturalization and become a U.S. citizen.

Naturalizations for U.S. Citizenship

Naturalization is the process by which a foreign national becomes a U.S. citizen. In order to be eligible for naturalization, an individual must meet certain requirements, including:

  1. Having a green card (permanent resident status) for at least five years (or three years if married to a U.S. citizen)
  2. Being at least 18 years old
  3. Being a person of good moral character
  4. Being able to read, write, and speak basic English
  5. Having a basic understanding of U.S. history and government (civics)
  6. Being willing to take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States

To apply for naturalization, an individual must file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, with USCIS. The naturalization process typically involves an interview with a USCIS officer, during which the applicant will be tested on their English and civics knowledge. If the applicant is granted naturalization, they will be required to take the Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony.

what to ask a USCIS Immigration Lawyer

If you are considering hiring a USCIS immigration lawyer, it is a good idea to ask them the following questions:
  1. What is your background and experience as an immigration lawyer?
  2. How many cases like mine have you handled in the past?
  3. What are my options for obtaining a visa or green card?
  4. What are the potential risks or challenges in my case?
  5. How much will your services cost, and what will be included in the fee?
  6. How will you keep me informed about the progress of my case?
  7. Do you have any references from past clients that I can contact?

It is also a good idea to ask about the lawyer’s communication style and availability. You should feel comfortable communicating with your lawyer and feel confident that they will keep you informed about the progress of your case.

Hire an USCIS Immigration Lawyer

Attorney Cristina Chávez is an English-Spanish bilingual attorney based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her law practice focuses on Immigration Law and selects legal matters.  If you are searching for an Albuquerque immigration lawyer to help you understand everything about Naturalizations for U.S. Citizenship, Cristina is the right one to represent you. Contact us today with any questions you may have.


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