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Naturalization Lawyer

San Antonio Immigration Attorney Lisa Wogwu

Are you dreaming of becoming a U.S. citizen? The journey to naturalization can be complex, but you can achieve your American dream with the proper guidance and support. At Wogwu Law, our dedicated immigration attorneys is here to help you navigate the intricate process of naturalization and make your dream a reality. Whether you're an individual seeking U.S. citizenship or an employer looking to sponsor a foreign national for a work visa, we have the experience and experience to assist you. 

Understanding Naturalization

Becoming a U.S. citizen through naturalization is a significant milestone that grants you the full rights and privileges of American citizenship. As your trusted immigration attorney, we will guide you through the journey, ensuring you meet all the requirements and overcome potential obstacles.

Eligibility for Naturalization

Before you embark on the exciting journey of naturalization, it's crucial to understand and confirm whether you meet the eligibility criteria. Naturalization is a significant milestone; ensuring you qualify is the first step toward becoming a U.S. citizen. Here are the essential eligibility requirements to consider:

  • Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder): To begin the naturalization process, you must first be a lawful permanent resident of the United States. This means you have obtained and currently hold a Green Card, which is evidence of your legal status in the country.
  • Residency Duration: The duration of your permanent residency is an essential factor. In most cases, you must have been a Green Card holder for at least five years. However, there is an exception: if you are married to a U.S. citizen, you may be eligible after just three years of holding a Green Card. This shorter duration is a benefit extended to spouses of U.S. citizens.
  • Continuous Residence: Continuous residence requires consistently living in the United States without any prolonged absences. It's crucial to demonstrate that you have maintained your primary place of residence in the U.S. throughout the required period.
  • Physical Presence: Alongside continuous residence, you must also show physical presence in the United States. This means you have spent a specific amount of time physically within the country during the required period. The exact duration varies based on your eligibility category.
  • Good Moral Character: One of the fundamental aspects of eligibility for naturalization is demonstrating good moral character. This involves showing that you have been a law-abiding resident of the United States. Any criminal convictions, fraud, or unethical behavior may negatively impact your eligibility.
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The Naturalization Process

The journey to U.S. citizenship involves several steps, each requiring careful attention to detail. Here's an overview of the naturalization process:

  1. Application: The first step is to complete and submit Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Our team will assist you in filling out the application accurately to avoid delays or denials.
  2. Citizenship Interview: You will be invited to attend an interview with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). During this interview, you will be tested on your knowledge of English and U.S. government and history.
  3. Citizenship Test and Interview Results: If you pass the interview and test, USCIS will approve your application. You will receive a notice to take the Oath of Allegiance, the final step in the naturalization process.
  4. Taking the Oath: Taking the Oath of Allegiance is a solemn ceremony where you pledge your loyalty to the United States. Afterward, you will receive your Certificate of Naturalization, officially making you a U.S. citizen.

Contact Wogwu Law Today

At Wogwu Law, we are dedicated to providing you with the guidance and support you need. Don't let immigration challenges hold you back. Contact us today at 919-964-5472 or online to schedule a consultation with a dedicated Immigration Lawyer serving clients worldwide. If you need help with any immigration matter, trust the experienced team at Wogwu Law to be your advocate every step of the way. Your American dream is within reach, and we are here to help you achieve it. Contact an Experienced Immigration Attorney today!

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