Naturalization is the process of becoming a U.S. Citizen.
There are many requirements with which a person must comply in order to naturalize. For instance, an applicant must be at least 18 years old, a legal permanent resident for at least five years, and must be able to pass the two-part naturalization test consisting of the English language and the Civics exams. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to apply for naturalization three years after becoming a lawful permanent resident.
The primary reasons for becoming a U.S. Citizen include, but are not limited to, voting rights, employment opportunities, and petitioning for certain family members. After spending significant time in the U.S., many immigrants become attached to the principles of the U.S. Constitution and American culture, which further motivates applicants to pursue naturalization. Naturalization is a way for many to express their love for the country.
We caution that someone interested in becoming a U.S. Citizen should seek legal counsel prior to doing so as there can be many pitfalls hindering the process such as prior criminal record, child support arrearage, Selective Service registration for certain male applicants, etc. These are all things that may affect ones application for Naturalization.
We can guide you through this process to ensure that you are indeed a candidate for this privilege without putting your current permanent resident status at risk.