U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Attorney
U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Attorney
Even a small mistake on your application for citizenship or naturalization can delay the process for months, if not years. That’s why it’s important to have a U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Attorney to help you navigate the complex web of requirements and ensure that your application is complete and accurate. Olubusayo Fasidi has over 10 years of experience as an immigration attorney and has helped hundreds of clients obtain U.S. citizenship. She can help you with all aspects of the citizenship and naturalization process, including:
- Assisting with the application process
- Preparing for the citizenship interview
- Filing an appeal if your application is denied
- Obtaining a waiver of the naturalization English and civics tests
What is U.S. Citizenship?
U.S. citizenship confers certain rights, privileges, and responsibilities on an individual. These include the right to vote, the right to live and work in the United States without fear of deportation, and the responsibility to serve on a jury if called upon to do so. Citizenship can be obtained in one of two ways: by birth or naturalization. Most citizens of the United States acquire their citizenship either by being born in the United States or by having a parent who is a U.S. citizen. Those who are not citizens by birth can become citizens of the United States through a process called naturalization. The requirements for naturalization vary depending on a number of factors, such as whether the applicant is applying as an adult or a child, how long they have been living in the United States, and their current immigration status. In general, however, the requirements for naturalization include:
- Being at least 18 years of age
- Being a lawful permanent resident of the United States for at least 5 years (or 3 years if applying as the spouse of a U.S. citizen)
- Residing continuously in the United States for at least 5 years (or 3 years if applying as the spouse of a U.S. citizen)
- Being physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the 5 years (or 18 months out of the 3 years if applying as the spouse of a U.S. citizen)
- Demonstrating good moral character
- Passing a civics and English test
- Making a pledge of allegiance to the United States
People who may be ineligible for naturalization include those who have voted unlawfully or those convicted of certain criminal offenses.
The Process of Applying for U.S. Citizenship
The first step in the process of applying for U.S. citizenship is to file an application with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The application, known as Form N-400, must be filed along with the appropriate fee and supporting documentation. Once the application is received, USCIS will review it to ensure that it is complete and that the applicant meets all of the basic eligibility requirements for citizenship. If the application is missing any required information or documentation, USCIS will send a request for more information. Once the application is complete, USCIS will schedule an appointment for the applicant to have their biometrics (fingerprints, etc.) taken. USCIS will also schedule an interview with the applicant, during which they will be asked questions about their application and their background. After the interview, USCIS will make a decision on the applicant’s citizenship application. If the applicant is approved for citizenship, they will be scheduled for a ceremony at which they will take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States. Those who are not approved for citizenship will be notified of the decision and given the opportunity to appeal.
Our U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Services
At Olubusayo Fasidi, we offer a full range of services to help our clients obtain U.S. citizenship through naturalization. These Include:
Advising clients on the eligibility requirements for citizenship and the naturalization process:
Each case is unique, and we will review your individual situation to determine if you meet the eligibility requirements for citizenship and, if so, what the best path forward is.
Helping clients gather the required documentation:
The naturalization process requires a significant amount of documentation, and we can help you ensure that you have everything you need before you file your application.
Filing the citizenship application and supporting documentation:
The success of your application depends on ensuring that everything is filed correctly and on time. We will handle all of the paperwork for you to ensure that your application is complete and accurate.
- Scheduling the biometrics appointment and interview: Once your application is filed, USCIS will schedule an appointment for you to have your biometrics taken and an interview conducted. We will work with you to prepare for these appointments and ensure everything goes smoothly.
Representing clients at the interview and during the appeals process:
The citizenship interview can be daunting, but we will be there with you every step of the way. We will also represent you if your application is denied and help you navigate the appeals process.
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