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Citizenship And Naturalization

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

1. You have been a permanent resident for at least 5 years and meet all other eligibility requirements.

2.  You have been a permanent resident for 3 years or more and meet all eligibility requirements to file as a spouse of a U.S. citizen.

3. You have qualifying service in the U.S. armed forces and meet all other eligibility requirements.

4. Your child may qualify for naturalization if you are a U.S. citizen, the child was born outside the U.S., the child is currently residing outside the U.S., and all other eligibility requirements are met. 

Eligibility Requirements

If you are a green card holder of at least 5 years, you must meet the following requirements in order to apply for naturalization:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Be a green card holder for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the USCIS form.
  • Have lived within the state, or USCIS district with jurisdiction over the applicant's place of residence, for at least 3 months prior to the date of filing the application
  • Have continuous residence in the United States as a green card holder for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of the filing the application
  • Be physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the application
  • Reside continuously within the United States from the date of application for naturalization up to the time of naturalization
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English and have knowledge and an understanding of U.S. history and government (civics).
  • Be a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States during  all relevant periods under the law

Choosing a Citizenship Attorney or Naturalization Lawyer

Becoming a US citizen is the ultimate goal for many immigrants. It marks the culmination of many years of effort and lets immigrants stand among their peers whether in the voting booth or in the US citizens-only queue at the international airport. Due to the continued complexity of immigration laws with respect to naturalization and the exposure to facing a denial of this petition, it is critical to contact a citizenship attorney or naturalization lawyer who has extensive specialized knowledge and experience in immigration law. The experienced immigration attorney at The Law Office of Sunita Boddu has represented clients from the United States and across the globe in a wide range of immigration issues, including citizenship, permanent residence cards (green cards), nonimmigrant visas, family-based immigration, and employment-based immigration. Call our immigration law firm today for assistance with any immigration matter. 

Contact our experienced immigration attorney today.

Our immigration law firm is built upon the trust of our clients, many of whom have referred their friends, family, colleagues and associates to our firm. To speak with our citizenship lawyer, call us at (949)271-6375 for a consultation.

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Law Office of Sunita Boddu represents clients worldwide. We are pleased to assist with visa applications for people, especially in Mexico and other Latin American countries, Europe, and Eurasia, East Asia and the Pacific, especially Australia, Central and South Asia or anywhere across the globe.

Within California, we are pleased to serve clients in Orange County (OC) and the surrounding areas, including Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Ventura County. Orange County cities include Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.