What is Naturalization?

Naturalization is the way that a person not born in the United States voluntarily becomes a U.S. citizen.

There are several requirements necessary to complete the process. Those requirements may vary based on your specific circumstances. Our legal experts have mounted years of experience in the area of naturalization and citizenship. The U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Attorneys of The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, Inc. have successfully assisted many clients in gaining citizenship in the United States in different ways. There are strict requirements that must be met in order to achieve this goal and having experienced naturalization and immigration attorneys working on your behalf is important. We can assist you in navigating the legal system to attain U.S. citizenship.

Who can file for Naturalization?

Qualifying persons 18 years or older who have been lawful permanent residents of the U.S. (LPRs) for a continuous 4 years and 9 months may file for naturalization. If married to and living with a U.S. citizen (USC), the LPR may file for naturalization after 2 years and 9 months of continuous residence in the U.S., so long as the spouse has been a USC for at least 2 years and 9 months.

Continuous physical presence in the U.S. must be established, as well as good moral character, loyalty to the U.S. and proficiency in U.S. government, history and language. Certain of these criteria may be waived for elderly applicants or those who served honorably in the U.S. military during a time of war.

Our goal is to provide you with experienced representation, assistance and advice to help your U.S. citizenship as fast as possible without jeopardizing your chances. We provide competent representation and quality service and we are fully aware of all manners to evaluate eligibility requirements for naturalization. We can review a client’s residency to determine eligibility and also appraise impediments to citizenship that may arise from an arrest, failure to register for selective service, substantial stays abroad, failure to prepare and file proper income taxes, and other criteria.

We can also evaluate the possibility of nationality based on relationships to United States citizens such as obtaining citizenship through lineage. We can also fight denaturalization, where appropriate.

Knowledgeable United States Citizenship Attorneys

We have extensive experience with all aspects of becoming a U.S. citizen as well as issues that may arise in your quest to become a U.S. citizen, including:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • U.S. citizenship test
  • Timing issues
  • Background check
  • Disability waivers
  • Language waivers

    Call the US Citizenship and Naturalization Attorneys at The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, Inc. at 401-421-1440 or EMAIL us today.