Citizenship through naturalization is a process that hundreds of thousands of people go through every year. In fact, more than 650,000 were naturalized in fiscal year 2014. Making this decision is a big step in a person’s life, and it’s one that happens more efficiently when guided by an immigration attorney who knows the process well.
Szabo Law Group is staffed with professionals with years of experience in immigration law. If you’re seeking to enjoy the many rights and privileges that comes with being a United States citizen, we can help you through the process of naturalization.
People age 18 or older seeking to become a citizen of the U.S. need to apply for naturalization by filling out an application for naturalization, Form N-400. Applicants must be lawful and permanent residents, i.e. a green card holder. They must also have resided permanently in the U.S. for at least five years and have been physically present in the U.S. for at least 30 months. They must be of good moral character and able speak, read and write in the English language. Furthermore, they must have knowledge of the U.S. government and history, and be willing to take the Oath of Allegiance.
While some naturalization cases are routine, others can be fairly complex, but it is advisable to seek the help of an immigration attorney in either case. The process requires careful planning and study of the client’s immigration, legal, social, travel, and employment background.
One of the more misunderstood issues surrounding the naturalization process is in the continuity of residence requirement. For instance, a prospective applicant might believe that because they left the U.S. for just under six months, they are not allowed to apply, which is false. An absence of six month or more, but less than a year, does break the continuity of a person’s residence for naturalization purposes, but not if they can offer a reasonable explanation for the absence.
There are many issues one needs to consider when going through the naturalization process, and the Szabo Law Group can help. Szabo Law Group is committed to assisting individuals through their immigration obstacles and opportunities. Aron Szabo personally meets with every client and spends time listening and understanding their particular circumstance. Szabo Law Group will review every immigration issue and work to provide a solution. To schedule consultation, contact the Szabo Law Group today at (954) 210–6054.