Connecticut Citizenship & Naturalization Lawyer
Helping Immigrants Successfully for Over 17 Years
A qualified immigration attorney can help you navigate the naturalization process. It is complex and potentially lengthy, but our lawyers have over a decade of experience and understand the processes. We can work to improve your chances of a successful outcome. At the Law Offices of James A. Welcome, our firm has handled numerous immigration cases and we have vigorously advocated on behalf of undocumented immigrants in Connecticut from our offices in Waterbury, Danbury, and Norwalk.
For a consultation contact the Law Offices of James A. Welcome online or call (203) 753-7300.
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Ways to Obtain U.S. Citizenship
There are several ways to obtain American citizenship. The most typical way is being born an American citizen—being born in the United States or a U.S. territory, as well as being born abroad with at least one parent who is an American citizen. A non-American citizen can also apply for American citizenship after birth, a process known as naturalization. Parents who become naturalized may be able to grant such status to their children. U.S. citizens who adopt children from abroad can grant American citizenship to the children they adopt.
In order to become a naturalized American citizen, there are a number of requirements you have to meet, such as completing tests measuring your knowledge of Civics and English.
Below are other criteria a naturalization application needs to meet, including:
- Being at least 18 years of age when filing for Form N-400, known as the Application for Naturalization.
- Be a resident of the United States with a green card for 5 years with a clean legal record.
- Provide evidence of maintaining a physical presence in the United States for 30 months.
- Demonstrate you have lived for at least 3 months in the state or the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) district where you are applying.
- Show a written and verbal command of English, as well as the ability to read English.
- Show knowledge of American history and the U.S. government.
- Demonstrate yourself as someone who has good moral character.
If you have served in the military or have a spouse who is a U.S. citizen, the requirements you need to meet may vary from those above. Contact an attorney for more information.
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A qualified immigration attorney can help you navigate the naturalization process. Our attorneys happily provide consultations on immigration cases. We have represented clients from many different countries including Albania, Macedonia, Portugal, Brazil, Guyana, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, England, Ghana, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Haiti and many more countries and territories.
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