Citizenship – AZ Criminal Defense Group Immigration Lawyers in Tucson
The United States naturalization process that allows individuals to obtain United States citizenship is a somewhat long process that requires you to accurately complete a significant amount of paperwork and provide substantial documentation to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Not everyone is eligible for naturalization, so it is important that you speak with a skilled Tucson Immigration Attorney who can evaluate your situation and provide you with the guidance you need to move forward. The Arizona Immigration Attorneys of AZ Criminal Defense Group, PLLC take pride in helping Arizona residents realize the American dream, gaining the rights that all United States born citizens possess.
Applying for Citizenship to the United States
When seeking to become a citizen of the United States, eligible individuals must meet a set of requirements that comprise the naturalization process that ultimately leads to citizenship. In order to seek citizenship, you must meet the following requirements:
- You have lawful permanent resident status;
- You are 18 years of age or older;
- You have continuously resided in the United States as a lawful permanent resident for at least five years, or at least three years if your permanent resident status is based on marriage;
- You have lived in the state where you will file for naturalization for three or more months; and
- You will be living in the United States from the date you file for naturalization to the date you obtain citizenship status.
Additional requirements are evaluated by USCIS when determining whether or not a lawful permanent resident (“green card holder”) should be granted citizenship to the United States. These requirements include, but are not necessarily limited to, the applicant’s moral character, as this is very important to USCIS, regardless of the nature of your immigration matter, and the applicant will have to pass a series of tests regarding proficiency in English, in addition to a civics test.
Many applicants are frightened by the thought of having to take any tests, and fear that failure of these tests means the end of their path to citizenship. While some individuals do not pass these tests, they are fairly simple if you understand basic English. Further, you will be able to study certain materials prior to taking any tests. However, to ensure that you are completely prepared and understand what is being asked of you, it is crucial that you seek the advice of an experienced Arizona Immigration Attorney who handles numerous citizenship matters for clients on a regular basis.
Contact the Tucson Immigration Attorneys of AZ Criminal Defense Group, PLLC Today
Becoming a United States citizen carries with it certain rights that lawful permanent residents, immigrants, and non-immigrants do not have. As such, the naturalization process for becoming a United States citizen is very strict, and it is never guaranteed that an individual’s petition for citizenship will be approved. Because the accuracy of any petition to become a United States citizen is essential to the petition being approved, it is important that you consider consulting a skilled Tucson Immigration Attorney right away. At AZ Criminal Defense Group, PLLC our dedicated and experienced Arizona Immigration Attorneys provide thorough and efficient legal representation to their clients. Our attorneys understand just how important the naturalization process is, and what is at stake if a petition is denied. If you or a loved one would like to discuss the path to citizenship with one of our Tucson Immigration Attorneys, contact AZ Criminal Defense Group, PLLC today by calling (520) 448-4940 to schedule your initial consultation. When calling our office, you will be immediately directed to an attorney. We are available 24/7 to answer your questions and alleviate your concerns.