Citizenship Attorneys in Corpus Christi & Dallas, Texas
Deciding to become a U.S. citizen is a crucial milestone in the life of any immigrant living in the United States. As an immigrant, obtaining U.S. citizenship makes you eligible for similar rights, federal benefits, and other privileges that are available to U.S. citizens alone. If you're a U.S. resident who wants to apply for citizenship or understand the naturalization process, you need to speak with a skilled Texas immigration law attorney for detailed guidance.
We have devoted our careers to offering outstanding legal services and guiding clients through the citizenship application process. As your legal counsel, we can enlighten you about the various benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen, determine your eligibility for U.S. citizenship, and help you understand the naturalization process. Together, we can prepare a solid citizenship application and make sure you get fair treatment from the immigration system.
The Torres Law Firm proudly serves clients throughout Corpus Christi, Texas, and the surrounding communities of Fort Worth and Dallas.
The Benefits of Citizenship
Naturalization, also known as citizenship, is the process through which a non-U.S. citizen – such as a foreign-born citizen or immigrant – becomes a U.S. citizen. Below are some of the benefits of obtaining U.S. citizenship:
It allows you to vote in federal and state elections.
It allows you to bring your family members to the United States.
It allows you to obtain citizenship for your foreign-born children.
It allows you to apply for a U.S. passport.
It prevents deportation to your former country.
It allows you to receive assistance from the U.S. government when you travel abroad.
It allows you to be eligible for federal jobs.
It allows you to participate on a jury.
It allows you to become an elected official.
Becoming a U.S citizen makes it possible for you to receive federal benefits and privileges exclusive to U.S. citizens only. An experienced citizenship attorney can enlighten you about your eligibility and help you navigate key decisions in the naturalization process.
Who Is Eligible?
In order to be eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship, here are the requirements:
You must be at least 18 years old when filing your application.
You must be physically present or live continuously in the United States.
You must be able to read, write, and speak basic English.
You must have been a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) for the past five years (or three years based on marriage to a U.S. citizen).
You must be of good moral behavior.
You must be loyal to the principles of the U.S. Constitution.
You must possess sufficient knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government.
You must be willing to take the Oath of Allegiance.
A knowledgeable attorney can help determine whether you're eligible and enlighten you about the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.
The Process of Becoming a Citizen
Here are the steps involved in the citizenship application process:
Determine your eligibility to become a U.S. citizen.
Complete Form N-400, the Application for Naturalization.
Take pictures of yourself that meet the requirements of the immigration service.
Collect the required documentation.
Submit the application form and other necessary documents to the right Service Center.
Pay the required filing fees.
Attend a biometrics appointment.
Take the U.S. Naturalization Test.
Prepare for a personal interview.
Applicants are expected to live in the United States continuously after filing until their citizenship is granted. Also, for your citizenship application to be considered, you need to take all specific steps.
Successful candidates with the interview and naturalization test will take the Oath of Allegiance. An experienced immigration attorney can help you file your application for citizenship and navigate key decisions in the naturalization process.
Dual citizenship, also known as dual nationality, allows a person to be a citizen of two countries at the same time. A person with dual nationality enjoys and shares the benefits, rights, and responsibilities of the citizens in each country. U.S. citizens can naturalize in a foreign state without any risk to their U.S. citizenship status.
Work with An Experienced
Immigration Law Attorney
U.S. immigration laws are constantly changing, and applying for citizenship usually involves a lot of complexities. Applicants are put through a higher level of scrutiny every day. Nevertheless, understanding the eligibility requirements and what to expect during the naturalization process can make your citizenship application process feel more manageable. An experienced immigration law attorney can enlighten you about your different options and offer you the proper guidance you need.
At The Torres Law Firm, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal guidance and reliable advocacy to clients in citizenship and naturalization matters. As your legal counsel, we can explore your available options and help you apply for citizenship if eligible. Even if your citizenship application was denied, we can seek a hearing to appeal the denial. We will fight diligently for you to make sure your naturalization application is granted.
Citizenship Attorneys Serving in Corpus
If you're a U.S. resident who wants to apply for citizenship, contact The Torres Law Firm today to schedule a simple case assessment. Our trusted attorneys can offer you the detailed legal guidance and reliable advocacy you need throughout the citizenship and naturalization process. We proudly serve clients throughout Corpus Christi, Fort Worth, and Dallas, Texas.