New Jersey Citizenship Attorney
New Jersey Immigration & Naturalization Lawyer: Serving Clients Since 1987
In order to become a citizen of the United States, you must hold a valid
U.S. green card for five (5) years. If your green card was obtained through marriage and
you are still married then you can apply three (3) years after obtaining
your green card. We have provided legal assistance and our team has helped
hundreds of people with their naturalization application.
- Individuals may apply for Citizenship if they have met the following:
- Lawful permanent resident for five years and has spent at least 2 ½
years in the U.S. or three years with 1 ½ spent in the US;
- At least 18 years of age and able to read, write, and speak simple English;
- Basic understanding of U.S. history & civics;
- Been of good moral character throughout the time of residency.
Our New Jersey Immigration Lawyer will discuss your immigration status
and review you history to be sure that you qualify before any application
is submitted to USCIS. Simple errors or inadvertent mistakes could have
serious consequences and result in denials or deportation.
Criminal Violations Affect Good Moral Character
Its important that you disclose all criminal arrests regardless of how
minor you may think they were. All arrests must be disclosed to USCIS,
even those expunged and sealed by a Court. Convictions of gambling, prostitution,
smuggling, and other felonies may cause individuals to be considered of
bad moral character and disqualify them from citizenship.
Written and Oral Examinations
Once an application is filed, the interview process will be scheduled.
There are two tests as part of the interview: a written examination and
an oral examination. During the oral examination, the interviewer will
ask the applicant questions about American history and civics. During
the written examination, the application will be tested on their ability
to read, speak, write, and understand English. Depending on your age and
the length of time you have resided in the U.S. as a lawful permanent
resident, you may be able to take the examinations in your native language.
In addition, there are exemptions from these tests for applicants who
are able show medical documentation of mental or physical disability.
10,000+ People Assisted with Immigration Processes
In our firm's
20+ years of legal practice, we have helped thousands of clients facing all kinds of complex legal
issues. If you or a loved one needs assistance in applying for citizenship, our
immigration attorney in New Jersey has the valuable skills and experience you may need to save you time,
money, and aggravation. Every individual's circumstances are unique
and the laws are constantly changing. Call us today to obtain guidance
from a knowledgeable immigration attorney.
Obtain the legal solutions you have been looking for.
Schedule a consultation today!