New Jersey Citizenship Attorney
Working to Ensure an Easy and Stress Free Process
Naturalization is considered by many to be the ultimate benefit granted by USCIS to an immigrant. For this reason, it is important that you hire an experienced naturalization lawyer to review and process your case. Our firm has the experience necessary to review your immigration history and process your naturalization application as quickly as possible.
Individuals may apply for Citizenship if they have met the following:
- 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
- Lawful permanent resident for five years and has spent at least 2 ½ years in the U.S. or three years with 1 ½ of that time spent in the US if the green card was acquired through marriage with no trips outside the U.S. for more than 6 months
Our New Jersey immigration lawyer will discuss your immigration status and review your 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
It’s 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 to show medical documentation of mental or physical disability.
10,000+ People Assisted with Immigration Processes
Starting in 1987, 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 firm has the skills and experience you need to save you time, money, and aggravation. Every individual's circumstances are unique and the laws are constantly changing. Call us today for a consultation.
Obtain the legal solutions you have been looking for from the New Jersey immigration attorneys at our firm today. Simply call (800) 909-8129 to schedule your initial consultation.