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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. Reach out to an immigration attorney today.

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.

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Common Questions

  • I am a fiancée of a U.S. citizen living outside the U.S. How can I enter the U.S. to marry?

    Your fiancée must apply for a Fiancée Visa, also known as the K-1 Visa. The visa is for parties who have physically met within the past two years, have an intent to marry, and can document a relationship together. The visa is only for those who are residing abroad and cannot be used if the alien is in the US. The application is filed from within the US and when approved, will be forwarded to the American Consular where the alien fiancée will apply for the visa and be interviewed by an officer - usually about 8-12 months from the date of filing.

  • I live in the U.S. and I am marrying a U.S. citizen. How can I get a green card and become a permanent resident?

    Assuming you have entered the US with a visa or are protected by an old law called 245i, you may be eligible to adjust status to receive a green card from within the US. If you have been illegally present for more than 6 months, you cannot travel until the green card is in hand. Current processing time is about 5-7 months.

  • I live outside the U.S. and I married a U.S citizen. How can I come to the U.S. to live?

    To enter the US after a marriage to a US Citizen, you would go through Consular Processing. Paperwork would be filed in the US and forwarded to the embassy abroad to schedule an interview. The processing time frame from start to finish is between 9-11 months, depending on the embassy abroad. The process is document-intensive and requires careful attention to detail.

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Staying Current to Provide Our Clients the Best Protection

Our Founding Attorney Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq. is one of the rare attorneys with as many as 30 plus years of experience in the field who possess the drive to constantly learn more to better advocate for his clients. Immigration law is a field that changes constantly as world politics unfold, new leaders front the United States and immigration processes change. In order to stay on top of this, Attorney Bennett remains an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) based in Washington D.C. and the New Jersey Chapter of AILA for which he is a former chapter chair. Attorney Bennett constantly attends conferences and presentations which analyze changes in immigration law and procedure to provide the most up to date advice for his clients. He is also a frequent speaker at civic events in New Jersey. His role in the immigration law community keeps his representation on the cutting edge.

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