U.S. citizenship is obtained in one of two ways. Individuals who are born to a U.S. parent or born within the United States obtain citizenship by birth. However, foreign-born US residents need to obtain citizenship through naturalization. Naturalization refers to the process through which a foreign national achieves U.S. citizenship. If a foreign national wishes to become a U.S. citizen, it is necessary to go through the naturalization process regardless of his or her current visa status.

The first step in the naturalization process is determining whether an applicant is eligible to apply for citizenship through naturalization. Typically, an applicant must show he or she has maintained U.S. residency, has a valid ground for a request, and has not engaged in any acts or activities that would make the applicant inadmissible or removable from the United States. If the applicant meets the requirements and qualifications for the process, she/he should file Form N-400 accompanied by relevant supporting documents and evidence.

All applicants are required to submit to an interview with USCIS. We can help you prepare for this interview and provide the confidence you need to make your best showing.

Once you achieve U.S citizenship, you can start enjoying all the rights, benefits, and privileges U.S. citizenship has to offer. Our naturalization lawyers help people throughout the United States, and around the world petition for U.S. Citizenship.

Contact Donald Gross Law for a free 30-minute consultation to start the application process for your US citizenship or naturalization.