New York City Naturalization Attorney
Guiding You Through Applying for Naturalization
While there are many benefits you can pursue as an alien in the United States, often the option that makes the most sense for someone is to become a U.S. citizen. Through the process of naturalization, you can pursue the ability to become a citizen and have the same rights as individuals born within the country. Because this process can be complicated and mistakes can lead to costly failure, one of the best things you can do is to retain the services of a immigration lawyer as soon as possible.
What Are the Benefits of Naturalization?
At the Law Office of Patricia M. Machado, P.C., we believe in helping our clients obtain the benefits of citizenship through effective representation and legal counsel.
Benefits you gain through naturalization include:
- Removing the risk of deportation
- Voting in the United States
- Public benefits, such as Social Security
- Running for office
- Ability to take certain government jobs
- Access to more scholarships
- Increase chance of relatives being able to immigrate
- No need to renew a citizenship like a Permanent Resident would
Having an attorney on your case can improve efficiency, reduce filing time,
prevent errors, and ensure all protocol and paperwork are correctly handled.
Our firm has handled countless cases and we have decades of experience
representing clients seeking legal rights. We use our skills to give our
clients a sense of security.
Eligibility for Naturalization
In order to begin your journey with the process of Naturalization and become a citizen, you must find out if you are eligible.
Here are some requirements that you will need to fulfill:
Must have a green card for at least five years. If you are married it may be reduced to three years.
Must be 18 years of age or older
You must be able to demonstrate that you can read, write, and speak English
Basic understanding and knowledge of U.S. History and principles of the U.S. government.
- During your time as a legal permanent resident, you must have been present in the United States for at least 5 years. If you are married it can be reduced down to 18 months.
Demonstrate good moral character (no serious criminal record)
Take an oath of allegiance to the United States.
If you meet the requirements and are eligible to continue with the naturalization process, our lawyers in New York can help you with the process. Contact the Law Offices of Patricia Machado today!
We know that many clients don't have the time or knowledge to handle their case on their own. That is why we step in to be an advocate on their behalf. We are extremely familiar with the laws and guide them step by step through the naturalization process. We are also a Spanish-speaking office, making sure that an inability to speak English does not become a barrier to your case.
If you're considering the naturalization process and want to learn more about the steps that are involved, contact our New York City naturalization lawyer at (646) 355-1560.