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Seeking Citizenship? We Will Guide You Through the Process.

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 New York naturalization lawyer as soon as possible.

For experienced guidance, speak with a naturalization attorney in Manhattan at Law Office Of Patricia M. Machado, P.C.. Contact us online or call (646) 355-1560. Se habla Español.

What Are the Benefits of Naturalization?

At the Law Office of Patricia M. Machado, P.C., our immigration attorneys 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 immigration attorney on your citizenship case can improve efficiency, reduce filing time, prevent errors, and ensure all protocol and paperwork are correctly handled. Our New York firm has handled countless cases and our immigration lawyers 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 New York

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 for citizenship:

  • 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 immigration lawyers in New York can help you with the process. Contact Attorney Patricia Machado today!

What Are the Forms for Naturalization?

If you are eligible to apply for citizenship via the naturalization process, there are different forms to file depending on your situation.

Below are the applications to file based on your circumstances:

Call (646) 355-1560 or complete a form to schedule an appointment with a naturalization attorney in Manhattan at Law Office Of Patricia M. Machado, P.C.. We speak Spanish.

Can USCIS Deny My Application?

USCIS may deny your application for naturalization. However, do not worry, there is an appeals process involving an administrative review. If you believe you were wrongly denied U.S. citizenship, you may request to have a hearing with an immigration officer.

If I Am Denied Citizenship, What Happens to My Green Card?

If you or a loved one’s application for naturalization was denied, there may be a risk of the green card being canceled and deportation. In a majority of cases, denial of citizenship is not tied to a person’s eligibility for a green card and would not result in deportation. However, there are exceptions in certain situations -- that is why it is important to work with a Manhattan naturalization lawyer at Law Office Of Patricia M. Machado, P.C..

An experienced attorney with years of experience in immigration law would know how to examine your immigration history carefully and know how to handle your circumstances when it comes to applying for citizenship through naturalization.

Why Choose Law Office Of Patricia M. Machado, P.C. for Your Naturalization Process?

When it comes to seeking citizenship through naturalization, it is crucial to have the right legal guidance and representation. At Law Office Of Patricia M. Machado, P.C., we have decades of experience in immigration law and have helped numerous individuals successfully navigate the naturalization process in New York.

Here are some reasons why you should choose our Manhattan naturalization lawyers:

  • Expertise and Knowledge: Our team of Manhattan naturalization attorneys specializes in immigration law and is well-versed in the complexities of the naturalization process. We stay updated with the latest changes in immigration laws and regulations to provide you with accurate and reliable advice.
  • Personalized Approach: We understand that every case is unique, and we take the time to understand your specific circumstances and goals. Our Manhattan citizenship attorneys will tailor a legal strategy that best suits your needs, ensuring a smooth and efficient naturalization process.
  • Thorough Preparation: Filing for naturalization requires careful preparation and attention to detail. Our naturalization lawyers will guide you through the entire process, helping you gather the necessary documents, complete the required forms accurately, and submit a comprehensive application package.
  • Strong Advocacy: If your naturalization application faces challenges or if USCIS denies your application, our attorneys will provide strong advocacy on your behalf. We will explore all available options to address any issues and work towards a favorable outcome.
  • Client Satisfaction: Our clients' success stories speak for themselves. We have a track record of achieving positive results for our clients, and their testimonials reflect the high level of satisfaction they have experienced with our legal services.

Don't leave your naturalization process to chance. Contact Law Office Of Patricia M. Machado, P.C. today to schedule a consultation with our experienced Manhattan naturalization and citizenship lawyers. We are here to guide you through every step of the way towards achieving your dream of becoming a U.S. citizen.

Call a Manhattan Naturalization Lawyer at (646) 355-1560

Was your naturalization application denied? Do not hesitate to reach out to a seasoned citizenship & naturalization lawyer in Manhattan at Law Office Of Patricia M. Machado, P.C.. Attorney Machado is ready to answer your questions and assist you in any way. Having served clients in New York and beyond for more than 24 years, you can be assured that your matter will be taken care of. Dial (646) 355-1560 when you are ready.

Contact the Law Office of Patricia M. Machado, P.C. now for a reliable Manhattan naturalization attorney. Dial (646) 355-1560 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.

U.S. Citizenship & Naturalization FAQ

How long does the naturalization process take?

The naturalization process can take several months to a year, depending on various factors such as your individual circumstances, USCIS processing times, and any potential delays or issues that may arise during the process.

Can I apply for naturalization if I have a criminal record?

Having a criminal record does not automatically disqualify you from applying for naturalization. However, certain crimes may affect your eligibility. It's best to consult with an immigration attorney to assess your specific situation and determine how it may impact your naturalization application.

Can I apply for naturalization if I don't speak English fluently?

One of the requirements for naturalization is the ability to read, write, and speak basic English. However, there are exceptions and accommodations for individuals who are unable to fulfill this requirement due to a physical or developmental disability. It's recommended to consult with an immigration attorney to discuss your options.

What happens if my naturalization application is denied?

If your naturalization application is denied, you may have the option to appeal the decision or file a new application. It's important to understand the reasons for the denial and work with an experienced immigration attorney to address any issues and increase your chances of a successful outcome.

Do I need to hire an immigration attorney for the naturalization process?

While it's not required to hire an immigration attorney for the naturalization process, having legal representation can greatly benefit you. An immigration attorney can guide you through the complex process, ensure all paperwork is correctly handled, and provide expert advice to increase your chances of a successful naturalization application.

What documents do I need to submit with my naturalization application?

The specific documents required for your naturalization application may vary depending on your individual circumstances. Generally, you will need to submit proof of your identity, green card, and evidence of meeting the residency and English language requirements. It's recommended to consult with an immigration attorney to ensure you have all the necessary documents.

Trust a Team With Decades of Experience

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.

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