Becoming A U.S. Citizen

Arriving at the point of becoming a citizen of this country is usually the culmination of a long process. With U.S. citizenship you can:

  • Get a U.S. passport
  • Travel freely to and from your native country or other foreign destinations that are open to U.S. citizens
  • Pursue federal government jobs
  • Feel like a fully integrated member of the community where you live
  • Vote in local, state and federal elections
  • Sponsor family members who wish to immigrate

Thinking About Naturalization? Don't Put It Off Any Longer

It is obvious that immigration is a hot topic in the United States these days. Many unexpected obstacles create hardship for many people. For example, someone with a green card who is convicted of a crime may be deported. A naturalized citizen very rarely faces deportation. Perhaps you are married to a U.S. citizen and have thought you would seek naturalization "someday." Especially in today's political climate, now is the time to act.

Will you have time to complete your requirements for U.S. citizenship before the next elections? Whether the answer is yes or no, the next election day may be a powerful incentive to take the next step now. Talk to an immigration attorney to learn how to speed up the process of completing your immigration journey through naturalization.

A Short Description Of The Naturalization Process

Naturalization is the process where an alien becomes a U.S. citizen. In order for an alien to go through the naturalization process, the alien has to meet certain requirements. In general, an alien must be admitted to a permanent resident status for a certain number of years to be eligible to become a naturalized citizen of the U.S. The alien, if filing alone, must also be 18 years old or older at the time of filing for naturalization. Certain exceptions may allow a minor alien to be naturalized prior to their 18th birthday.

Apply For Citizenship With The Help Of An Experienced Lawyer

Your naturalization may be achievable much sooner than you expected. Why delay? Find out what steps remain for you to become a U.S. citizen. To schedule a consultation about your application, call Chong Immigration Law PLLC in Washington, D.C., at 202-798-7328 or send an email inquiry.