5 Steps to Naturalization
Are you a resident and thinking of becoming a U.S. citizen? Consider these 5 steps to naturalization.
Becoming a citizen is the most important achievement for every resident. For this reason, at Quiroga Law Office, PLLC, we will tell you how to become a citizen in 5 steps and make your dreams come true.
- Determine if you are already a U.S. citizen. Although it sounds obvious, in many cases this is the starting point for naturalization. If you are not a citizen by birth, and you did not acquire it from your parents, continue to the next step.
- Determine if you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen. You must meet the requirements of age, residency, basic English language skills, knowledge about the U.S. government and history, and being a person of good moral character, among others.
- Fill out the required forms. Remember that the naturalization is processed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Follow the instructions on the form, attach the requested documents and information, and pay the corresponding processing fee.
- Go to the biometrics appointment, if applicable. USCIS will notify you if they must take your biometrics, giving you a date, time, and place. Remember to attend on time.
- Complete the interview. Once you have completed the steps above, USCIS will schedule an interview appointment. At this stage is where you will take the citizenship test. Attend on the date and time indicated.
If you have followed and completed all these steps, you only have to wait for USCIS to decide on your case.
Your application will be denied if USCIS finds that you do not meet the requirements, it will be postponed, if more information is needed or if you failed the exam, or it will be approved if you have shown that you are eligible for naturalization.
Also read: What can I do if I am denied American citizenship?
Once USCIS approves your application, you will be notified to attend the naturalization ceremony, where you will take an oath of allegiance to the United States and receive your certificate of naturalization.
At Quiroga Law Office, PLLC, we are willing to help. We can advise you about the immigration procedures that you and your family need.
Do not hesitate to contact us. Our team of lawyers will take care of your case and will be with you throughout the process.
Request a consultation or call us, (509) 498-3485.