5 Ways to Obtain United States Citizenship

If you want to find out what options you have to become a U.S citizen, then you are in the right place. 

At Quiroga Law Office, PLLC, we will share with you five ways to obtain citizenship.

  1. Birth 

If your child is in the United States at the time of birth, you can register him in the country. 

If it is not registered immediately at birth, the process must be carried out before the minor reaches 18 years of age. 

2. Citizenship by naturalization 

If you have been a lawful permanent resident for more than five years, you have the possibility of starting a naturalization process to become a citizen. 

On the other hand, if you are a legal permanent resident and are married for three years to a citizen, you can start your process earlier. 

You should be aware that there are cases considered to carry out naturalization. One of them is the power to naturalize for military service. 

3. Citizenship for children 

If a person obtains U.S citizenship by naturalization, their children can have it immediately. 

However, that only applies if the child is a minor and a legal permanent resident. Also, the parents must have custody and live with them. 

4. Adoption 

If a foreign child is adopted by American citizens, he can acquire his parent’s citizenship. 

5. Born abroad with citizen parents 

If a person was born abroad, but his parents are citizens, he still could have his parent’s citizenship. 

However, this only applies if both parents of the minor have citizenship. 

Also read: Get to know the law that allows you to do the citizenship exam in Spanish 

Remember that at Quiroga Law Office, PLLC, we are willing to help you. 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.