Going through the Naturalization process and applying for Citizenship can be difficult if you don’t have a citizenship lawyer. The Orlando Immigration Attorneys at the Rivas Law Firm can help you navigate the complicated U.S. immigration and citizenship laws. Jose Rivas, the firm’s founder, knows how it feels to start over in a new country. He came to the United States and became a successful businessman and attorney. If you have decided to become a naturalized U.S. citizen, call 407-644-2466 to speak with a Central Florida Immigration Attorney.

The Naturalization Process

If you are born in the United States, you are automatically a citizen. You can become a U.S. citizen if you were born in another country through the naturalization process. Naturalized citizens have all the rights and responsibilities of a natural-born American. You can live and work anywhere you choose, get a U.S. passport, vote, run for office – and pay taxes.

To be eligible for naturalization and apply for citizenship, you must be at least 18 years old and have good moral character (GMC). GMC generally means that you have a clean record and haven’t been convicted of crimes. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you must also:

If you meet all of the eligibility requirements, you need to file Form N-400. Along with the application form, you have to make sure to submit all the supporting documents or evidence, such as:

Applying for Citizenship

Completing the naturalization process is applying for citizenship. Once you complete all the forms, submit all of the documents, and undergo an interview, the USCIS will notify you of its decision. A citizenship lawyer can help you through each of these steps and give you confidence going into your interview. If they deny your application, your citizenship attorney may be able to remedy the situation. If your application is approved, you’ll be on your way to taking the Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony. 

The citizenship lawyers at the Rivas Immigration Law Firm in Orlando are ready to help you through the process of becoming a citizen of the United States. Call 407-644-2466 for a consultation.