Citizenship Attorney in West Palm Beach
Sarah S. Rama, ESQ, LL.M.
Many immigrants dream of one day becoming an American citizen. Citizenship
may be possible if you fulfill the conditions for citizenship by parentage
or naturalization. Naturalization is simply the process through which
an immigrant is granted U.S. citizenship after meeting all the requirements
of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as determined by Congress. Most
individuals apply as a permanent resident, but you may also qualify to
apply as a permanent resident who is a member of the U.S. military or
who is the spouse of a U.S. Citizen.
Do I qualify to become a U.S. citizen?
To qualify for the path to naturalization most commonly taken, the applicant
must be a permanent resident for at least 5 years. If you have held permanent
resident status for at least 5 years, you may apply for naturalization
if you meet the following requirements:
- 18 years of age or older
- Permanent resident for a minimum of 5 years immediately before filing the
application (Form N-400, Application for Naturalization)
- Lived within the state in which the application was filed for at least
3 months before the application was filed
- Lived in the U.S. as permanent resident continuously for at least 5 years
immediately before filing the application
- Physically in the U.S. for a minimum of 30 months out of the 5 years of
permanent residency immediately before filing the application
- Live continuously in the U.S. from the day of applying for naturalization
until the day naturalization is granted
- Able to speak, read, and write English and possess understanding and knowledge
of the government and history of the U.S.
- Have virtuous character, value the principles of the U.S. Constitution,
and are inclined to the happiness and order of the U.S. at all relevant
times under the law
Get Help from Our Proven West Palm Beach Immigration Attorneys
Do you fulfill all the requirements to apply for naturalization? If so,
you are able to begin the application process. A
West Palm Beach immigration lawyer may be able to help you with each step, from first submitting your application
and documents to finally taking the Oath of Allegiance as a citizen of
the United States.
The process can seem overwhelming, but the dedicated and compassionate
Sarah S. Rama, ESQ, LL.M. may be able to assist you in applying and answer
your questions. We are experienced and knowledgeable in the realm of
immigration law, and we will work diligently to help you realize your dream of citizenship!
Contact a West Palm Beach citizenship lawyer
if you would like to know more about becoming a U.S. citizen.