We understand the importance of citizenship to you and your family, and we can help you achieve it. U.S. citizenship provides the benefits of voting, military service, eligibility for a U.S. passport, and protection from deportation.
Many people born outside the United States or to U.S. citizen parents are eligible for citizenship through a process called naturalization. You may even be a citizen already if you were born to U.S. citizen parents, regardless of whether your parents were born in the United States or naturalized themselves. We can help you prove it.
The naturalization process is confusing, and it is wise to seek the advice of an experienced attorney. With our extensive experience and understanding of immigration law, our lawyers can ensure the process runs smoothly for you.
USCIS has several requirements for gaining citizenship. We can discuss how these requirements impact your situation through a private, confidential meeting at our Minneapolis, Minnesota, office. The requirements typically include:
- Permanent residency for five years if not married to a U.S. citizen
- Permanent residency for three years if married to a U.S. citizen
- Limitations on the amount of time outside the United States
- Evidence of good moral character
- Ability to pass an English and Civics exam
It is important to seek legal advice. If you extensively travel outside the United States or have a criminal history, it is possible to lose your green card by applying for citizenship in the wrong circumstances. Many criminal convictions can cause an issue. An experienced attorney can often overcome both travel and criminal issues. Our attorneys will advise you on whether it is the right time for you to apply.