New York Naturalization Attorney
Navigating Citizenship in the United States
The process of becoming a citizen of the United States of America can be long and involved, with many complications along the way. While most individuals must apply for the correct visa or another form of authorized documentation before applying for citizenship, others might already be eligible to apply for citizenship.
With years of experience and thousands of clients helped, the New York immigration attorney team at the Law Offices of Robert Tsigler, PLLC can help you navigate your circumstances. With 24/7 availability and free case evaluations, our team is committed to client convenience.
To learn more about your options, contact our firm today!
Eligibility for Naturalization
If you are not eligible for citizenship by birth, you can apply for citizenship through a process of naturalization. There are many factors that determine whether or not you are eligible for this process.
Basic requirements for an adult can include:
- Holding a green card for a minimum of 5 years
- Holding a green card for a minimum of 3 years IF you are married to a U.S. citizen
- Being present in the United States for a minimum of 30 months as a legal permanent resident
- Being present in the United States for a minimum of 18 months as a legal permanent resident IF you are married to a U.S. citizen
- Status as a resident in your state for a minimum of 3 months
- Remaining physically present in the U.S. while your application is pending
- Demonstrating your ability to read and write in English
- Demonstrating your basic knowledge of civics and U.S. History via a Naturalization Test
- Demonstrating good character (i.e. the absence of a criminal record)
Born in the U.S.? You May Already be a Citizen by Birth
If you have at least one parent who was a U.S. citizen, you may have a right to citizenship and not need to complete the naturalization process. If your parents were legally married and at least one of them lived in the U.S. for a constant period before you were born, you may want to explore whether you are eligible for citizenship. An experienced lawyer from our firm can help you investigate your options.
For creative solutions to your legal problems, don’t hesitate to call our New York immigration attorney at (718) 878-3781.