Citizenship and Naturalization

Practice Areas

Citizenship and NaturalizationCitizenship and Naturalization
Residence or Green CardResidence or Green Card
Family-Based PetitionFamily-Based Petition
Employment-Based PetitionsEmployment-Based Petitions
Labor certification an national interest waiverLabor certification and national interest waiver
Cuban Adjustment LawCuban Adjustment Law
Temporary Protected Status (TPS)Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Adjustment of StatusAdjustment of Status
Work permitWork permit
Nonimmigrant VisasNonimmigrant Visas
Business visas (E1- E2 – L1) and derivativesBusiness visas (E1- E2 – L1)
Student visasStudent visas
Change of StatusChange of Status

The highest category of immigration status is obtained by achieving citizenship of the United States. For this reason, it is a situation that many migrants seek since the benefits it brings are many, but the process to achieve it is difficult and expensive.

What are those benefits?

Citizens are the only ones who cannot be deported.
They can travel abroad without limits or without fear of not being accepted upon their return.
They can work legally.
They can vote.
They can request visas that allow them to emigrate to family members.

Naturalization requires certain requirements:

Having lived as a permanent resident for 5 years.
Have lived as a permanent resident for 3 years if the interested party has married a US citizen.
Must always have had good moral character.
An exam must be taken that demonstrates knowledge of United States history and understanding of the English language.