Many United States permanent residents (Green Card holders) have a desire to one day become U.S. citizens. This is possible if one meets the eligibility criteria, but many cases result in denial, even for those who meet the eligibility criteria. It is therefore important to consult with an experienced citizenship attorney in Chicago before you embark on the process of becoming a citizen.
Our citizenship lawyers routinely help clients in the Chicago area seeking citizenship to obtain this status with ease, and we will be happy to help you as well.
One becomes a citizen either by birth or through what is known as the “naturalization process.” This is a process that entails submitting Form N-400 Application for Naturalization to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and paying the appropriate application fee.
To apply for naturalization as a U.S. citizen, you must meet the following requirements:
While it is important to submit a complete and accurate N-400 Application for Naturalization, it is just as important to prepare fully for your naturalization interview. The interview is critical because this is when an immigration officer will ask you questions designed to verify information on your application.
To make sure you go through this interview smoothly and without complications, the following tips can be helpful:
Going through the naturalization process should ordinarily be a straightforward exercise, but there are many situations where applicants get surprised with denials over things that could have been avoided had they sought legal help. Do not risk being one of them! Contact us today to discuss your case.