Becoming a United States Citizen Through Naturalization
If you have been in the country for a sufficient amount of time, you may be eligible for citizenship through the naturalization process. This can be a complicated process, but for those who are truly interested in staying in the United States, it is worth it. It is another step toward achieving the American dream.
One of the most gratifying aspects of my job as a Fairfax immigration naturalization attorney is helping people reach their dreams of citizenship through the naturalization process. At my firm, I have seen tears of joy from clients when they become U.S. citizens.
In fact, I myself, Yuvora Nong, came to this country as a Cambodian refugee when I was a child, so I understands the excitement, first-hand, of becoming a U.S. citizen. I can personally relate to the tears of joy, and I want to share in this happiness with you.
Contact my Fairfax, Virginia, law firm today so I can help you gain citizenship status.
What Is Naturalization?
Naturalization is often called "citizenship through naturalization," as it is simply a process by which a person can gain citizenship status in the United States. If you have spent a certain amount of time in the country legally, you can apply for a certification of citizenship.
Usually, naturalized citizens come to the U.S. through immigrant visas, often family-based visas. Also, if you are naturalized into citizenship while your children are still under the age of 18, they will not need to meet all the requirements for citizenship through naturalization.
Special Note for Green Card Holders With Criminal Records
Most people who are in the country on an immigrant visa or green card eventually look into the naturalization process. The problems arise if you are "deportable." If have a criminal record involving certain aggravated felonies and crimes of moral turpitude, or if your visa is expired, you could be deportable. It is highly suggested that you contact me before you apply for naturalization if you have any criminal conviction.
If you start applying for citizenship through naturalization, you will cause the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials to take notice and possibly initiate deportation or removal proceedings.
Before you begin the process for naturalization, you should contact an experienced immigration, citizenship and naturalization attorney. I can determine whether you are deportable before you apply.
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Before you start the process of seeking citizenship through naturalization, contact my firm. I can help make sure you do not have any criminal-related immigration issues, and I can walk you through the complicated process. Either call my Fairfax office or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation.
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