Seattle Citizenship Lawyer
Ready to Help You Apply for Naturalization
Earning United States citizenship is the highest status a person can obtain under U.S. immigration law. You are required to complete an application, provide supporting documentation, wait until certain dates and deadlines, and study for the Citizenship Test. When you become a naturalized citizen, you receive the rights and benefits of a natural-born U.S. citizen.
Having an experienced immigration lawyer on your side during the legal process can ensure you achieve the American dream. At Thorley Defense Law, Attorney Rebecca Thorley is a fellow immigrant who thoroughly understands how complex the immigration process can be. She can handle all your paperwork, collect the necessary documents, ensure you meet all the deadlines, and protect your rights and best interests throughout the naturalization process.
Contact us today at (206) 202-8250 to learn how Attorney Thorley can help you.
How to Become a U.S. Citizen
In order to become a U.S. citizen, you must be at least 18 years old and a lawful permanent resident (LRP) or green card holder for at least five (5) years with good moral character before you apply for citizenship. If you’re a married to U.S. citizen, then the waiting period is three (3) years. Another fast-track naturalization process is through military service.
The following is a breakdown of the naturalization process:
- File Form N-400 and supporting documentation, as well as pay filing fees, with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
- Attend a biometrics appointment at a local USCIS Application Support Center, where you will be fingerprinted and undergo a background check.
- Attend a citizenship interview at a USCIS Office, where an officer will go through your application and confirm all the information you submitted to USCIS, as well as test your knowledge of English and U.S. civics.
- If you pass your Citizenship Test, you will receive notice of your naturalization ceremony, at which you and others will swear loyalty to the United States under oath and earn a certificate of naturalization.
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The immigration system has strict standards, and the naturalization process can be complicated, which is why you don't have to go through everything on your own. We provide all our clients with attentive and personalize legal representation and stay in communication with each of them throughout their cases.
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