Citizenship Attorney In Williamson County
Helping Immigrants Through the Naturalization Process
Being a citizen of the United States offers many benefits, including the
right to live and work in the U.S., the right to vote, and the ability
to sponsor relatives so that they may become lawful permanent residents.
A person can become a U.S. citizen in several ways:
- Birth in the U.S.
- Acquisition of citizenship at birth
- Derivation of citizenship (by age 18)
Do I qualify for naturalization?
In order to qualify for naturalization, the applicant must fulfill one
of the following criteria:
- Have been a permanent resident for at least five years
- Is the spouse of a U.S. citizen and has been a permanent resident for three years
- Has completed qualifying service in the U.S. armed forces.
In addition to these requirements, applicants must:
- Be at least 18 years old at the time of filing
- Have lived in the state or U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
district with jurisdiction over the applicant's place of residence
for at least 3 months prior to filing
- Have maintained continuous residence in the U.S. as a permanent resident
for at least 5 years (unless the applicant meets an exception)
- Be physically present in the U.S. for at least 30 months out of the 5 years
that the applicant has been a permanent resident
- Reside in the U.S. from the time the application for naturalization is
filed until the time of naturalization
- Be able to write, read, and speak English and have knowledge of U.S. history
- Be a person of good moral character; if the applicant has a criminal record,
it may jeopardize his or her ability to apply for naturalization
Do I qualify for citizenship through acquisition or derivation?
You may qualify for citizenship through your parents by acquisition or
derivation if you were born abroad to U.S. citizen parents or if one of
your parents became a U.S. citizen prior to your 18
Do I qualify for citizenship through adoption?
Certain children adopted and in the physical custody of their U.S. citizen
parents for at least two years may acquire U.S. citizenship. The child
must be under the age of 16 at the time of the legal adoption.
Taking Steps Toward Naturalization
If you qualify for citizenship, Salas Law can guide you through the process.
We can assess your case to determine whether you meet all of the requirements
and to identify potential grounds for denial.
This process can be complicated. Don't hesitate to
call Salas Law
in Round Rock
if you want more information about how these experienced attorneys can help you!