America has a long history of embracing newcomers from all over the world in search of the American dream. Our country is a nation of immigrants and we value the contributions of individuals who come here to pursue the many freedoms and opportunities that the United States has to offer.
Deciding to become a citizen of the United States is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. To become a U.S. citizen, you are required to demonstrate your commitment and loyalty to the United States and the U.S. Constitution. In return for your allegiance, the United States rewards you with all of the rights and privileges that are part of U.S. citizenship.
Generally speaking, if you were born in the United States or one of its territories, you became a U.S. citizen at birth. If you were born in another country and one or both of your parents were citizens, then you may also be a U.S. citizen. Individuals that do not fall into these categories can become U.S. citizens by going through U.S. naturalization—a lengthy process with many steps and requirements.
If one or both of your parents have been naturalized, you will be deemed a U.S. citizen by means of derivation. Once you become a U.S. citizen, you may live and work in the U.S. permanently. You will have the benefits and privileges held by all U.S. citizens, including the right to vote in U.S. elections, and you will not lose your status if you travel abroad for extended periods of time.
Becoming a citizen is an exciting, yet nerve-wracking process. Many of the Maryland citizenship lawyers at our firm are immigrants, so they can appreciate all that you are going through. Our legal team is skilled in guiding individuals and families through all of the requirements of U.S. citizenship (naturalization). We will take the time to answer your questions and make certain that you understand your rights and responsibilities at each stage of the process.
Becoming a U.S. citizen is a serious and life-changing matter for you and your family. Our attorneys take great pride in helping clients achieve this important goal and we will do everything possible to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible.
Whether you are trying to determine if U.S. citizenship is the right path for you or if you have already reached your decision to move forward with your application, our law firm is here to assist you with the process. We are a team of dedicated immigration lawyers with an extensive understanding of the complex steps and procedures required to become a United States citizen.
If you have questions about becoming a U.S. citizen or are in need of legal representation, contact a skilled Maryland citizenship lawyer at our law firm today. We offer a free, initial consultation and can be reached at 410-321-4994 or by completing our online contact form.
Miranda & Weisman is a full-service Baltimore immigration law firm with the knowledge and skills necessary to represent you in connection with all naturalization and citizenship matters, including: