The process of applying for naturalization is exciting and a little frightening for most people. When you apply for naturalization, you begin the path of becoming a United States citizen with all of the benefits, protections and responsibilities that status entails. However, you must navigate a complex array of requirements set by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in order to achieve your goal of becoming a citizen.
A Baltimore naturalization attorney can be your guide as you complete paperwork, take tests, undergo interviews and complete all that USCIS has deemed necessary to become a citizen. Call Miranda & Weisman, LLC today to speak with our bilingual legal team and learn how we can advise and assist you as you apply for naturalization.
When you apply for naturalization, the first step is to make sure you qualify to become a U.S. citizen through the naturalization process. For most applicants, this means you must have already been a permanent resident for three to five years. However, there are some exceptions, such as for those who served in the U.S. military after September 11, 2001 or during prior world wars. If you are not a permanent resident and do not fall within one of the exceptions, your attorney can help you obtain a green card as your first step toward applying for naturalization.
If you do qualify for naturalization, you must file an N-400 application. The new version of this application, released in February of 2014, is 21-pages long, 11 pages longer than the prior naturalization form. The length was added in order to make assessing eligibility easier for USCIS and to comply with laws passed to fight terrorism and prevent child soldiers.
While the lengthy forms may provide USCIS with more of the data that the agency needs, the forms can be more difficult to complete comprehensively and correctly. Miranda & Weisman, LLC will prepare the forms on your behalf, asking you about the necessary information and presenting your details in a way that is most likely to result in approval of your naturalization application.
The process of applying for naturalization does not end with completing forms. You must undergo an interview, demonstrate you are of good moral character, and demonstrate your knowledge of U.S. history and the English language. A Baltimore naturalization attorney can help you prepare for these requirements to help avoid any surprises and take a proactive approach to securing an approval of your naturalization application.
The process of becoming a U.S. citizen through naturalization is not always easy but the end result is worth it.
Let a Baltimore naturalization attorney ease the process and take away the stress by acting on your behalf every step of the way. Call 410-321-4994 to speak with a legal professional at Miranda & Weisman, LLC . We are ready to help you to launch your American dream and become a U.S. citizen. Contact us today.