Dayton Naturalization Attorney

Naturalization is the process by which a green card holder can apply to become a full U.S. citizen.

U.S. citizens can vote in elections, work without restriction, and can rarely be deported. It also allows those who previously needed to prove residency in the U.S. for an extended period of time to move freely between the U.S. and their home country. Those who want to bring family members over from abroad can do so with expedited status.

There are several advantages to becoming a full U.S. citizen if you are a green card holder and meet the eligibility requirements. The Dayton, OH, citizenship and naturalization attorneys can help you or a loved one apply for U.S. citizenship. Below, we’ll discuss the process in more detail.

Requirements for U.S. Naturalization and Citizenship

To apply to become a U.S. citizen, you must be able to prove the following:

  • You resided in the U.S. continuously over a certain period of time
  • You held a green card for at least five years
  • You must be able to speak, read, and write in English
  • You can pass a test related to the U.S. government and history
  • Show a favorable disposition toward the U.S. Constitution and the United States in general and swear an oath on the matter

To be sure, special exceptions apply to asylum seekers. Those who are married to U.S. citizens must wait three years. 

What to Know Before You Apply for U.S. Citizenship

A green card holder should not apply for U.S. citizenship without the help of an experienced attorney. While the U.S. is a mostly-friendly place for foreign nationals, the standards for deportation can change from one administration to the next. In some cases, individuals who have applied for green cards were denied based on criminal records from their home country. Ultimately, they faced deportation proceedings. Before you apply for citizenship, allow a U.S. immigration attorney to review your records for possible problems that may emerge. 

What Do I Need to Do to Become a U.S. Citizen?

You simply need to apply, have a green card, meet the residency requirements and be in good standing with the U.S. government. You will send your application to USCIS with a copy of the green card, payment for the fee, and identifying photos. They will schedule you for a biometric appointment where they will take your fingerprints. The last element is the oath-swearing ceremony.

Talk to a Dayton, OH, U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Lawyer

The VanNoy Firm proudly represents U.S. immigrants applying for full citizenship. Call today to schedule an appointment, and we can begin reviewing your records immediately.

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