Citizenship and Naturalization

Naturalization is a process through which immigrants become citizens of the United States. Generally, applicants, who are at least 18 years old, and who have been residing in the United States as permanent residents for the past 5 years (3 years if the applicant is currently married and living with a U.S. citizen) without leaving the United States for a trip of 6 months or longer satisfy the requirements for continued residence and physical presence. Applicants must also meet other requirements for naturalization including being a person of “good moral character” for the requisite 5 or 3 years, possessing elementary level of reading, writing and understudying of the English language and knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the history and government of the United States.

At Law Offices of Paul Marinov, P.C. we have helped numerous individuals achieve their lifelong dream of becoming United States citizens. In attorney Marinov’s experience, the applicant who should contact an immigration lawyer to consult before filing their Application for Naturalization( Form N-400) are individual who have been convicted of a specific crime or crimes. A conviction of a specific crime may render the immigrant not only ineligible for naturalization, but also may result in this person being placed in removal proceedings.

Contact Law Offices of Paul Marinov, P.C. if you have reached the final step of your immigration journey and you are considering pursuing United States citizenship through naturalization.