Earn the right to vote, travel with a U.S. Passport, work as a Federal Employee, and much more!
1. Have been a Permanent Resident for five years OR three years if married to a USC.
2. Have Good Moral Character.
3. Continuously been physically present in the United States for the past five years.
4. Have not claimed to be a USC.
5. Have filed tax returns for the past five years.
6. Have paid child support payments, if applicable.
7. Have registered for selective service, if applicable.
Please contact us today for a free initial consultation to determine if you meet these initial requirements. We can help you determine whether your criminal conviction disqualifies you, whether you meet the continuous presence requirements after too many lengths of stay outside the U.S., and whether you have all the necessary documents to help support your case for Citizenship.
Obtain U.S. Citizenship through your U.S. Citizen parent.
1. Derive Citizenship at birth or after birth through one U.S. Citizen Parent.
2. Must have been under 18 years old prior to parent obtaining U.S. Citizenship. You can not derive citizenship through your stepparent.
3. Have been lawfully admitted into the United States as a Permanent Resident prior to age 18 UNLESS exception applies.
4. USC parent must have lived in the U.S. at least five years, 2 of which were after that parent's 14th birthday UNLESS exception applies.
4. If adopted, you must have been adopted prior to age 16 and have been in the physical and legal custody of the U.S.C. parent.
Please contact us today to determine if you meet the requirements and/or exceptions. If you are in deportation proceedings, and you think you may qualify for this remedy, contact us today so that we can help you challenge a deportation.
Obtain U.S. Citizenship for your child who regularly resides in a foreign country based on your U.S. Citizenship
1. A USC parent can seek citizenship on behalf of their minor child who regularly resides outside the U.S. OR
2. If USC parent has died, a USC grandparent or legal guardian can seek citizenship on behalf of the minor within 5 years of parent's death.
3. If parent has not lived in the U.S. for at least 5 years, the child' can use their USC grandparent's 5 year presence in the U.S., 2 years of which were after the grandparent's 14th birthday. The grandparent, however, must be alive at the time of the application and oath.
Please contact us today to determine if you meet any of these requirements.
Replacement of "Declaration of Intention", "Naturalization Certificate", "Certificate of Citizenship", or "Repatriation of Citizenship"
If you have lost your naturalization certificate, it is important to have a second form of proof of citizenship, other than a passport, for your records. Contact us today to help you retrieve your proof of citizenship.
Applying for a passport to travel OR to obtain proof of citizenship through the regular process, the expedited process, or through the one day service.
Obtaining a U.S. passport is necessary for travel abroad, and if you do not have any plans to travel abroad, it is still imperative to have a passport for the following reasons:
1. Emergency Travel
2. Second form of I.D.
3. Proof of Citizenship
Our law firm can help you obtain a passport for the purpose of proving U.S. Citizenship through a U.S.C. parent. The requirements are more strict when obtaining a passport for this reason, so let us help facilitate this process by contacting us today.