Immigration Naturalization New Jersey Lawyer
Becoming a United States citizen is a dream for many immigrants. Being a citizen has many benefits, including the ability to vote in U.S. elections and to sponsor relatives for green cards. United States citizens are eligible to sponsor spouses, children, parents, and siblings. It is best to retain an Immigration Lawyer when seeking Naturalization, because the process can be complex.
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we represent lawful permanent residents who are eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship. A misstep in the application process can cost the applicant time, money, and, in extreme situations, the opportunity to become a citizen. Talk to one of our Immigration Attorneys in New Jersey today. For a free consultation, call us in New Jersey at 609-257-4976. We offer our services in English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian.
Applying for Citizenship
Our team of Immigration Attorneys in New Jersey will assist the applicant with the necessary documentation and provide zealous and competent legal representation. Any applicant for U.S. citizenship must meet several requirements.
To apply for U.S. citizenship, the applicant must have been a lawful permanent resident for at least 5 years. However, if the applicant is married to a U.S. citizen, the wait shrinks to only 3 years. It is vital for a lawful permanent resident to maintain continuous physical presence in the United States. An applicant must not spend more than 180 days outside of the country during this time, and the applicant is required to explain his or her motives for a period of absence.
Additionally, the applicant is required to show that he or she is a person of good moral character. As such, achieving citizenship may be difficult if the applicant has:
- Criminal charges or convictions
- Failure to pay taxes, child support, or alimony
- An association with prostitution, gambling, terrorist organizations, or smugglers.
Furthermore, the applicant must meet several other criteria to qualify for citizenship. For example, the applicant must be able to read and write in English, and must be familiar with United States history and Government structure. Additionally, men between the ages of 18 and 26 are required to register for the Selective Service in case of the unlikely scenario that a military draft is re-implemented.
New Jersey Immigration Naturalization Lawyer
If you want to become an American citizen, our Immigration Lawyers will do everything in their power to make this dream a reality. To make an appointment, please call our offices in Trenton, New Jersey (609-257-4976), or Contact Us online. Your consultation is completely free.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.