- Have you reviewed all the requirements for applying for U.S Citizenship?
- Do you appear to meet all the current filing requirements?
- If so, are you ready to file for your U.S. Citizenship?
Download the Client Intake Questionnaire and the Filing Questionnaire, and email them to us, for a preliminary evaluation and screening, during which we will ascertain whether or not you in fact appear to meet the current filing requirements for your Application for Naturalization.
What are the next steps? What is the process?
- INTAKE AND SCREENING.
We collect basic information from you to ascertain whether or not you appear to be eligible to apply for U.S. Citizenship.
- RETAINING OUR FIRM.
If you appear to qualify, we will send you the required documentation for you to hire our firm and become our client.
- GATHERING DOCUMENTS.
Once we open your case and completed the intake process, we request the supporting documentation from you.
- CASE PREPARATION.
With the required documentation and the information you have provided to us, we will assemble and prepare your Citizenship Application for you. This includes examination for potential issues, problems and other pitfalls, as well as the preparation of all required documents and forms which must accompany your application.
- CASE REVIEW AND FILING.
Once the application is put together in the form required by USCIS, we will need to obtain your signatures and fee checks for the payment of the USCIS fees. Upon the application having been signed, we will make your entire application packet with the fee checks to USCIS for processing.
- CASE PENDING AND PROCESSING WITH USCIS.
Once USCIS receives your case for processing, USCIS will send a case receipt notice, showing the case is now pending. If any further information or documentation is required by USCIS, we will be notified in writing by USCIS. As part of the application process, you will be required to submit to a Biometrics appointment at a local USCIS Application Support Center, where your fingerprints and photograph will be taken. Once you have been to Biometrics, USCIS will conduct its background investigation.
Once USCIS has completed its background investigation, and processed your application packet, you will be scheduled to appear for an in-person interview at the neareast USCIS field office, based on where you live. During this interview, a USCIS officer will go over the application with you, verify information therein, and administer a brief Citizenship exam and test your basic knowledge of the English language. If approved at the interview, you will then be scheduled to appear for a Oath Ceremony / Swearing In Ceremony, where you will officially be made a U.S. citizen.
Once you become a U.S. Citizen, you may apply for a U.S. passport, and you also become eligible to sponsor certain other family relatives for U.S. immigration benefits. Please also be aware of possible issues and restrictions with your home country regarding multiple nationalities/citizenships.
PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to legally change your name as part of your Citizenship application, this can extend the processing of your case by some additional months, depending on local USCIS processing. Your citizenship ceremony will also be conducted before a Federal Judge in U.S. federal court, where your name change will become official.