Do You Have Citizenship And Naturalization Questions?
When we think of what it means to be a U.S. Citizen, the first thing that comes to mind may be that citizens are able to vote in the U.S., or that individuals are U.S. citizens if they are born in the U.S. There are many benefits to becoming a U.S. citizen. One of the major benefits is simply that citizenship is almost impossible to lose once you have it. It provides a new level of security that the U.S. is your home, and a new level of freedom because you are able to travel without the many restrictions that lawful permanent residents and nonresidents must consider.
Naturalization is the way lawful permanent residents become U.S. Citizens. Lawful permanent residents generally may naturalize on the three-year anniversary of gaining residency if they gained their residence through marriage, or on the five-year anniversary of gaining residency if it was acquired by other means. The timeline may be shorter if you are in the military. There are other requirements for naturalization, including being able to read, write and speak English, passing a civics exam, having spent the necessary amount of time in the U.S. during the past three or five years, and being able to show good moral character. The final step in Naturalization is pledging allegiance to the U.S. in a formal ceremony. Knudson & Associates guides naturalization applicants through each step, helping them to determine whether they are eligible and ensuring they are fully prepared for their naturalization interview.
Some people are U.S. Citizens and don’t even know it. Citizenship can be acquired through a variety of ways, not just through birth in the U.S. Individuals with family history in the United States or Native American roots should explore whether they may already be citizens as part of an immigration consultation. Knudson & Associates helps individuals explore their family histories and apply for benefits as U.S. Citizens, when such a case arises.
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At Knudson & Associates, we are here for you. Please call us at 303-974-7758 or contact our office by email to determine whether you are eligible for citizenship and for assistance throughout the process.