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Bucks County Naturalization and Citizenship Lawyer
There are many important benefits associated with becoming a United States citizen through the naturalization process. A citizen is able to vote in U.S. elections, and to obtain a United States passport and travel freely. In addition, a United States citizen is able to sponsor relatives to receive green cards in ways that are unavailable to lawful permanent residents. Through this process, citizens are eligible to sponsor their spouses, their children, their parents, and even their siblings.
Citizens are eligible to work as federal employees, and to receive federal benefits. The advantages associated with becoming a United States citizen are nearly endless. However, the naturalization process can get very complicated, and is most effectively and efficiently handled by an experienced immigration attorney.
In order to be eligible to become a naturalized U.S. citizen, an applicant is generally required to be a lawful permanent resident for a minimum of five years. However, if the applicant for naturalization is married to a U.S. citizen, then the applicant for naturalization is required to be a lawful permanent resident for only three (and not five) years.
It is essential that an applicant for naturalization maintain a continuous physical presence in the U.S. while a lawful permanent resident. Applicants who remain outside of the United States for more than 180 days per year may be required to explain the reasons for their absence from this country. Let an experienced Bucks County immigration lawyer help you to prepare the necessary documentation and provide you with quality legal representation.
Applicants for naturalization are typically required to satisfy a number of additional qualifications in order to qualify for citizenship. For example, male applicants for naturalization are generally required to have registered for the Selective Service between the ages of 18 and 26. In addition, applicants for naturalization are generally required to demonstrate basic English literacy and familiarity with U.S. history and government. Some or all of these requirements may be able to be waived under certain circumstances.
In addition, an applicant for naturalization is required to establish that he or she is a person of good moral character. Applicants may have difficulty establishing the required good moral character if they have been charged with or convicted of a criminal offense, if they have failed to pay their taxes or child support or if they are associated with prostitution, gambling, smuggling or terrorist organizations.
Mistakes made in the naturalization process can be costly, and should be avoided wherever possible. Mistakes can delay the process or even deprive an applicant of the opportunity to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. One way to avoid mistakes is to make sure to provide your attorney with all essential information that could affect your eligibility for naturalization, both positively and negatively.
It is particularly essential to obtain an experienced immigration attorney if you have had previous legal issues, such as a criminal history or failure to pay taxes or child support. This is the case because such issues may negatively impact your ability to satisfy the good moral character requirement necessary for naturalization.
Lawyer Bucks County for Naturalization and Citizenship
A Bucks County immigration lawyer at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help to avoid these costly mistakes by providing professional legal representation to clients seeking to obtain citizenship through naturalization. We will begin by determining a constructive approach for your case, and proceed to guide you effectively and efficiently throughout the legal process.
An Immigration Attorney at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., can provide you with quality legal representation if you are a lawful permanent resident eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship. For a free consultation, contact us online or call one of our Bucks County immigration lawyers at (215) 673-7733.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.