Pursuing Naturalized Citizenship
Individuals who are already permanent residents of the United States may find it beneficial to become U.S. citizens by way of naturalization. Earning citizenship status in the U.S. will provide individuals with rights and services that are unavailable to non-citizens. The application process for naturalization can be a complicated and difficult task; experienced immigration legal advice can be of critical importance for individuals seeking naturalized citizenship.
Individuals considering U.S. citizenship must first meet one of three basic residency requirements. While these requirements may vary from person to person, generally an individual must have met one of the following requirements:
- Continual residence in the U.S. for at least five years
- Spouses of U.S. citizens must have continuously resided in the U.S. for three years
- Serve in any branch of the U.S. military
When one or more of the above listed requirements has been met, individuals seeking U.S. citizenship must then do all of the following to become a naturalized citizen:
- Complete the N-400 form
- Pass the naturalization test
- Take an oath of citizenship
Upon successful competition of all of the steps listed above, individuals will have become naturalized U.S. citizens—an important status that the government cannot revoke.
Contact an Austin Immigration Lawyer Today
If you are currently a permanent U.S. resident and are considering becoming a naturalized citizen, the Austin naturalization attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, can provide critical services to assist you in the process. To discuss the particulars of your situation with one of our attorneys today, please call (512) 323-2333.