Here at Fong Ilagan, there is little more rewarding than seeing a client win citizenship. The process can be extremely arduous but our Houston immigration attorneys are ready to see your case through to the end, doing everything in our power to ensure that you are awarded a favorable outcome.
Our team has helped thousands of clients seek citizenship and we look forward to hearing your story and helping you achieve your goals. The path to American citizenship is not always easy but with our help, you can avoid the potential pitfalls and overcome roadblocks along the way.
The Benefits of Citizenship
Though many immigrants enjoy life in the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident, LPRs do not have all the same rights and abilities as citizens.
American citizenship comes with the:
- Right to vote
- Right to run for office
- Right to have a U.S. passport
- Ability to travel without losing your residency status
- Ability to sponsor relatives for a green card
- Right to receive government benefits
What Is Naturalization?
Most people over the age of 18 who seek American citizenship will have to go through the process of naturalization.
To be eligible for naturalization, you must meet one of the following criteria:
- Be a lawful permanent resident (have a green card) and have lived in the U.S. for at least five years
- Have asylum and have lived in the U.S. for at least four years
- Be the spouse of a U.S. citizen and have lived in the U.S. for at least three years
- Be a lawful permanent resident who has served in the U.S. military and has lived in the country for at least three years
Those seeking naturalization must also speak, write, and read in English and prove they have basic knowledge of U.S. government and history by taking a test.
At our firm, we have extensive experience helping clients navigate the naturalization process. We have a thorough understanding of U.S. immigration policy and your rights regarding citizenship. Should you encounter any challenges during the process, our Houston naturalization attorneys can be there to get you back on track.
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