How to Become a Naturalized Citizen of the U.S.
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Do You Qualify for Naturalization?
Not everyone qualifies for naturalization as a U.S. citizen. (The process is different for U.S. military personnel than it is for everyone else, so talk to your immigration attorney if that’s your situation.)
You may qualify for naturalization if you:
- Have been a permanent resident in the U.S. for at least five years and you meet all other eligibility requirements
- Have been a permanent resident for three years or more and you meet all eligibility requirements to file as the spouse of a U.S. citizen
- Have qualifying service in the U.S. armed forces and meet all other eligibility requirements
You may also qualify if you’re the child of a U.S. citizen but you were born outside the U.S., residing outside the U.S., and meet all other eligibility requirements.
There are other paths to naturalization, so even if you don’t see your situation listed here, you may still qualify. For most people, it’s best to call an immigration attorney who understands all the pathways and who can find the best route to citizenship.
Do You Need Help Becoming a Naturalized Citizen of the U.S.?
If you need help becoming a U.S. citizen, get in touch with a Milwaukee naturalization lawyer who can evaluate your situation, help you file the appropriate paperwork and walk you through the entire process. Immigration can be complicated, and one paperwork error could set your case back—which means it often pays to work with someone who’s done it all before. Call us at 414-383-6700 or 262-650-6700 for help with naturalization. If it’s easier, get in touch with us online; we’ll provide you with case-specific advice that puts you on the right path.
- Attorney Tedia Gamino
Naturalization is the process that the U.S. uses to grant U.S. citizenship to a foreign citizen or national. If you’re interested in naturalization, it may be a good idea to talk to a Milwaukee immigration attorney who understands the ins and outs of the process.
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