CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19 ADVISORY

Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at (619) 291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.

AVISO DE CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19

Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al (619) 291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration Problems
In An Honest & Responsible Manner

What is the citizenship and naturalization process?

People immigrate to the United States every day. Some may wish to make their stay a temporary one, for employment or school opportunities, while others may wish to make the transition permanent. For immigrants, whether in California or elsewhere across the country, who want a more permanent arrangement, gaining an understanding of the citizenship and naturalization process will be of great importance.

Though citizenship isn’t always easy to achieve, it is well worth the wait as many advantages accompany that status. Those who are granted citizenship have the right to vote, are granted increased legal protections and have more access to employment and benefit opportunities. Though obtaining that status has its challenges, it can be achieved if certain requirements are met.

The naturalization process consists of several steps that must be completed before citizenship is granted. A few of these steps include meeting the mandatory age requirement, currently holding permanent residency status and being able to show good moral character. Providing accurate information and being honest regarding application information is critical.

Along with providing the information requested on the citizenship and naturalization application, certain tests must also be passed. These tests include a language exam, as well as United States history and government exams. Overall, this process can be long, drawn out and a bit confusing. Immigrants in California who are seeking citizenship status don’t have to work through the process alone. Seeking assistance as needed can help ensure the proper preparations for application were made and all legal rights are being protected.

Source: FindLaw, “Naturalization Requirements“, , Aug. 22, 2014

Source: FindLaw, “Naturalization Requirements“, , Aug. 22, 2014

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For our clients’ convenience we offer English and Spanish speaking services.