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.


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 ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

Citizenship and naturalization process, exceptions available

While the rules and regulations that govern the immigration process can be quite strict, there are a number of exceptions and accommodations available for those who qualify. Immigrants in California may have a lot of questions about the citizenship and naturalization process, including if they might qualify for any of these modifications. In this week’s post, we are going to cover a couple of the exceptions available and provide some brief information about who might be eligible to receive them.

While passing an English test is generally part of the naturalization process, some immigrants may be exempt from this requirement. Those who are 50 years of age or older and have lived in the United States as a permanent resident for 20 or more years may be entitled to apply for this exception. For those who are 55 years of age or older, the permanent residency requirement is reduced to 15 years.

Before naturalization is complete, immigrants are required to take and pass both English and civics tests. This is true unless they are found physically or developmentally unable to do so or they meet the English language exception and are only required to pass the civics exam. This is called a medical disability exception. A licensed physician or psychologist will be required to fill out the proper exception forms in order for an immigrant to receive this modification. Other disability accommodations may also be available.

The process to completing citizenship and naturalization can be a challenging one. Exceptions and accommodations are accessible for those who qualify. If needed, California immigrants who require assistance with naturalization, or need help applying for modifications can seek legal counsel to ensure the process is carried out as smoothly as possible.

Source:, “Exceptions & Accommodations“, June 25, 2014


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