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 ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

Citizenship and naturalization: Applying for naturalization

Foreign nationals who would like to obtain citizenship in the United States must fulfill very specific requirements. Unfortunately, nothing about the citizenship and naturalization process is simple. There is a lot that one must go through in order to complete the process. How do immigrants residing in California or elsewhere apply for naturalization?

The process which a foreign national must go through to achieve citizenship in the United States is called naturalization. A formal application for naturalization must be submitted and an interview may be required. Before this can be done, though, those who wish to go through this process generally must meet certain residency requirements and pass the necessary exams.

Residency requirements for naturalization do vary based on one’s individual circumstances; however, the standard permanent residency requirement is five years. Those who are married to current citizens may only have to wait three years. Also, those who have qualifying military service experience may not have to wait as long if they meet all other eligibility requirements. An experienced attorney can review one’s individual circumstances and help one take the proper course of action when the timing is right.

Going through the citizenship and naturalization process can be confusing. Those in California who are interested in applying for citizenship through naturalization may benefit from having someone who is familiar with the ins and outs of the system on their side. An experienced immigrantion attorney can assist such individuals throughout the process of seeking citizenship, including dealing with appealing those cases that — for whatever the reason — have been denied.

Source: uscis.gov, “Citizenship Through Naturalization“, Accessed on Aug. 17, 2016

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