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

Understanding the steps to becoming a citizen

There are several steps to applying to become a naturalized citizen in the United States. Because the process can have tremendous importance in an applicant’s life, and can also be quite complex, it is helpful for those seeking citizenship status to be familiar with the steps in the citizenship process and what the path to becoming a citizen in the United States looks like.

To begin with, it is important to determine that the individual seeking citizenship does not already have citizenship such as citizenship derived from their parents. Secondly, the individual seeking citizenship should know if they are eligible to become a citizen which is based on different factors. Next, the individual seeking citizenship should fill out the form for citizenship and submit it along with necessary documents and photographs that are required.

If a biometrics appointment is required, that is the next step for the individual seeking citizenship to take. Additionally, if an interview is required, it is important for the individual seeking citizenship to attend their scheduled interview. The application for citizenship can be approved, denied or continued if additional documentation is required. If the application for citizenship is approved, the next step is to take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States.

Lastly, a newly naturalized citizen should familiarize themselves with the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Citizenship is a big step that is highly important to many individuals seeking it which is why those seeking citizenship should understand the sometimes challenging process and what to expect from the naturalization process.

Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, “10 Steps to Naturalization: Understanding the Process of Becoming a U.S. Citizen,” Accessed Aug. 17, 2017

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