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

Steps to follow to become a naturalized United States citizen

To qualify for United States citizenship via naturalization, you’re required to be at least 18 years old and to have lived here for five years or more. In the event that you are married to an American citizen, then you can apply at the three-year point instead. Additional requirements that must be met to qualify for citizenship via this method are listed on the N-400 form, also known as the Application for Naturalization.

To get the naturalization process started, you’ll need to start by filling out the N-400 and signing it. If you’re not yet living in the U.S., then you’ll need to also affix two passport-sized photographs to your application. All applicants have to include any documents that help substantiate their case for naturalization as well as any processing fees.

After submitting your application for naturalization, you’ll receive a notice from the United States Citizenship and immigrantion Services (USCIS) office letting you know when your biometrics appointment is. At this appointment, you will have your photograph and fingerprints taken.

These will be utilized to run a background check on you. It’s mandatory that you complete this step before you can move on to an interview.

At the interview session, you’ll be asked questions regarding the N-400 you filled out and also be asked to take both a civics and English language test.

In many cases, the USCIS officer you meet with will be able to provide you with an updated status in your case at the conclusion of your appointment. In some cases, he or she may ask you to conduct a follow-up interview, to provide more documentation or to retake a test before a decision is reached.

Soon thereafter, you will be provided with a written decision that your request for naturalization has either been granted or denied. Applicants wishing to have their cases reevaluated must file an N-336 form requesting a hearing in the matter within 30 days of receiving the denial.

If your request is granted, you’ll be invited to participate in a mandatory Oath of Allegiance Ceremony where you will officially become a citizen.

If you have questions about whether you quality for naturalization or about why your application was denied, a San Diego citizenship attorney can provide guidance.

Source: U.S. Citizenship and immigrantion Services, “10 Steps to Naturalization,” accessed Oct. 13, 2017


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