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]janbejar.com

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

How do I become a naturalized citizen of the United States?

When you’re a legal permanent resident of the United States, you can apply for citizenship through the process of naturalization if you meet the necessary criteria. For example, new citizens of the United States need to show that they have English literacy, good moral character and a general knowledge of U.S. government, history and laws.

Here is a little more detail on the requirements for becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen:

Age

To become naturalized in the United States, you need to be at least 18 years of age.

Residency

You need to have obtained legal permanent residency and have an Alien Registration Card.

Physical presence

You need to have been present in the United States for a minimum of 30 months during the past five years.

Good moral character

Most immigrants will be subject to a five-year criminal background check, and they might not be naturalized if they have been convicted of serious crimes. Those who are married to a U.S. citizen will only be subject to a three-year check for good character.

English language ability

Applicants for naturalization need to show that they can speak, read, write and understand the English language. Certain applicants might be able to be exempt from this requirement depending on their ages and/or mental conditions.

Knowledge of U.S. history and government

The applicant must show that he or she possesses a general understanding of U.S. government and history.

Your pathway to naturalization as a U.S. citizen might seem somewhat involved, but it is certainly not impossible. If you’re interested in becoming naturalized, learn more about U.S. immigration and citizenship law now.

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