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

What is the process for becoming a U.S. citizen?

If you are interested in coming to the United States or have been living in the United States and would like to move forward with seeking citizenship, there is a specific pathway for you to take to do so. Once you verify your current status and know the next steps to follow, you can prepare your application for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

There are a few steps that you can follow to become a U.S. citizen if you qualify to do so. Here is what to expect as you start this journey.

  1. Determine your eligibility

The first thing to do is to determine if you’re eligible. To become naturalized, you need to be at least 18 and have resided within the country for at least five years. If you’re married, three years is long enough. Form N-400 has more information about additional eligibility requirements.

  1. Prepare and submit form N-400

If you believe that you’re eligible, you can submit form N-400. You will also be expected to send a passport-style photo and service fees in with this application.

  1. Go through with a biometric appointment

If your case requires it, you may need to have your biometrics taken.

  1. Complete an interview with the USCIS

The USCIS will have an interview with you to talk to you about your application. Sometimes, they make a decision right away. Other times, there will be a delay. You’ll take an English and civics test at this appointment (if required).

  1. Receive a decision

After this is all done, you’ll get a decision from the USCIS. If the form is approved, you’ll be asked to take the Oath of Allegiance and receive your Certificate of Naturalization.

If you fail any part of this process, there are steps you can take to appeal or apply a second time in some cases. It’s important for you to understand that this process can be long, but with the right support and evidence, you can move forward and seek your citizenship. Once it is granted, you’ll have all the rights of a U.S. citizen.


We are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

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