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

I’m a permanent U.S. resident. How do I become a citizen?

The U.S. green card allows you to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. However, the green card does have some limitations. For instance, you may be deported if you are convicted of certain crimes. Also, you may not participate in certain civic tasks like voting. Finally, you may lose your green card if you overstay overseas. It is for these among other reasons that most green card holders apply for naturalization. 

You may become a naturalized U.S. citizen if you are a green card holder. However, the process takes time. Plus, you need to meet certain conditions to earn your citizenship. 

Eligibility for naturalization

To be eligible for naturalization, you must meet the following conditions:

  • You must be at least 18 years old at the time of applying for U.S. citizenship
  • You must be a resident of the U.S. for at least 5 years. Out of these, you must have been physically present in the U.S. for at least 30 months
  • You must have resided in the state or U.S. territory where you are applying for citizenship for at least three months
  • You must meet the language requirements
  • You must take a naturalization test to demonstrate your knowledge of the U.S. government and history
  • You must meet the moral character and support the beliefs and values articulated in the U.S. Constitution

The process of applying for citizenship begins by obtaining and filling Form N-400. This form should be submitted to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) alongside the supporting documents. 

Safeguarding your rights

The decision to apply for naturalization is one that you should never take lightly. Learning more about U.S. immigration and citizenship can help you take the right steps to realize your American Dream. 


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