Naturalization

Naturalization

Devendorf Law assists individuals with the process of naturalizing as United States citizens.  For many individuals, taking the oath of citizenship is one of the most memorable moments of their lifetime. 

 

To qualify for naturalization, an individual must be 18 years old; possess good moral character; demonstrate the ability to speak and write English; continuously reside in the United States as a lawful permanent resident for at least five years; have been physically present in the United States for at least two years and six months in the prior five-year period; have lived in the state or United States Citizenship and Immigration Services district with jurisdiction over the application for at least three months prior to filing; and demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of United States history and government.  There are, however, a number of exceptions to the general naturalization requirements that apply to individuals who are married to a United States citizen or who are members (or dependents of a member) of the United States armed forces.

 

We offer advisory services to assess an individual’s eligibility for United States citizenship, identify any potential issues, and prepare the naturalization application.  Every applicant for naturalization is required to for an in-person interview before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.  Where desired, our firm is able to provide attorney accompaniment to the naturalization interview.