U.S. Citizenship Attorney
U.S. Citizenship Attorney in Santa Ana, CA
- Professional and Streamlined Filing of Your Naturalization Packet
- We provide you with a step-by-step checklist of what you require
- We conduct several Pre-Interviews before your actual Citizenship Interview
- We prepare you for the typical Civics Questions on the Test
- We represent you at the Citizenship Interview and attend the appointment by your side.
How do I know if I qualify for Citizenship?
- Be a lawful permanent resident for at least five years or three years if you obtained your green card by marriage
- Must have basic knowledge of the English language, ability to read, write and speak
- Must learn a portion of the U.S Civics Questions (we assist you in this process)
- Must be of person of good moral character (no crimes involving moral turpitude)
If you are a Green Card Holder - Why it is important to become a Naturalized U.S. Citizen?
- A Green Card is only temporary, and you must renew your residency prior to the expiration date (typically 2 years, 10 years) This is why there is an expiration date on your card.
- A U.S. Green Cards can be revoked by the U.S.;
- A crime of 20 years ago (and today) can place you in Deportation Proceedings;
- A U.S. Green Card Holder can be detained at a U.S. border and refused entry into the U.S. as a result of a Presidential Executive Action (On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order preventing many green card holders (from Muslim Countries) from entering the U.S. for potentially 90 days;
Biggest Misconception - U.S. Permanent Residency is Forever
- Being outside of the U.S. for more than 6 months out of a year
- Be convicted of a crime - a crime involving moral turpitude (no matter when the crime occurred)
- Being convicted of fraud
What if I Have a Criminal Conviction from the past?
- The type of crime;
- When the crime occurred;
- Length of time as a U.S. Green Card Holder;
- Rehabilitation after the crime;
- Expungement your Criminal Records;
- If you received: Diversion, Prop 36, DEJ,
What if my U.S. Citizenship is already denied?
- Appeals of denials of Citizenship
- Request for Re-Hearing or Re-Evaluation
- Re-Applying for Naturalization