Your Path to U.S. Citizenship Starts Here: Miami’s Trusted Citizenship Lawyer
Your Citizenship Lawyer – Miami
Citizenship Attorney in Miami
Becoming a U.S. citizen is the ultimate goal of many immigrants living in the U.S., as it comes with many benefits that aren’t available for permanent residents. Such benefits include voting rights, travel freedom, and access to federal programs and services. However, obtaining citizenship is not easy. The process can be daunting, confusing, and time-consuming and involves meeting specific eligibility criteria, filing complex paperwork, and passing tests and interviews.
Working with a citizenship lawyer can make a difference in your case. Citizenship and immigration attorneys can help you through the naturalization process, protect your rights, and ensure the proper filing of your application.
A citizenship lawyer can assist you with:
- Determining if you qualify for citizenship through naturalization
- Preparing and submitting your application and supporting documents
- Ensuring that your application is complete, accurate, and convincing
- Advising you on how to prepare for the civics, history, and English tests
- Accompanying you to your naturalization interview
- Protecting your rights and interests throughout the immigration process
Your citizenship attorney will be able to help you with other immigration matters in addition to naturalization.
Eligibility for U.S. Citizenship
- You are at least 18 years old
- You have been a green card holder for at least five years or three if you are or were married to a U.S. citizen.
- You have maintained a continuous physical presence in the U.S.
Besides continuous residence and presence, naturalization requires proving good moral character. The USCIS may assess this by examining your criminal record and any history of disobeying court orders, habitual drunkenness…etc.
Immigrants With Special Circumstances
The requirements mentioned above apply to 95% of permanent residents. However, different requirements may apply to those with special circumstances, including those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces or performed active duty during a war and widows of U.S. citizens who died during a period of honorable active duty service in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Our citizenship attorney at The Law Office of Tatiane M. Silva, P.A. can help you identify the requirements that apply to your unique situation. We will help you prepare the necessary documents to support your case.
Immigration law allows permanent residents to become U.S. citizens without renouncing their original citizenship. As long as you qualify for naturalization and the original country recognizes dual citizenship, you can become a dual citizen. However, you must uphold all U.S. laws and uphold the U.S. Constitution.
Consult a Miami immigration attorney for further guidance on dual citizenship.
The Naturalization Process
Step 1: Fill out and submit Form N-400
Completing Form N-400 is your first step to naturalization. You will need to fill in your personal details and residency information. You must also pay the filing and biometrics fee along with your application.
Step 2: Biometrics scan
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services may schedule you for a biometrics appointment if needed. The notice will highlight the time, date, and place. Ensure you are there on time.
You will receive an interview appointment notice once the preliminary process is complete. You must prepare to answer the agent’s questions and take an English and U.S. history and civics test. Your citizenship lawyer can help you get familiar with the process and advise you on how to answer difficult answers.
If you fail your test, you have the right to take a second one within 60-90 days. You will also have a chance to submit further proof if needed.
Step 5: The USCIS decision
Based on your interview and supporting documents, you may receive approval or denial on your naturalization application. If you receive an unfavorable decision, you can appeal within 30 days of the decision date if your application is denied.
Attorneys at The Law Office of Tatiane M. Silva, P.A. have successfully appealed and reopened cases that were denied by the USCIS and immigration courts. We can help you fight for another chance.
Step 6: Oath of Allegiance
Once your application is approved, you will receive a notice to take the Oath of Allegiance with the ceremony’s date, time, and location. You must complete Form N-445, Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony, and bring it with you to the ceremony.
At the ceremony, you will turn in your permanent residency card, take the Oath of Allegiance, and receive your naturalization certificate.
How Can Miami Citizenship Lawyers Help?
- File for naturalization
Filing for citizenship may get confusing and overwhelming, especially if special requirements apply to you. Our attorneys will use their extensive knowledge and experience to explain the requirements, walk you through the filing process, and ensure no mistakes are made.
2.Prepare for the naturalization interview
The interview is a crucial part of the naturalization process and will make a difference in the outcome of your application. It’s your only chance to explain any issues or inconsistencies between your file and application. Working with an experienced attorney who’s familiar with USCIS interviews will help ease your stress and prepare you for difficult and tricky questions.
If you feel you have been wrongfully denied citizenship for one reason or another, your lawyer can file a motion with the USCIS and appeal their decision to an immigration court. We have a proven track record in successfully reopening and appealing citizenship and immigration cases.
Why Choose The Law Office of Tatiane M. Silva, P.A.?
The Law Office of Tatiane M. Silva, P.A. is an immigration law firm dedicated to helping individuals and families achieve their immigration and citizenship goals in the U.S. We are trusted by immigrants in Miami and across the U.S. because:
- We understand you: Mrs. Silva moved from Brazil to the U.S. at the age of 15. Now she uses her legal knowledge and experience to help immigrants overcome their fears, protect their rights, and fulfill their hopes.
- We bring positive results: We take pride in our excellent track record and the positive results we have achieved for our clients.
- We are multilingual: Language barriers often stop people from seeking legal counsel. At The Law Office of Tatiane M. Silva, P.A. we speak English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, French, and Portuguese.
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