Many people in the United States in permanent resident status want to find out more about becoming U.S. Citizens. It is important to get in touch with a skilled immigration lawyer to discuss the citizenship process. When this opportunity does arise it is wise to fully consider the benefits and obligations of U.S. citizenship before proceeding. As St Louis citizenship lawyer can explain, there are many benefits to being a citizen of the United States:
The opportunity and process for becoming a citizen are straightforward. For most permanent residents, if you have held and maintained resident status for five years, you may apply to naturalize. If you gained your resident status through marriage to a U.S. citizen you are eligible after three years of resident status so long as you remain married to the U.S. citizen through whom you obtained your citizenship. If eligible, you and your St Louis citizenship lawyer would follow the basic process described below:
USCIS takes the language and civics test seriously and applicants must be prepared to pass these important steps in the process. Through careful planning and strategy, applicants can be ready to excel in this important part of the interview process
Oftentimes, permanent residents are reluctant to start the naturalization process. In addition to the requirement that any naturalization applicant be willing to swear allegiance to the U.S., the naturalization process includes a comprehensive background check and review of travel in and out of the United States.
In light of this process, you really need to develop and follow a comprehensive strategy for successfully moving through the naturalization process. The St Louis citizenship attorneys at the Hacking Law Practice, LLC, can help you with this process.
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