U.S. Citizenship

Becoming a U.S. citizen is a significant milestone for many immigrants. The process, however, can be complex and daunting. At Fibi Law, we specialize in guiding you through the labyrinth of U.S. citizenship routes, ensuring a smoother transition from immigrant to citizen.

Types of U.S. Citizenship

Understanding the different paths to U.S. citizenship is crucial. Here’s a breakdown:

Citizenship by Naturalization

Naturalization is the most common route. It’s for those who have been lawful permanent residents (Green Card holders) for a specified period, usually 3 to 5 years.

Citizenship by Marriage

If you’re married to a U.S. citizen, you may be eligible for citizenship through marriage. However, there are specific criteria like the duration of the marriage and the citizenship status of the U.S. spouse.

Citizenship through Parents

Children born abroad to U.S. citizen parents may automatically acquire citizenship at birth. The rules vary depending on various factors like marital status of the parents and the date of the child’s birth.

Citizenship through the Military

U.S. military service members and their immediate families may be eligible for expedited naturalization.

Eligibility Criteria

Each route has its own set of criteria:

  • Age: Usually, you must be at least 18 years old.
  • Residency: You must have been a lawful permanent resident for a certain period.
  • Good Moral Character: You must not have committed certain crimes.

The Naturalization Process

  1. Application: File the N-400 form.
  2. Interview and Test: Attend a citizenship interview and pass the English and civics tests.
  3. Oath Ceremony: Take the Oath of Allegiance.

Citizenship Test Exceptions

Some individuals may be exempt from the English and civics tests due to physical or developmental disabilities or mental impairments. Special forms and medical certifications are required.

How Fibi Law Can Help

Our team of immigration experts will guide you through each step, from determining your eligibility to preparing you for the citizenship test and interview.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call us at 1-800-842-0316.

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