What to Know About the Naturalization Process in New York

Many immigrants from around the world long to obtain citizenship in the United States, as it may provide them with the freedoms and liberties that they might be missing in their native countries. In order to become a citizen, you must first go through a naturalization process. Continue reading to learn more about the naturalization process and the services that our experienced New York immigration lawyer at the Law Office of Cheryl R. David can provide you. Here are some questions you may have:

How do I know if I qualify for naturalization in New York?

In order to qualify for naturalization as a United States citizen, individuals must meet a number of criteria. To meet these qualifications, you will have to do the following:

  • Be at least 18 years old and a permanent resident of the U.S. for at least 5 of those years
  • Prove your physical presence in the U.S. for at least 30 months out of the 5 years before filing Form N-400
  • Prove you have lived in the U.S. for at least 3 months in the state or USIS district where you apply
  • Show a commitment to the principles of the U.S. Constitution
  • Have the ability to communicate in English via reading, writing, and speaking
  • Prove you are a person of good moral character
  • Have sufficient understanding of U.S. civics and history
  • Prove your continuous residence in the U.S. for at least 5 years before the date of filing Form N-400

What is N-400?

The N-400 form is the “Application for Citizenship.” This form is filed through the United States immigration services (USCIS), which works within the United States Department of Homeland Security. Contact our firm to retain an experienced attorney that can prepare and file these forms for you, as well as prepare you for any citizenship interviews.

What naturalization services does the Law Office of Cheryl R. David offer?

The Law Office of Cheryl R. David is focused on achieving our client’s dreams of becoming a citizen. Our services scatter throughout various situations including:

  • Examining whether any criminal convictions can prevent you from becoming a citizen or put you at risk of removal when applying for citizenship
  • Making sure that divorce or employment issues would not threaten the interests of permanent residents whose original visas were based on marriage or work
  • analyzing the effect of extended travel abroad during the U.S. residence period
  • Resolving tax issues prior to the application of citizenship
  • Getting a waiver of the citizenship test or language requirements for people over 55 or those who have lived in the United States for more than 20 years.

Contact Our New York City Immigration Lawyers

Our law firm can explain all the opportunities associated with fiancé visas and help you through the entire procedure, as well as discuss whether this is a good option. For an initial consultation with a skilled immigration lawyer, contact the Law Office of Cheryl R. David in New York.