Navigating You Through A Tailored Citizenship Process
New Orleans Citizenship Attorney
Typically, if you meet certain requirements, you may become a U.S. citizen either at birth or after birth.
To become a citizen at birth, you must either:
- Have been born in a U.S. state, territory or outlying possession that is subject to U.S. jurisdictions, or
- Have had a parent or parents who were citizens at the time of your birth if you were born abroad, and meet other requirements
To become a citizen after birth, you must either:
- Apply for “derived” or “acquired” citizenship through your parents, or
- Apply for naturalization
At Immigration & Nationality Law Group, in New Orleans, Louisiana, we are dedicated to assisting clients with a wide range of benefits-based immigration concerns, including citizenship. We can help with all types of citizenship concerns, but most commonly deal with deriving/acquiring citizenship or applying for naturalization after birth. We will take the time to thoroughly understand your situation in order to best guide you through the citizenship process that applies to you.
Dedicated Louisiana Naturalization Lawyer
Deciding to become a U.S. citizen is an important decision in an individual’s life, and shows a commitment and loyalty to the United States and its Constitution. For applying for naturalization, the number of years you must have had permanent residence in this country varies depending on your situation, such as three years for marriage-based green cards and five years for employment-based visas.
An attorney isn’t required for the naturalization process, but is highly recommended if you have ever been arrested, have had problems with immigration, were out-of-status in the United States for any period of time or are unsure of how to answer questions on the citizenship application.
Our firm’s experienced attorney can guide you through the application process and help you prepare for the interview. She knows what to expect from the interview process, including what they will ask regarding your background, employment and resident history, as well as in the civics and language portions. For many this can be the scariest part, and you only can test twice before having to complete the entire application process, and it can help to feel well-prepared and confident.
Although we don’t do deportation cases, we can refer you to someone who can help you.