Naturalization is the process through which immigrants can obtain American citizenship. Getting naturalized as a U.S. citizen can be confusing and complicated. At Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC, our skilled Chicago naturalization lawyers have a proven track record of success handling naturalization cases in Illinois. If you or your loved one is seeking citizenship through naturalization in Cook County, please contact our law firm for immediate assistance.
Before you can even apply to become an American citizen through naturalization, you must have held a valid green card for at least five years. Only once this time has passed will your application be considered. The length of the actual naturalization process itself can vary. In most cases, it takes several months. Though, for a variety of different reasons, applications can be delayed for an extended period of time. By working with an attorney, you can be sure that your application will be processed as quickly as possible.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) notes that there are several different standards that applicants must meet in order to become naturalized as a U.S. citizen. Beyond the five-year green card requirement, applicants for naturalization must also*:
Even if you meet all of the eligibility requirements* to become a naturalized U.S. citizen, the process can still be challenging to navigate. There are many different hurdles that you will need to clear in order to get citizenship. The first step in the process is to complete and submit Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. It is imperative that this application is completed properly, as even the smallest of mistakes can lead to long delays, and sometimes even outright denials. Beyond that, you must also:
Once you complete every step of the naturalization process, you will be able to take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America, allowing you to become a full American citizen.
At Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC, our Illinois immigration attorneys have helped many applicants with the naturalization process. To get immediate assistance with your case, please give us a call today at (312) 332-2550 to set up your fully confidential case review. From our office in downtown Chicago, we are proud to serve clients throughout the region.
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