Citizenship Attorney Near Me
Many green card holders make the important decision to apply for United States citizenship. In most cases, obtaining citizenship requires qualifying for and going through the process of naturalization. In other situations, you may be entitled to citizenship through your parents even though you were born in a foreign country. The best way to be sure of which citizenship process is right for you is to consult with an experienced citizenship attorney near you.
If you are considering seeking citizenship in or around the Chicago area, you should call to schedule a consultation with the immigration law firm of Kriezelman Burton & Associates. We are here to advise you of your options and guide you through the process to U.S. citizenship.
Benefits of Citizenship
There are many benefits for permanent residents to apply for citizenship. Once you become a citizen, the following will be true:
- You will not have to repeatedly renew your green card;
- Criminal convictions or similar factors will not put you at risk of deportation;
- It will be simpler to travel in and out of the U.S.;
- You can take extended trips abroad;
- You can sponsor additional family members to reside in the U.S.;
- Your minor children who are permanent residents will also become citizens;
- You gain the right to vote and run for political office;
- You can obtain a passport and assistance from U.S. Embassies when abroad;
- You will qualify for additional federal grants, jobs, and benefits;
- You may have various tax and estate planning benefits.
Applying For Citizenship
Applying for citizenship is a relatively simple process for some people. However, there are also potential legal risks to application, so you should always consult with a knowledgeable immigration lawyer before applying. A lawyer will evaluate your situation and history and identify any possible risks that may exist for you.
For example, some factors may result in not only an unforeseen denial of citizenship but may also cause you to lose your green card and face deportation. Such factors may include:
- Criminal convictions;
- Failure to pay taxes;
- Failure to pay child support;
- Travel history;
- Serving on a jury;
- Providing misleading or false information on prior immigration applications.
If you have anything on your record or in your past that may cause USCIS to question your moral character or that would disqualify you from citizenship, it is important to address those issues before applying. An attorney can help you address any green card issues and can advise you whether application for citizenship is wise at this time.
Call Our Chicago Citizenship Attorneys For More Information Today
Knowing where to turn for qualified immigration law assistance can be difficult. When you call the law office of Kriezelman Burton & Associates, you can trust that you are receiving the highest level of representation by attorneys who thoroughly understand the citizenship process. Our primary goal is to help you achieve your citizenship goals, so please do not hesitate to contact our office at 312-332-2550 to learn more about the ways we can help you.