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There is a wide range of benefits that come with obtaining United States citizenship. Of course, for green holders, becoming an American citizen is far from easy. There are many different eligibility requirements that you will need to satisfy before you can apply. Further, even if you are qualified for citizenship, you still need to be able to navigate your way through the application process.
At Lopez & Sanchez, LLP, our experienced Chicago citizenship attorneys have helped many immigrants become U.S. citizens. If you or a family member needs assistance with citizenship or naturalization, we are here to guide you the complex application process. For immediate legal advice, please call our Chicago immigration lawyers today.
The Basic Requirements for U.S. Citizenship
In accordance with federal immigration law, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has established basic eligibility requirements that green card holders must meet to apply for American citizenship. Most notably, these requirements include the following:
- The applicant must have been a permanent resident of the U.S. for at least five consecutive years;
- The applicant must have basic English language proficiency;
- The applicant must have a basic understanding of U.S history and civics, and a commitment to the United States; and
- The applicant must be able to demonstrate good moral character.
How Our Chicago Citizenship Lawyers Can Help
Every application for U.S. citizenship is unique. As the application process is deeply complex, there are many different potential pitfalls along the way. Our immigration lawyers can help you avoid these traps. We can assist you with any stage of the citizenship application process, including:
- Preparing and submitting your initial application;
- Preparing for your background check;
- Preparing for the history/civics and English language tests; and
- Going through an interview with a USCIS official.
Problems can arise during any stage of the process. When our Chicago immigration lawyers take on a client, we work aggressively to ensure that their legal rights are protected. We will help you through every step of the process. If any unexpected problems arise, our legal team will always be there, ready to advocate for your interests.
Contact Our Chicago Citizenship Lawyers Today
At Lopez & Sanchez, LLP, our Chicago immigration attorneys have extensive experience handling citizenship cases. If you or a family member has questions about obtaining American citizenship, please call our team at (312) 488-9737 or (847) 893-9106 to schedule a fully confidential legal consultation. From our offices in Chicago and Hanover Park, we a proud to represent clients throughout the region, including in Lake County, Cook County, and Dupage County.
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