Helping People In The United States With The Naturalization Process
You have waited years – maybe even decades – to become a United States citizen. You have jumped through many hoops to come to this country to build a better life for yourself and your family. Now that you are so close to obtaining U.S. citizenship, you want to be sure you do things right. Our firm is here to help.
Ramos Immigration Law helps people throughout Colorado with a wide range of immigration issues. We understand the importance of naturalizing as quickly as possible, since so many important rights are at stake. With our experienced attorneys’ guidance, you can have confidence that your citizenship application is in the right hands.
As a U.S. citizen, you will not only have the right to vote and participate directly in our democracy. You will also be able to live anywhere in the world without losing your status. You will be represented by U.S. embassies and consulates and pass on citizenship to your children. These things matter, and you deserve a firm that knows this.
What You Need To Know About The Naturalization Process
Like all aspects of U.S. immigration law, applying for citizenship involves much more than just filling out and submitting a form. There is a form that must be completed (N-400, Application for Naturalization) and we can help familiarize you with it and ensure that you have all the necessary information in order.
Before filling out the application, though, you need to ensure that you meet the requirements. Generally, this means that:
- You have been a permanent resident for five years (three years if you have been married to a U.S. citizen).
- You are at least 18 years old.
- You can pass a basic U.S. citizenship test.
- You speak, read and write basic English (with certain exceptions).
We can help with more than just filling out Form N-400. We can help you identify resources for preparing for the citizenship test and/or meeting the language requirements. Just as importantly, we can determine if there is any reason you should not apply for citizenship. In some cases, it may be necessary to resolve outstanding immigration issues.
You may already be a citizen. Contact us to find out.
The last thing you can afford is to face removal proceedings because you applied for citizenship at the wrong time. We can make sure that doesn’t happen.