Our law firm provides individuals seeking to naturalize with one of our experienced attorneys that takes the worry out of the process. If incorrectly filed, a naturalization petition may lead to a denial and the filing fee of $680 can be lost.
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US Citizenship Application Form N-400 is used for obtaining US citizenship. Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card holder) older than 18 years of age can apply for citizenship.
The whole process takes around 6 to 9 months. The approval is not automatic or guaranteed. USCIS schedules citizenship interviews before the civics tests and swearing ceremonies. Our attorneys are available to accompany our clients to such interviews as well.
There are could be multiple issues that can come up during the interviews. The most common are arrests and convictions, good moral character and any other issues related to how a candidate for US citizenship obtained a green card. It is very important to disclose all the information in the N-400 citizenship application while filing it. In the worse case scenarios, the USCIS can not only deny the Citizenship application but also revoke the underlying green card.
The most straightforward requirements for getting US citizenship is to be present in the US for at least 5 years, at least 181 days every year. There are some exceptions to that rule, such as getting a re-entry permit that does not stall the residency continuity.
Children become US citizens automatically when their parents obtain US passports. There is no need for a separate N-400 petition for each child.