Albuquerque Naturalization & Citizenship Attorneys
Fighting to Keep Families Together in the U.S.
Are you looking for a naturalization and citizenship attorney in Albuquerque? Our dedicated team is committed to fighting for the unity of families in the United States. Naturalization is a pathway to permanent U.S. citizenship, providing you with the assurance that your status cannot be revoked or subjected to removal proceedings. As a naturalized citizen, you gain the right to vote and enjoy all the privileges and responsibilities afforded to U.S. citizens.
Regardless of the unique journey you've taken, the outcome remains the same: you become a U.S. citizen. Our experienced naturalization and citizenship attorney in Albuquerque is here to help you achieve the happy ending you desire.
What is a Naturalized Citizen?
A naturalized citizen of the United States is an individual who has obtained lawful permanent residency by fulfilling the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
What You Need to Know about Naturalization
Naturalization is a permanent status. Once you become a citizen, your citizenship cannot be taken away. It provides a sense of security and permanence that surpasses that of a Green Card or visa. As a naturalized citizen, you are eligible for a U.S. passport, the right to vote, and all the benefits enjoyed by other citizens.
Our naturalization services in Albuquerque are available at a flat rate of $3,000, covering consultations and assistance with filing your application. We understand that financial considerations should not hinder you from pursuing the American Dream. Therefore, we offer simple, zero-interest payment plans to our clients. Additionally, if you choose to pay in full upfront, we provide a 10% discount on our regular rates. It's important to note that the government charges a $725 naturalization filing fee in addition to Monument Immigration's fees.
Becoming a U.S. Citizen
The process of becoming a U.S. citizen through naturalization is known to be one of the most challenging immigration processes. Citizenship is not easily granted, and any errors or omissions on your application can lead to immediate denial. However, with the guidance of our experienced Albuquerque citizenship attorneys at Monument Immigration, you can navigate this complex journey and maximize your chances of obtaining citizenship.
U.S. Citizenship Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility requirements for U.S. citizenship include:
- being at least 18 years old
- having lived as a permanent resident in the U.S. for at least five years (unless you qualify under specific exceptions)
- spending the majority of your time physically present in the United States
- maintaining the U.S. as your primary residence
- residing in the district or state where you are filing for citizenship for a minimum of three months
- demonstrating good moral character
- being proficient in English (speaking, reading, and writing)
- passing a test on U.S. government and history
Application for Citizenship
Alongside the completed application, you will need to submit supporting documents such as a copy of your green card, photographs, and the required application fee. The process can be time-consuming, as United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) often takes several months to schedule appointments for fingerprinting and interviews.
Immigration Interview & Citizenship Test
During your interview, you will be extensively questioned about your immigration history, including all trips outside the U.S. It is essential to be fully prepared to answer any questions that may arise and provide evidence to support your reasons for leaving the U.S. Honesty is crucial, as any suspicion of fraud can result in the denial of your citizenship application and potential consequences, such as the loss of your green card and deportation.
The citizenship test, which covers English proficiency, U.S. history, and U.S. government, will be administered on the same day as your immigration interview. With careful preparation and study, you should be able to pass the test successfully. Remember, the interview is not designed to trick you; as long as you are well-prepared, you can navigate it with ease.
After successfully completing your interview, you will receive an appointment date for your swearing-in ceremony. This ceremony marks the formal moment when you become a U.S. citizen. You will take an oath and receive a certificate of naturalization, solidifying your new status.
Delivering Prompt and Effective Assistance
At Monument Immigration, attorney Mark Naugle and our team are dedicated to providing swift and efficient assistance. We can help you gather all the necessary information and documentation, guide you on the application requirements, and promptly prepare your application for submission to the government. In most cases, we can submit your application for processing within 48 hours of receiving all the required information.
Whether you are in Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights, or Las Vegas, we are here to support you on your journey to naturalization.
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