Salt Lake City Naturalization & Citizenship Lawyer
Fighting to Keep Families Together in the U.S.
Naturalization results in permanent U.S. citizenship. Citizenship can never be taken away after you’ve earned it, meaning you can never be deported or placed into removal proceedings. Naturalized citizens can legally vote and enjoy all of the rights and responsibilities of US citizens.
By all definitions, after going through naturalization, you are a U.S. citizen. Your path might have been different, but the end result is the same. Our naturalization and citizenship attorney in Salt Lake City can help you reach the happy ending you are seeking.
What is a Naturalized Citizen?
A naturalized citizen of the United States is someone who has gained lawful permanent residency after meeting the necessary requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
What to Know about Naturalization
Naturalization is forever. Citizenship can never be taken away from you, and offers the peace of mind and permanence that a Green Card or visa just can’t match. Naturalized citizens can receive a U.S. passport, are eligible to vote, and are entitled to all the same benefits afforded to other citizens.
We charge flat rate of $3,000 for naturalization consultations and filing your application. We believe that money shouldn’t stand in the way of you chasing the American Dream, which is why we offer simple, zero-interest payment plans to our clients. And if you decide to pay in full instead of setting up a payment plan, we’ll take 10% off our usual rates. Besides Monument Immigration’s fees, bear in mind that the government charges $725 for its naturalization filing fee.
How To Become a U.S. Citizen
Becoming a U.S. citizen through naturalization is probably the most difficult immigration process you can undertake. The U.S. does not grant citizenship easily and any mistake on your application can result in immediate denial. However, the experienced Salt Lake City citizenship attorneys from Monument Immigration can help guide you through this complex process and ensure you are giving yourself the best chance at citizenship.
Eligibility Requirements for U.S. Citizenship
Before you can even begin the naturalization process, you must pass these basic eligibility guidlines:
- Be at least 18 year old
- Have lived as a permanent resident in the US for at least five years, unless you’re a refugee, spouse of a US citizen, or obtained your green card via political asylum
- Have spent at least half your time as a permanent resident of the US physically present in the United States
- Have NOT spent over a year at any given time outside the US
- Have NOT established a primary residence in a country besides the US
- Have lived in the district or state where you are filing your citizenship application for three months or more
- Have good moral character
- Be able to speak, read and write English
- Be able to pass a test on US government and history
Besides your completed application, you’ll also need to submit a copy of your green card, photographs, and your application fee. Applying can seem like it takes forever, with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) often taking months to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting and your interview.
Immigration Interview & Test
At your interview, you’ll be questioned about your full immigration history. Each and every trip you’ve taken outside the US will be examined, so make sure you’re prepared to answer any question that could pop up, and bring evidence to prove why you left the US.
Do not lie under any circumstances—if you’re suspected of committing fraud, not only will your citizenship request be denied, but also you will lose your green card and be deported.
The citizenship test will be conducted the same day as your immigration interview. You will be examined for English proficiency, US history and US government.
With that said, the interview is NOT a trap designed to make you fail—as long as you study carefully, you should be able to pass with no issues.
After passing your interview, you’ll receive your appointment date for your swearing-in ceremony. This is where you’ll formally (and finally) become a US citizen by taking your oath and receiving a certificate of naturalization.
Providing Swift & Efficient Help
Monument Immigration’s lawyer Mark Naugle can help you gather all of the necessary information and documentation, let you know exactly what’s needed to apply, and quickly prepare your application for submission to the government. In most cases, we’ll be able to submit your application for processing within 48 hours of receiving your information and documentation.
In addition, we’ll make sure you’re prepared for your naturalization interview to help you obtain U.S. citizenship. We’re happy to help whether you’re in Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights, or Las Vegas.
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