Naturalization and Citizenship

We carefully review your immigration history in order to determine your eligibility and possible risk of applying to U.S. Citizenship.

U.S. citizenship can be acquired at birth for having born in the United States of America or in certain territories or possessions not incorporated which are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States (jus soli), or for being the child of a U.S. citizens father or mother at the time of birth, provided the person complies with other requirements (jus sanguinis)

The U.S. citizenship can be also acquired through a naturalization process provided the applicant meets the requirements set out in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The most common case is those  who have been resident permanent (have had green card) for at least 5 years, who being 18 years old or older apply for naturalization, complying all other eligibility requirements:

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Have lived within the state, or USCIS district with jurisdiction over the applicant’s place of residence, for at least 3 months prior to the date of filing the application.

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Have continuous residence in the United States as a green card holder for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the application

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Be physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the application

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Reside continuously within the United States from the date of application for naturalization up to the time of naturalization

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Be able to read, write, and speak English and have knowledge and an understanding of U.S. history and government (civics).

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Be a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States.

The law allows spouses of U.S. citizens, who have been resident for three years, apply to citizenship, provided that they have lived in marital union with the same U.S. citizen spouse during that time, and meet all other eligibility requirements.

Another special case is for military: If you served honorably in the U.S. armed forces for at least one year during a period of peacetime, you may be eligible to apply for naturalization. To establish eligibility, you must:

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Demonstrate knowledge of U.S. history and government.

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Be at least 18 years old.

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Have served honorably, during a period of peacetime, in the U.S. armed forces for a period or periods totaling one year.

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Be a lawful permanent resident at the time of the examination on your application for naturalization.

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Meet certain residence and physical presence requirements.

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Demonstrate the ability to read, write and speak English.

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Demonstrate good moral character for at least five years prior to filing the N-400 until the time of naturalization.

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Demonstrate an attachment to the principles of the U.S. Constitution.

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Have continuously resided in the United States for at least five years and have been physically present in the United States for at least 30 months of the past 5 years immediately preceding the filing date of the application, unless the applicant has filed a request while still on active duty for the last 6 months before separating from service. In the latter case, the applicant does not have to meet these residency and physical presence requirements.

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Caminante Andante
Caminante Andante
2024-03-18
La Dra Alma Chacón es una Excelente professional, durante todo el proceso de nuestra renovación de la VISA E2, estuvo siempre atenta y respondió todas nuestras inquietudes de forma precisa y con mucha paciencia, obtuvimos nuestra VISA.
Gaston Schatz
Gaston Schatz
2024-03-18
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Renzo Sanchez
Renzo Sanchez
2024-02-13
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Ariel Vallejos
Ariel Vallejos
2023-12-15
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Patricia Angelini
Patricia Angelini
2023-12-15
Excelente abogado, nos hizo todo el proceso de ciudadania de mis padres excelentemente y ademas una persona muy humana y amable. Quedamos muy agradecidos con Alma y la recomendamos ampliamente!
Annarella Borlot
Annarella Borlot
2023-11-16
Alma Chacón excelente Abogada , la cual genera confianza, seguridad etc . Esta hermosa mujer ,Profesional ante todo arreglo el Estatus Migratorio de mi familia . Muy agradecida con usted y su equipo de trabajo, fue una experiencia extraordinaria . No dudes en poner tu caso en sus manos .
Argilio J Duran Pachano (Anatomista Oftalmologo)
Argilio J Duran Pachano (Anatomista Oftalmologo)
2023-10-17
Trabajar con la Dra Alma Chacon, marco la diferencia en mi caso, excelente profesional, eficiente, siempre atenta y dispuesta para lograr el objetivo, enfocándose en buscar la mejor opción para su cliente. Agradecido y satisfecho con su trabajo.
Larry Duran
Larry Duran
2023-10-11
Alma Chacon is a brilliant immigration attorney. Alma is kind, and caring. From the time of our first consultation until the time my mom received the green card approval, Alma and her team were with me every step of the way. Alma is accommodating, thorough and meticulous. She is very easily accessible, and responds to emails and phone calls almost immediately. I would recommend Alma to anyone who is looking for an immigration attorney; her fees are very reasonable. Alma treated my case like I was a priority. She eased my mind, and assured me that everything was in order. In my opinion, she went beyond my expectations, and she is a rare and prime example of excellence.
Mario Idrovo
Mario Idrovo
2023-10-10
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Hector Fabregas
Hector Fabregas
2023-09-25
Hiring the right lawyer can make all the difference when it comes to successfully navigating complicated legal matters. Alma Chacon, Esq., is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who consistently delivers exceptional results for her clients. I worked with Esq. Alma Chacon on a complex immigration case, and her attention to detail and thorough understanding of current immigration laws were instrumental to the success of my case. She was responsive and kept me informed throughout the entire process, ensuring that I felt supported and confident in her abilities. I highly recommend Alma Chacon, Esq, to anyone seeking legal representation, as her expertise and dedication are unparalleled.
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