Mooresville Immigration Attorneys

Mooresville Immigration Attorneys

Mooresville Immigration Attorneys

Anyone who was born outside the United States and wishes to become a U.S. citizen must go through a naturalization process. This process requires meeting certain requirements and taking several steps before citizenship can be granted. Unfortunately, many who dream or wish to become U.S. citizens through the naturalization process find their applications denied for various reasons. 

At Vestal Immigration Law, our skilled Mooresville naturalization attorneys routinely help clients successfully go through the naturalization process and become U.S. citizens. We can help you on your path to citizenship.

Eligibility Requirements for Naturalization

To successfully go through the naturalization process, one must meet the following requirements for eligibility:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time when one applies for citizenship.
  • Must have had a green card status for the past three or five years, depending on what category under which one applies for naturalization.
  • Must have a continuous physical presence and residence in the U.S.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak basic English.
  • Must have good moral character.
  • Must show basic knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government.
  • Must show loyalty to the principles of the U.S. Constitution; and
  • Must be ready and willing to take the Oath of Allegiance.

Understanding the Naturalization Process

The naturalization process begins with completing and filing Form N-400 Application for Naturalization and paying a processing fee with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Once you file your N-400 application, you will need to take the following steps to complete the process:

  1. Biometrics. If biometrics are required in your case, then you will receive a letter from USCIS telling you the date, time, and location for your biometrics appointment. It is important to keep this appointment because if you miss it, this could significantly delay the processing of your application.
  2. Interview. After conducting a review of your application, including completion of background checks on you, USCIS will schedule you for an interview. This interview will be conducted by an immigration officer who will ask you questions to verify information in your application. The officer will also test your ability to speak, write and read basic English as well as your basic understanding of basic US government and history. It is important that you are truthful during the interview.
  3. Oath of Allegiance. If your interview is successful, the officer will tell you that you have been approved for citizenship. The officer could also tell you to go home and wait for a decision in the mail. In either case, if you are approved for citizenship, you will be scheduled for a date and time to take your Oath of Allegiance. It is only after taking this oath that you formally become a U.S. citizen.

The N-400 application is a straightforward application on its face, but many applications get rejected or denied because the application was incomplete or had errors. You can avoid all this by having an experienced immigration attorney help you in preparing and filing an application that makes it easy for USCIS to approve it. 

Learn More from Our Mooresville Naturalization Attorneys

If you are in the Mooresville area and wish to apply for citizenship, contact Vestal Immigration Law today to schedule an appointment to learn how we can help you.

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