You have been a permanent resident for the five years needed to wait before applying for citizenship. As you get ready to apply, you find yourself asking, “what can possibly go wrong? Do I really need an immigration lawyer for this?” The short answer is that many things can possibly go wrong, and yes, having a lawyer assist you with your naturalization application can often make a difference between approval and denial of your citizenship.
At Vestal Immigration Law, our naturalization attorneys in Lincolnton help clients successfully apply and obtain U.S. citizenship on a regular basis. Reach out for more information today.
Naturalization is the process by which someone who was not born in the United States can apply to be granted citizenship if they meet the requirements. To be considered for citizenship, the applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:
The process of naturalization starts by completing and filing a Form N-400 Application for Naturalization with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Although the application is a fairly straightforward one that one can easily fill out, it would be in anyone’s interest to have an experienced immigration attorney help in the preparation and filing of the application. This is because many applications for naturalization are denied because the applicant either did not provide complete information, or if they did, the information was inaccurate or inconsistent with what the USCIS has on record for the applicant.
An experienced immigration lawyer will know what to look for in terms of potential issues to anticipate, and they can help a client better prepare the application or preemptively address any issues or problems before submitting the application. For example, many applications are denied because the applicant failed to pay all of their taxes. If an applicant like that had an experienced immigration attorney advising them, they would have been guided regarding what they need to do to avoid this as a reason to deny their application.
When you have an experienced immigration attorney help you in filing your application, you can have peace of mind knowing the application will be accurately completed, and the attorney will do everything they can to help have any issues resolved in your favor.
If you have applied or plan to apply for naturalization, contact Vestal immigration Law for a consultation. Many people apply for naturalization before consulting an immigration attorney and find themselves wondering why their application is denied. Do not take that risk.
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