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North Carolina Naturalization Attorney

If you have permanent resident status, your next objective might be to learn what it takes to become a naturalized United States citizen. In this situation, the best course of action is to discuss the matter with an experienced North Carolina naturalization attorney.

The right lawyer can advise you of your options and potential eligibility, as well as inform you of what the implications of citizenship will mean in your life. 

Benefits of Naturalization

United States citizenship comes with several benefits, such as:

  • Being able to vote in federal, state, and local elections
  • Having the ability to travel to and from the U.S. with no restrictions or limitations on how long you can be outside the country
  • Entitlement to greater health benefits and care (in many situations)
  • Having expanded ability to sponsor certain relatives to have immigration benefits

Eligibility for Naturalization

An attorney can review your situation and advise whether you meet the criteria to begin your citizenship application. Some criteria include:

  • Being age 18 or older (in most situations)
  • Having a green card for five years or for three years if you gained your green card through marriage and are still married
  • Living continuously in the U.S. with residency in the USCIS district where you plan to apply
  • Being able to show good moral character
  • Having proficiency in basic English and knowledge of U.S. government and history
  • Registering for military service for males of certain ages
  • Being willing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance

How Naturalization Works

If you meet the above criteria, your attorney can help you begin the process of naturalization. This includes preparing and submitting a complete and accurate application to USCIS. If your initial application is accepted, you will need to undergo an interview with immigration officials. In this interview, they will be examining your case for citizenship, your proficiency in English, and more. You will also have to take a civics and language examination.

If your application for naturalization is approved, you will attend an oath ceremony, receive your naturalization certificate and apply for your United States passport.

Many people may qualify for naturalization or other immigration benefits but are unaware because they have not talked to an immigration attorney. Your steps to becoming a U.S. citizen are the final journey in your immigration story. Do not chance it and go alone. Have a trusted advisor by your side the entire process. Contact us today!

Discuss Your Options with a North Carolina Naturalization Attorney

Many people dream of becoming a U.S. citizen and the legal team at Vestal Immigration Law regularly helps clients do so. If you are interested in naturalization, we can begin going over your situation and advising you what needs to happen for you to become a citizen. Please contact us if you have any questions, as our North Carolina naturalization lawyer is ready to help.

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