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Plano Citizenship and Naturalization Attorney

Plano Green Card Attorney

Overcoming Challenges in the Naturalization Journey

Obtaining U.S. citizenship through naturalization is a significant milestone for many immigrants. Citizenship will grant various rights and privileges, such as the right to vote, the ability to petition for immigration status for family members, and protection from deportation. However, the naturalization process can be overwhelming due to its complicated nature, extensive paperwork requirements, and specific eligibility criteria.

The attorneys at John W. Lawit, LLC provide invaluable assistance for people who are seeking guidance and support in obtaining U.S. citizenship. Having a skilled lawyer on your side can greatly streamline the process of applying for citizenship, and it can ensure that you will be able to navigate the potential challenges you may face as smoothly as possible.

Assessing Eligibility for U.S. Citizenship

Eligibility to apply for naturalization will be based on an individual's unique circumstances. We carefully review each client's background to determine if they meet key requirements. These include:

  • Age (at least 18 years old)
  • Lawful permanent residence (holding a Green Card)
  • Continuous physical presence in the United States for at least five years (or three years for people who are eligible for certain exceptions)
  • Good moral character
  • Proficiency in the English language
  • Understanding of United States civics/government principles (unless exempted due to disability or age)

Steps to Acquiring Citizenship and How We Help

Once eligibility has been established, the attorneys at John W. Lawit, LLC will guide you through all the steps involved in acquiring U.S. citizenship through naturalization. We can assist with:

  • Document Preparation: A meticulous approach to gathering relevant documents is critical to the successful completion of a naturalization application. We assist applicants in organizing essential documents such as birth certificates, passports, and marriage/divorce certificates.
  • Citizenship Application Assistance: We can assist with the preparation of accurate forms required during the application process, including Form N-400 - Application for Naturalization, which must be filled out correctly with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Interview Preparation: An integral part of becoming a citizen is attending an interview conducted by USCIS officers, who evaluate applicants on their English language skills and knowledge of U.S. history and government. We can help prepare clients for this interview by offering practice sessions and ensuring that they are familiar with key topics.
  • Naturalization Test Assistance: One of the most daunting aspects of the naturalization process involves successfully passing two citizenship tests - an English language proficiency test (reading, writing, speaking) and a civics test on U.S. history and the functions of the country's government. We will guide applicants in mastering these exams with tailored study materials and mock examinations.
  • Appearance at USCIS interviews or hearings: John W. Lawit, LLC can accompany individuals to their naturalization interview or subsequent hearings, if necessary, and provide guidance every step of the way to ensure smooth communication between applicants and immigration officials.
  • Resolving Complex Issues: In some cases, certain complications such as criminal history or continuous residency requirements may make an individual ineligible for immediate naturalization. John W. Lawit, LLC can help address these complex issues creatively within the framework of immigration laws. We can determine whether alternative solutions such as waivers of inadmissibility may be available. In addition, we can also help individuals navigate potential obstacles that delay their application processing time, such as Requests for Evidence (RFE), background checks that cause delays due to erroneous information in government databases, or incomplete documents.

The attorneys at John W. Lawit, LLC continually track changes to U.S. immigration laws and government policies, enabling us to provide thorough updates on evolving processes. We work to ensure that our clients stay informed throughout their journey toward citizenship and are fully prepared to address any complications they may encounter.

Contact Our Plano, TX Citizenship and Naturalization Attorneys Today

When you work with John W. Lawit, LLC, we will provide experienced legal help with naturalization and offer peace of mind during what can be a challenging process. As trusted legal professionals who are well-versed in the nuances of U.S. immigration law, we can provide insightful counsel that empowers people and increases the chances that they will be able to acquire U.S. citizenship. Contact us today for more information, or call us at 214-609-2242.

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