Applying for Citizenship in Lawrenceville?
Lawrenceville Immigration Attorney
Citizenship gives an immigrant to this country the rights and duties of a U.S. citizen. The basic qualifications for citizenship include:
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be a permanent U.S. resident (green card holder) for a minimum of five years
- Must have been in the U.S. for a period of 30 months with no more than a six month absence
- Having good moral character
- Having a basic understanding of U.S. History
- Able to read, write and speak English
An immigrant that is married to a U.S. citizen can apply for citizenship after three years. Persons given asylum in this country are eligible for citizenship after four years. Individuals with a criminal record, including offenses such as drug trafficking, domestic violence, sex crimes and weapons charges, may be denied citizenship under the guidelines regarding the moral character of the applicant.
A Lawrenceville immigration lawyer can discuss your qualifications for citizenship in more detail, and help prepare your citizenship application.
Immigration and Citizenship in Gwinnett County
The benefits of being a U.S. citizen include having the right to vote, being given preference when petitioning for family members to immigrate to the U.S., and being eligible to run for public office.
The citizenship process involves filing an application for citizenship, attending an interview, and taking and oral and written test. Study materials for the tests can be acquired through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Law Office of Robert L. Booker is a knowledgeable immigration law firm that can help you achieve your citizenship objectives. We are experienced in all aspects of immigration law, and can provide useful legal counsel regarding citizenship and any related legal matters. We serve not only the Lawrenceville area, but also Gwinnet County.
Contact a Lawrenceville immigration attorney at our legal firm if you intend to apply for citizenship to find out more about the process and how to submit an application.