Chicago Citizenship Attorneys
Become a U.S. Citizen with Our Support
For many, becoming an American citizen is the final step towards a lifelong goal. However, the immigration process to achieve such a milestone can be overwhelming and confusing. One mistake in your application could lead to a denied case, which could threaten your future in the United States.
The attorneys of Borjas Law Group, LLC. are based in Chicago but have successfully helped clients nationwide navigate the complexities of the U.S. immigration system. We encourage you to seek legal advice before following the pathway to citizenship.
How Our Attorneys Can Help You Obtain U.S. Citizenship
The journey to U.S. citizenship is an exciting one. Our attorneys can stand by you and protect your rights during your citizenship process.
Our Chicago citizenship attorneys can assist you with:
- N-400, Application for Naturalization
- N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship
- N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings
- N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions
- Responses to Requests for Evidence (RFE) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID)
- Federal lawsuits for delayed or denied applications
Borjas Law Group, LLC. has successfully represented clients in naturalization application procedures before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). We have also appealed decisions on citizenship applications. You can trust that we will explore all possible ways to assist you in becoming a U.S. citizen.
How to Become a U.S. Citizen Through Naturalization
The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world. As an immigrant, deciding to become a U.S. citizen can be a very important milestone.
To be able to enjoy many of the rights and privileges that are so fundamental to U.S. citizenship, individuals must demonstrate a commitment to the unifying principles that binds us as Americans.
To be eligible for U.S. citizenship the applicant must:
- Be over 18 years old.
- Be a green card holder (lawful permanent resident).
- For at least the last five years, the applicant has resided in the United States.
- For at least the last 30 months, the applicant has physically been present in the United States.
- The applicant must be a person of good moral character.
- Have the ability to understand, have a conversation in, and be able to read from the English language.
- The applicant must show some knowledge and be able to answer simple questions about U.S history and government.
- Be willing and able to take the Oath of Allegiance.
Certain applicants are exempt from one or more of the general requirements for naturalization. Members of the military and spouses of U.S. citizens constitute the main categories of individuals who are exempt from some of the general requirements for naturalization.
Since each case is individual, we suggest you contact our experienced Chicago citizenship attorney to learn more about which requirements fits your situation.
The Naturalization Process
To become a citizen through naturalization, you must first complete Form N-400. Along with this completed application, you must also provide certain required documents. These documents should be photocopies of your official documents whenever possible.
Some documents that may be required when applying for citizenship include:
- Evidence of your green card
- Information regarding your children and current or former spouses, if applicable
- Two passport style photos
- Any documentation proving your military or disability status
After filling out your Application for Naturalization, you can send the application along with a check or money order covering your application fee to your local USCIS office. USCIS will review your application and send you a notice in the mail to schedule your biometrics and interview with an officer.
During the interview, you will be asked to clarify any questions on your application. You will want to bring your original copies of any documents provided in your application. You also must pass an English and U.S. Civics test, where you will be tested on your comprehension of the English language as well as U.S. history and law.
It can take some time for USCIS to make a final decision. During this time, you may be asked to provide additional clarifying information.
If your application is approved for naturalization, you will be scheduled for an oath ceremony. Applicants need to take the oath in order to recieve their Certificate of Naturalizaiton.
Choose Borjas Law Group, LLC.
Choosing proper representation for your citizenship application is crucial for the outcome. You can rest assured that our Chicago attorneys can support you in every step of this lengthy process.
We want to be part of this rewarding journey of obtaining your United States passport and calling the U.S. home. Our clients receive outstanding legal representation and advice they can trust.