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Patel Law Group

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Washington, DC

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202-599-8471

An Immigration Lawyer with Expertise in Business Immigration. Call Today for a Free Consultation.

Immigration to the United States is something that many people desire, but the process is very detailed and difficult. If you are in need of an immigration lawyer, look no further than the Patel Law Group. Our experienced lawyers can guide you step by step as you prepare your documentation, apply for a visa, and navigate the U.S. immigration process. We are an AILA member …

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Chong Immigration Law PLLC

Citizenship Lawyer | Washington, DC

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866-435-3736

An Immigration Attorney With Extensive Experience. Call Today to Find Out How We Can Help.

We believe that everyone should have access to the American Dream of self-determination and personal success for themselves and their families, regardless of where they come from. With the talent, skill, and passion that foreign nationals bring to our country, America is made better through immigration. Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the …

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Cecil C. Harrigan, PC

Citizenship Lawyer | Washington, DC

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202-660-0044

Dedicated to Client Service and Committed to Achieving Positive Results

Since we opened our doors in Washington, D.C., in 2000, our firm Cecil C. Harrigan, PC., has helped hundreds of individuals, families and employers obtain legal U.S. immigration status for themselves, their relatives and their employees, respectively. With many years of U.S. immigration legal knowledge and experience, attorney Cecil Harrigan pursues creative, successful …

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Naima Said & Associates, P.C.

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Washington, DC

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Safeguarding Clients Throughout Maryland and Internationally for Nearly 25 Years

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How to Become a U.S. Citizen

Becoming a U.S. Citizen is an important step in many people's lives. There are multiple ways to become a U.S. Citizen, including: being born in the United States; acquisition at birth; deriving citizenship through the naturalization or U.S. birth of a parent; posthumous citizenship through death while on active duty service; after 3 years of lawful permanent residence based on marriage to a U.S citizen, or 5 years of lawful permanent residence (along with other requirements).

Do You Need Citizenship Lawyer to Become a U.S. Citizen?

There are many naturalization and citizenship programs that you may fall under and every naturalization program has its own eligibility requirements. When applying for naturalization, some issues may make you ineligible, such as criminal arrests or convictions, selective service compliance, good moral character, lengthy absences from the United States and false claims to citizenship. It's best to consult with a Washington immigration attorney who handles citizenship and naturalization cases to facilitate and assist in your case.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

Does firm size matter?

For most consumer legal issues, the size of the practice is much less important than the experience, competence, and reputation of the attorney(s) handling your case. Among the most important factors when choosing an attorney are your comfort level with the attorney or practice and the attorney's track record in bringing about quick, successful resolutions to cases similar to yours.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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