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Chong Immigration Law PLLC

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Damascus, MD

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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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Naima Said & Associates, P.C.

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Damascus, MD

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443-297-7218

Safeguarding Clients Throughout Maryland and Internationally for Nearly 25 Years

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Law Office of Suzanne Capriotti, LLC

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Damascus, MD

301-276-7109

Prompt, Efficient, Client-Focused Immigration Legal Services

Contact the Law Office of Suzanne Capriotti, LLC today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: Immigration & Naturalization Law Asylum Citizenship Deferred Action Deportation / Removal EB-5 Visa Employment Based Immigration Entertainer Visas Green Card/Permanent Residency H-1B Visa H-2A Visa H-2B Visa Humanitarian Humanitarian Parole Immigration & …

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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 Damascus immigration attorney who handles citizenship and naturalization cases to facilitate and assist in your case.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

In general, how much an attorney costs will often depend on these four factors: billing method and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, law firm prestige, and attorney experience. Depending on the legal issue you are facing, an attorney may bill you by the hour, settle on a flat fee, or enter into a contingency fee agreement. The type of legal work you need help with will also play a role in cost incurred.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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