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Chong Immigration Law PLLC

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Kensington, 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 Kensington, 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 Kensington, 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 Kensington immigration attorney who handles citizenship and naturalization cases to facilitate and assist in your case.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

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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