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Poarch Law

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Arlington, VA

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540-218-3732

Experienced Immigration Attorneys serving clients throughout Virginia. Click here or call today

We devote 100% of our practice to immigration law, and 100% of our time and energy to doing it well. Whether we are helping businesses legally petition for foreign workers, preparing successful applications for permanent residency and citizenship, or representing underserved populations like immigrant women and unaccompanied children, we passionately represent our …

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Patel Law Group

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Arlington, VA

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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 | Serving Arlington, VA

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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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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 an Arlington 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.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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