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The Law Office of James Steele PLLC

Citizenship Lawyer | Roanoke, VA

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540-218-3702

Experienced Attorney Helping Families and Businesses with their Immigration needs. Call Today.

Immigration is more than a hot political topic. It’s what made this country what it is, and to some, possibly you, it is the critical piece – the vital link to family, hope, a career, and to life as you dreamed it could be. Your immigration and visa needs should not be left to chance or to the mercy of an immigration service made distrustful by directive and an …

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Poarch Law

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Roanoke, 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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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 Roanoke 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.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving 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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