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U.S. Law Center

Naturalization Lawyer | Serving Los Angeles, CA

Free Consultation

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951-371-0027

U.S. Law Center is a Full-Service Immigration Law Firm Providing Corporations, Businesses and Individuals with a Full Range of Immigration Processing and Placement Services.

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Law Offices of Adam Green

Naturalization Lawyer | Los Angeles, CA

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866-716-4854

20-Plus Years Exclusively Practicing Immigration Law

Each day, immigrants from all over the world pursue the dream of American citizenship. Unfortunately many immigrants lose their opportunity for U.S. citizenship because they lack proper legal representation. As a skilled California Immigration Attorney, my office handles a variety of cases governed by USCIS in California and across the nation, including: Permanent residence …

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Law Offices of Bernard Sidman

Naturalization Lawyer

Free Consultation

818-643-1952

Serving Businesses and Individuals With Immigration Solutions

Bernard obtains immigrant and nonimmigrant visas for prominent entertainers, models, high tech professionals, journalists, investors, and international business clients. As a result of the large number of clients that Bernard represents in the TV and film community, he received the honor of being the only immigration attorney to be accepted as a full voting member of the …

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Law Offices of Judith L. Wood

Naturalization Lawyer | Los Angeles, CA

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

213-986-8801

Highly Respected, Winning Cases for Women Who Have Suffered Persecution Throughout the World. We Speak Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Farsi and Korean.

Each day, immigrants lose the chance for legal status in the U.S. because they lack proper legal representation. When you hire the Law Offices of Judith Wood, you will get the best possible advocacy. As skilled Los Angeles Immigration lawyers, we have more than twenty years of experience handling complex immigration cases. We have won asylum for applicants from many …

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Do I need a Naturalization Lawyer for U.S. Citizenship?

Applying for citizenship can be a complicated process that includes filing the appropriate forms and gathering the necessary supplemental documents in support of an application. A naturalization lawyer can help you determine whether you are eligible to apply and ensure your application is complete and free of omissions. This type of lawyer can help you prepare for and be present at your naturalization interview with a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officer.

What is the naturalization process?

It is important to understand the application steps and potential complicating factors to a successful application. A complete application along with proper preparation for your interview and English/civics test means a much higher likelihood of approval on your first attempt. The Naturalization Eligibility Worksheet, which can be found on the USCIS website, is a useful tool to determine whether you qualify for naturalization. Speaking with a naturalization lawyer can also be very helpful. In general, the application process will proceed in the following manner:

  • Complete and file Form N-400 along with the necessary supplemental documents.
  • USCIS will mail you a letter with appointment details to have your biometrics taken.
  • USCIS will mail you a letter with appointment details for your Naturalization Interview. There will likely be questions about your application and background. All applicants will also take the civics and English test unless you obtain a waiver for the English language requirement.
  • If approved, you will receive a ceremony date to take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States. After taking the oath, you will receive your Certificate of Naturalization, which is proof of U.S. citizenship. Later you may apply for a U.S. passport.

Is speaking English a requirement for U.S. citizenship?

In most cases, the ability to speak, read, and write basic English is a requirement for citizenship. Certain age and residency exemptions to this requirement may apply to your specific situation. A naturalization lawyer can assist you in determining whether you can waive this requirement and take the civics test in your native language.

What is a naturalized citizen?

In the U.S., a naturalized citizen is a person who acquires citizenship either by statutory decree or through application and approval by USCIS. Other than those who obtain automatic citizenship by virtue of being born in the United States, all other citizens are naturalized citizens.

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.

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.

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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Court Locations in Los Angeles, CA

Stanley Mosk Courthouse - Civil, Family Law & Small Claims

111 North Hill St.,Los Angeles,CA90012
Phone: (213) 974-5408

Central Civil West Courthouse - Civil & Criminal

600 South Commonwealth Ave.,Los Angeles,CA90005
Phone: (213) 639-2700

Metropolitan Courthouse - Criminal & Traffic

1945 South Hill St.,Los Angeles,CA90007
Phone: (213) 742-1884