Get Help With Naturalization And Citizenship
At Mattes & Mahon, PC, we help many clients become naturalized United States citizens each year. The process can be arduous, but with our help, coaching, and guidance, you can become a U.S. citizen.
Our Pennsylvania lawyers keep up to date on the tests being used by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and we can help you pass. The first step is to determine if you are eligible:
- Most employment-based and family-based green card holders are eligible to apply for naturalization after five years of living in the U.S., spending at least 30 months of the five years physically present in the U.S.
- Green card holders living with or married to a current U.S. citizen are eligible for naturalization after three years of living in the U.S.
Second, the completion of Form N-400, which is the naturalization and citizenship application, must be done without error. Several requirements and factors of the application can weigh heavily on whether it is approved or not. We can discuss issues that may arise and what might aid the smooth processing of your application.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our Lancaster naturalization and citizenship attorneys can provide you with critical legal advice and guidance at affordable rates and flexible payment plans.
Preparing For Your Citizenship Interview And Test
We will ensure that you are fully prepared for your test and help you understand what to expect from the interview while you develop the skills to pass. An English language test will require reading, writing, and speaking portions, while a civics test will require you to have basic knowledge of how the U.S. government functions. We will coach you and help you practice sufficiently for each portion.
Other factors that determine if you are eligible for naturalization include the following requirements:
- Be a permanent resident of at least 18 years of age
- Have “good moral character”
You will have your fingerprints taken for a background check, and we can help you address any concerns that you might have about the “good moral character” requirement such as past drug or alcohol use, criminal conviction, fraud, and other issues that might pose problems.