Immigration Lawyers Serving Long Island & Manhattan
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Citizenship is the state of being a part of a community. U.S. Citizenship is one of the greatest gifts that the U.S. government confers upon an individual and it is also one of the greatest immigration benefits that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can grant. While a majority of U.S. Citizens are born into citizenship, others have to apply through a process called “naturalization”.
Ways to Become a Citizen
There are several ways for a foreign national to achieve citizenship in the U.S.
- Naturalization: For permanent residents who are eligible for naturalization, we can guide you through the naturalization process, paperwork, interviews, and the necessary requirements to help you obtain citizenship.
- Marriage to a U.S. Citizen: You may be able to acquire permanent residency through your spouse or fiancé. Whether your spouse or fiancé resides in the U.S. or abroad, we can help you file a petition and help put your spouse on the path towards citizenship.
- Through your parent: If either parent is a U.S. citizen, you may automatically become a U.S. citizen, even if you were born in a foreign country. This is called "derived" or "acquired" citizenship through one's parents. There may be limitations, so it is important that you discuss your unique situation with an attorney to determine if you are eligible.
Benefits of Being a U.S. Citizen
U.S. citizenship is one of the most desired citizenships in the world. As a U.S. citizen, you have the right to vote, be eligible for federal benefits, and hold a U.S. passport - one of the most coveted passports that allow you to travel freely to many countries without a visa. U.S. citizens can also bring over family members into the country.
Contact Us To Begin
Hedayati Law Group, P.C. has helped numerous clients achieve naturalization for themselves and their family members. Contact us to learn more about our immigration services and to learn more about your eligibility to become a naturalized citizen.