For many people around the world, achieving U.S. citizenship is one of the most significant moments in their lives. Becoming a citizen is usually the culmination of years of navigating a complex immigration system.
The requirements for naturalization are relatively simple: You must have been living in the U.S. as a permanent resident for at least five years, or three years if you are the spouse of a U.S. citizen. If you are in the U.S. military, naturalization can be an even faster process. You must have been physically present in the U.S. for at least 2 ½ years of the past 5 years, and you must have lived in the state where you are filing your application for at least 3 months. You must be a person of good moral character, and you will have to pass an English and U.S. history/civics test at your naturalization interview.
While the eligibility requirements seem simple on paper, successfully applying for naturalization can be challenging and wrought with potential pitfalls. At the Law Offices of Andrew Wood, we will help guide you through the naturalization process and minimize the likelihood of delay or difficulties. We can assist you to gather the necessary documentation, prepare your naturalization application, help you prepare for your interview and test, and attend the interview with you. We welcome the opportunity to help you through this most important process.