The process of receiving the citizenship in United States of America requires several mandatory steps, which have to be fulfilled by the applicant. Our team of experienced immigration attorneys in USA can provide you with assistance on immigration and naturalization issues and can represent you in the American courts, if you are involved in a citizenship or immigration case.
Why choose the help our naturalization law firm in Miami?
Although it is not compulsory to hire a naturalization lawyer when applying for the USA citizenship, we strongly advise you to ask for legal assistance from a professional immigration law office. Our naturalization lawyers in Miami can represent you in the relationship with the local authorities from which you must receive various licenses and can explain how the naturalization process works.
|Available legislation||US Nationality Act|
|Temporary and permanent residency (Green Card)|
Ways to acquire citizenship
Naturalization and birth
|Living requirement for citizenship by naturalization||5 years of permanent residency|
|Living requirement for citizenship by marriage||
There is no citizenship by marriage, however, through the US spouse visa, citizenship by naturalization is available after 3 years.
|Conditions for citizenship by ancestry||
Citizenship by birth is available for people with at least one US citizen as a parent.
|Citizenship by investment availability (YES/NO)||
No, however, there is the EB-5 investor visa that can lead to US citizenship by naturalization.
|Special ways to acquire US citizenship (if any)||
Yes, citizenship can also be obtained by enrolling with the US Army.
|Steps to obtain citizenship in the USA||
– filing an application form;
– taking the citizenship interview.
|Timeframe for obtaining citizenship (approx.)||It can take more than one year to obtain a US passport.|
|Access to dual citizenship (YES/NO)||
Yes, the USA acknowledges dual citizenship.
|Benefits after obtaining US citizenship||
– voting rights;
– access to education;
– possibility to open a business;
– easiness in bringing family members to the USA.
|Fastest way to secure citizenship||
Citizenship by birth is the fastest way to become an American citizen.
|Best way to obtain citizenship in the United States||
|Support in filing for citizenship (YES/NO)||Yes, our citizenship lawyers in the USA can help you.|
Our Miami immigration lawyers are familiar with the legislation applicable under the Immigration and Nationality Act and they can assist you to apply for U.S. citizenship, as well as in any other issues related to naturalization.
Firstly, in order to obtain USA citizenship, you must verify if you are eligible for receiving this legal statute. A foreign citizen can obtain citizenship in the United States if the person qualifies under the requirements established by the Immigration and Naturalization Act.
Foreigners can receive American citizenship under specific conditions. The most common ways refer to the following:
• The person has received a green card for Miami, U.S., for at least 5 years at the time when the holder applies for citizenship.
• The holder of a green card is married with a U.S. citizen. The spouse visa in the USA can be obtained by foreigners who are married to American citizens. Both spouses need to meet specific requirements, however, the US national will act as sponsor, therefore, will be subject to additional conditions. Among these, ensuring appropriate housing and support for the foreign spouse once arrived in the United States. Based on this visa, the immigrant spouse can qualify for permanent residency later on.
• The green card holder is a representative of the U.S. army.
• The applicant is the child of an American citizen.
Our lawyers can offer you advice related to the naturalization process for married persons, family citizenship, spouse visas, and residency applications, but also on applications related to political asylum or deportation defense.
US naturalization requirements
In order to obtain US citizenship through the naturalization procedure, you must meet the following requirements:
- you must be at least 18 years of age when filing for naturalization;
- during the 3 or 5-year waiting period, you cannot have traveled abroad for more than 6 months at a time;
- you must have spent at least 3 months living in the state where you intend to petition for citizenship;
- for male citizens who were physically present in the country between the ages of 18 and 25, another requirement is to register with the Selective Service System.
Additionally, naturalization also implies having a good moral character, which is meeting expectations of the community in the city/town you live in. However, it also means you did not commit specific crimes, like murder, illicit gambling, or faking an offense to the American government in order to receive immigration advantages.
An English language test encompassing reading, writing, and speaking, as well as a civics test covering knowledge of American history and government, are also requirements for passing the naturalization process.
While the procedure may seem complicated, it is not in fact, as long as you have all documents in order and know the US Constitution. If you need assistance in drafting your papers, you can rely on our citizenship lawyers in the USA.
If you are new to the country and need support in filing for a US Green Card or even a spouse visa, you can rely on our lawyers who also specialize in other matters than citizenship by naturalization.
The video below also offers a useful insight on how our US immigration lawyers can help you obtain citizenship in the USA:
Naturalization process in Miami in 2023
If you are interested in obtaining the USA citizenship in 2023, you should know that you must fulfill several requirements, as stated by the local legislation. In order to become a citizen of USA, you must have lived here for the last five years and make the proof that you have received the right to permanent residency on the American territory. If you are married to an American citizen and you apply for the citizenship, you must have lived in the USA for at least three years.
It is also compulsory to know the English language, the American Constitution and American history; when applying for citizenship in 2023, you must take an oath of allegiance. You also must make the proof that you are the owner of a Green Card.
The naturalization process starts by filing the Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization). As a general rule, the person should meet several criteria, as mentioned above, but it is important to know that the age is also relevant, as the applicant should have at least 18 years old.
The citizenship interview
The citizenship interview is usually scheduled 14 months after your application was submitted. A USCIS officer will check that all of the information on your naturalization application is accurate during this interview. The nearest USCIS office is often where the interview takes place. You will appear for the interview in a US embassy or consulate if you are applying from abroad.
The USCIS officer will also provide a two-part naturalization examination which will verify your oral and written English proficiency in the first part, under the form of English language test. The second exam, a civics test, will check your familiarity with American history and concepts of how the American government works.
The USCIS official will approve your application following the interview if you pass the exam and interview. In some circumstances, USCIS may request more supporting evidence from you or arrange for a second interview.
You can find out more about the naturalization interview from our US immigration attorneys.
How easy it is to obtain US citizenship in 2023?
There are numerous ways to immigrate to the United States in 2023. The most typical definition of immigration in the United States is obtaining permanent residency, more commonly known as receiving a green card. If you obtain a green card and meet all other requirements, you will be free to work for any employer and become eligible for citizenship in the United States.
Foreign citizens established in Miami can apply for US citizenship if they meet the requirements imposed by the law in 2023. Also, these must prepare for the citizenship interview.
At the level of 2023, obtaining the USA citizenship by relocating to Miami is not different from relocating to any other state or city, and our lawyers can explain all the requirements and help them prepare for the interview.
If you have any questions or uncertainties about US citizenship in 2023, do not hesitate to discuss with our immigration lawyer in the United States.
What happens when failing the naturalization test?
If you do not pass the citizenship interview, the USCIS will issue a refusal letter outlining the reasons why; however, you have 30 days to appeal the decision or reapply. Even if this is not something that happens on a regular basis, in case you are denied citizenship, you can rely on our immigration lawyers in the USA for assistance with the appeal.
You can migrate to USA with the aid of our Miami attorneys. In order to determine which sort of visa you are eligible for and whether you fall under one or more categories of immigrants, we will first analyze your case. To discuss your alternatives and begin the migration process right away, call us and set up an appointment. Those who desire to relocate to the United States and have family members here have the option of holding family reunion, which on of the safest routes to immigration in 2023.
How many foreign citizens live in the United States?
The most recent information shows that the number of foreign citizens has slightly decreased, representing 13.6% of the total population of this country, as follows:
- at the level of 2021, there were approximately 45.3 million immigrants living in the USA, according to the last census;
- between 2019 and 2021, the number of foreign-born citizens increased by less than 1% or 337,000 people;
- Mexicans are the largest group of immigrants, representing 24% of the total number of the immigrant population;
- Indian and Chinese are the second largest groups of immigrants with a total of 6%, respectively 5% of the foreign-born population.
If you need further information on USA citizenship, please contact our team of naturalization lawyers in USA for assistance or legal representation. In case you need to obtain a certain type of visa, for example a transit visa for the US or an investment visa in Miami, our immigration lawyers can help you.