Naturalization and Citizenship Lawyers Serving Florida & Beyond
Becoming a citizen of the United States is a dream for many people around the world. There are strict requirements, so not everyone is eligible to become a naturalized United States citizen. The process is much more involved than just filling out a form. The USCIS will review your entire immigration history, including how you obtained your green card. The USCIS will also ask you a lot of questions about your every day life, including, but not limited to, whether you have a criminal history, owe overdue taxes, owe child support, and have extensive overseas travel. It is important to approach naturalization with care because, depending on your facts and circumstances, not only could your application be denied, but your could be placed in removal proceedings. If you have questions about the naturalization process and/or your eligibility for naturalization, contact Shane & Shane, P.A. for a confidential, comprehensive consultation.
In our over 60 years of experience, our team has represented countless clients through the naturalization process, helping them realize their dreams of being a United States citizen. Shane & Shane, P.A. is here for all of your naturalization needs, so please contact us to discuss your eligibility.
What Is the Difference Between Citizenship and Naturalization?
Some people are citizens of the United States because they were born in the United States, were born abroad to U.S. citizens, or are the minor children of parents who have become naturalized citizens. To obtain proof of U.S. citizenship and secure a Certificate of Citizenship, they can file form N-600 and meet other requirements.
Naturalization is the process by which someone who was born in another country can acquire United States citizenship. Generally, the naturalization process involves filing a lengthy application, appearing for an in-person examination to be questioned about your answers on the application, and passing a reading, writing and history examination.
If you want to become a U.S. citizen, you need to determine whether to apply for Naturalization or for a Certificate of Citizenship. If you are not sure which process is correct for you, it would be a good idea to meet with an immigration attorney to discuss your case. A board certified immigration attorney can evaluate your case to ensure you qualify before you file any application with the USCIS.
Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, in Florida
A naturalization lawyer in Florida can help you with many tasks. They can:
- Help you determine whether you meet eligibility requirements
- Assist you in completing forms
- Guide you through the process
- Appear with you at your naturalization interview and prepare you for that interview ahead of time
- Offer advice about the best ways to proceed through the process
- Keep you advised about changes to immigration law and how these changes could affect your application
- Help prove you have the “good moral character” required in a naturalization application
- Advise you if you have made mistakes that could affect your already filed application
Your naturalization lawyer in South Florida can help you navigate the many facets of your application. For example, spending time away from the United States or owing taxes can affect your application process. Child custody cases and past mistakes you have made can also impact the process. Your naturalization lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida can ensure these issues do not prevent you from securing naturalization.
Even if you have no pressing issues you think may affect your naturalization application, minor errors can result in delays or denials. A citizenship attorney in Broward County, including Fort Lauderdale, can ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible.
Becoming a U.S. Citizen
If you are seeking a naturalization attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, contact the Florida Bar Board Certified immigration attorneys and their team at Shane & Shane, P.A. Our naturalization attorneys in Broward County have helped countless individuals realize their dreams of becoming a United States citizen. Contact Shane & Shane today to schedule a confidential comprehensive consultation to review your situation and get started with the process.