Becoming a New Citizen
The state of Florida, with its close proximity to the Caribbean and South America, has had a long history of Hispanic immigration. And as the years have wore on, the state has become a mixing pot of different nationalities, and unique cultures coming together. With a number of different immigrant families, looking to accomplish their American dream – many of whom are looking to become citizens of the United States themselves. According to the best immigration lawyer Miami has to offer, Russian speaking attorney, Mr. Steven Veinger, this is often done by acquiring a change in status, using some form of short-term visa or permanent residency option first. There are a variety of other instances that can help an individual achieve their American dream of becoming an American citizen. As the best immigration lawyer Miami has to offer, to better help you to understand what exactly your options are, Russian speaking attorney, Steven Veinger offers this important information that may help.
The first thing you must understand, as a prospective citizen of the United States is that there are a variety of different requirements you must need in order to even be considered. According to Mr. Veinger, the best immigration lawyer Miami has to offer, one method of becoming a citizenship is through naturalization – a process by which a non-US citizen becomes a citizen. Before we go over the list of requirements of citizenship through naturalization, the best thing an individual can do for themselves is to acquire the services of an experienced immigration lawyer like Russian speaking attorney, Steven Veinger. With over a dozen years working in South Florida and beyond, he has helped countless individuals through many different phases of immigration. From short-term student visas to long-term permanent residency.
Working with an experienced attorney can vastly streamline the immigration process and allow you to be on the road to citizenship in no time. Once you acquire the services of a qualified attorney there are a variety of different requirements and steps you must take in order to even be considered. They include the following:
In order to become a Unites States citizen through the process of naturalization you must:
· Have had a permanent residency card, also known as a green card for at least five years. In other circumstances, if you are filing as the spouse of a US citizen, you only need to have been a permanent resident or green card holder for approximately three years.
o In the event which you apply for naturalization less than six months before your permanent resident card expires, or do not apply for naturalization until your card has already expired, you must renew your card.
o You can apply for naturalization before you receive your new green card, but you’ll need to submit a photocopy of the form used to replace the permanent resident card, known as the form I-90 application to replace permanent resident card.
· Meet certain eligibility requirements, including:
o Being at least 18 years of age.
o Being able to read, write and speak English.
o An individual of good moral character.
· Go through ten steps of the naturalization process.
o Preparing and submitting a form known as the N-400.
o Taking a US naturalization exam.
The best thing to do if you are in these circumstances is to consult an attorney like Steven Veinger as they will assist you in filing paperwork on time, and be able to prepare you for important meetings and submission dates. For more information on the citizenship process, be sure to contact Steven Veinger, Esq. today.