New York City Immigration Naturalization Service
Become a U.S. Citizen – New York Immigration and Naturalization Attorney
After living in the United States as a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) for five years, you can apply for legal U.S. citizenship (“naturalization”) if you meet certain requirements. If you are married to a U.S. citizen, naturalization is also possible after maintaining LPR status in the U.S. for three years.
As a seasoned New York City immigration attorney, Evelyn Tossas Tucker has found the naturalization process to be one of the most rewarding. However, this process is not always easy, and the New York City Law Firm of Evelyn Tossas Tucker can help if you have failed the test on a previous try, have a criminal conviction, need a waiver for selective service, or have problems with tax requirements. In addition to the 5-year residency requirement (3 years for spouses), the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) requires you to pass a test of your English language proficiency and your knowledge of U.S. history and civics. However, we have helped many clients with limited English obtain waivers based on various exceptional circumstances.
U.S. citizenship is not only a point of pride for most immigrants but also a requirement to get financial or medical assistance from certain government programs. This government support is especially important to some immigrants as they get older and their health deteriorates.
Any past criminal convictions may impede the process of becoming a U.S. citizen, but there are exceptions and various ways of navigating these obstacles. Usually, this will not prevent you from becoming a legal citizen.
Immigration naturalization in New York City
Find out what you need to know about immigration and naturalization under the guidance of an experienced citizenship lawyer in New York City. Call 888-317-5267 or contact Evelyn Tossas Tucker online.