New Bern Citizenship & Naturalization Attorneys
The Last Step Toward Your American Dream
For many people, citizenship is a goal they pursue for several years, the last step in a long and often arduous immigration process. Foreign nationals seeking U.S. citizenship will have to complete the naturalization process. Only certain individuals with at least one U.S. citizen parent are eligible for citizenship without naturalization. These individuals must meet specific requirements to qualify.
At The E.A. Wood Law Firm, we serve foreign nationals who need representation during the naturalization process. We can also assist parents who wish to ensure citizenship for their children upon birth. Whatever your situation may be and wherever you may be located, rest assured that our New Bern immigration attorneys can help. Our firm provides tailored representation and compassionate guidance through an undoubtedly complex process.
The Naturalization Process
The path to U.S. citizenship for foreign nationals is through naturalization. Most often, foreign nationals obtain citizenship after holding a green card (permanent resident status) for at least five years. Green card holders married to U.S. citizens and green card holders in the military may also be eligible for naturalization. Before applying for Citizenship you must be eligible to apply, the following is a reference of requirements needed to apply:
General Naturalization Requirements :
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be a permanent resident (have a green card)
- Have lived continuously in the U.S. for at least five years
- Have lived within their state/jurisdiction of residence for at least three months
- Have been physically present in the U.S. for at least 30 months out of the last five years
- Be able to read, write, and speak English
- Pass a U.S. civics and history test
- Be a person of good moral character
Becoming a U.S. Citizen through Naturalization:
The naturalization process includes the following steps:
- Determine Eligibility.
- Prepare and submit the appropriate forms - N-400, Application for Naturalization.
- If needed, take biometrics (fingerprinting).
- Complete interview conducted by USCIS Officer .
- Receive decision made by USCIS regarding N-400 application form.
- Receive notice to take Oath of Allegiance.
- Take Oath of Allegiance to the United States and Understand your rights and duties as a U.S. Citizen.
Once you have successfully obtained citizenship, you will enjoy all the benefits that U.S. citizens have – including the right to vote and exemption from being deported.
Understanding the Benefits of Citizenship and Naturalization
Obtaining citizenship through naturalization can provide a wide range of benefits for individuals and families. As a citizen of the United States, you will have the right to vote, access to government benefits, the ability to sponsor family members for immigration, and protection from deportation. Additionally, citizenship offers a sense of security and belonging in your community.
Our New Bern attorneys are experienced in guiding clients through the naturalization process and can help you understand the rights and responsibilities that come with citizenship. Whether you are seeking to become a citizen through marriage, employment, or other means, we can provide the legal support and guidance you need to achieve your American dream.
Benefits of Hiring a Citizenship and Naturalization Attorney
Navigating the citizenship and naturalization process can be complex and overwhelming. Hiring an experienced citizenship and naturalization attorney can provide numerous benefits and peace of mind throughout the entire process. Here are some reasons why you should consider hiring a citizenship and naturalization attorney:
- Expertise in immigration law and regulations
- Personalized guidance and support
- Assistance with paperwork and documentation
- Representation in court or during interviews
- Increased chances of approval
- Peace of mind knowing your case is in capable hands
Having an attorney by your side as you apply for naturalization can improve your chances of approval. We have helped numerous individuals successfully obtain citizenship through naturalization and can apply our extensive knowledge and experience to your unique case.
"This law firm is the best one ever."This law firm is the best one ever. If you are looking for an affordable and outstanding immigration lawyer that also works with military families, I highly recommend this law firm. I had the great experience of working with Mrs. Elizabeth Wood and her exceptional staff. They were always helpful and answered all my questions whenever I needed help. Mrs. Elizabeth Wood began working on my case in 2019, where she helped me obtain my permanent resident card, and this year, she helped me get my US citizenship. I will forever be grateful with this law firm and especially with Mrs. Elizabeth Wood and Evelyn Rodriguez.- Sandra
"Exceptional in their work ethic and timely manner in providing updates"I will forever be grateful for Isa Gratacós and her assistant Yarenis Montero for helping my parents achieve one of their greatest dreams, to finally become permanent residents of the United States. Isa and Yarenis were exceptional in their work ethic and timely manner in providing us updates about the case along with other legalities. Thank you for changing our lives and giving us hope for a brighter future and thank you for all the work you do for your other clients in similar situations.- Vanderley Alexio-Arredondo
"The staff has gone above and beyond..."Definitely recommend this Law Firm if you're looking to get your citizenship, green card ,Visa, work card. The staff here has gone above and beyond anything I expected. truly worth every penny.- Chantale Jones
"Hire Elizabeth Wood, you’ll be glad you did!"Elizabeth Wood has been helping me for the past 14 months to get my citizenship and today was finally the day! I very highly recommend the E. A. Wood Law Firm. Elizabeth and her Assistant have stayed on top of everything for me and have kept me up to date at all times! Elizabeth has made a pretty stressful affair a pleasant experience and I’m so grateful that I had her at my side today! For anyone considering it, do NOT hesitate, hire Elizabeth Wood, you’ll be glad you did! Thanks again for everything!- Birgit O'neal
"Hard Working"Good afternoon Elizabeth and staff. We praise God today as the interview went on successfully. The passports were taken from them and they were asked to return next week Thursday at 2pm for their visa. On my behalf and my family am sending our thanks and appreciations to you in particular and your hard working staffs especially EVELYN CUEVAS for her relentless phone calls and prompts responses throughout the process. With that being said, i will continue to be grateful to you and your law firm by sending out the good image of your office. Your regards YAHAYA A.K. SAWANEH- Yahaya A.K. Sawaneh
"The lawyers guide you with correct information and encourage you to do the right thing. They work with you passionately." "They take the time to know your story in order to find a solution." "We need to trust the attorneys that are willing to meet face to face, not be bothered by your questions, understand your concerns and who don't play with your emotions."- Adriana Rodriguez Juarez
"High quality of services"I highly recommend Elizabeth Wood she is very knowledgeable about immigration law. High quality of services- Maria Frausto
"These Wonderful Team of Professionals are ready to assist anyone in every way possible to achieve a successful desire."The E.A. Wood Law Firm have demonstrated a good quality of professionalism throughout the cause of helping & guiding their Clients, regardless of their Status, Race or Background. These Wonderful Team of Professionals are ready to assist anyone in every way possible to achieve a successful desire. Today, I am proud to say that The E.A. Wood Law Firm have helped my wife to changed her status from Non-immigrant to a Permanent Resident Status, of which we are very grateful. Therefore, without any outer of doubt, we are pleased to recommend these Law Firm to anyone.- Rotimi Adekanbi
Permanent Residence Card Obtained Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to Lawful Permanent Resident to Citizenship
One of our DACA clients later applied and received his lawful permanent residence card and just recently became a U.S. Citizen.
Extension of E2 Visa Approved Employment Visas
A manufacturer in Eastern North Carolina needed help with one of their key employees from Germany. They required an extension of their E2 visa.
Obtained Citizenship Naturalization
We worked with the client to improve their reading and writing in English. After several months they were able to re-take the civics test and passed.
Removal Proceedings Terminated Removal Proceedings
Judge agreed with our opinion and terminated her removal proceedings. This allowed us to apply for her lawful permanent residence card. We are happy to report that she received her card in January 2019.
Permanent Residence Card Obtained Violence Against Women Act
We were able to assist him in getting his lawful permanent residence card and in 5 years he will be able to apply for citizenship.