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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 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.

To learn more about how you may be able to obtain U.S. citizenship, contact us online or at (800) 611-0821. We serve clients in Craven County and throughout the country.

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.

Generally, a green card holder seeking citizenship must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • 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

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.

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.

Are you seeking citizenship through naturalization or other means? The E.A. Wood Law Firm is ready to help. Contact us at (800) 611-0821 today.

Hear From Our Previous Clients

  • If I ever need any other help in this area, she will definitely hear from me again

    “Isa Gratacos is a great and excellent Attorney. She helped guide me and my family through the long process. She was always professional and had no problems communicating with us. I will definitely ...”

    - Randal R.
  • Isa is the most honest lawyer I’ve ever met. She is very thorough with her work and will go above and beyond to be able to help you.

    “I’m very grateful to have found the perfect attorney for my case. Isa is the most honest lawyer I’ve ever met. She is very thorough with her work and will go above and beyond to be able to help you. I ...”

    - Ivan C.
  • Ms. Gratacos has been unbelievably helpful. I can’t commend her enough for the personal attention and thoroughness of all that she does.

    “It is my privilege to recommend Isa Mari Gratacos to you! As a school that is “global” in terms of where our students go, and the students that come to us, Ms. Gratacos has been unbelievably helpful. ...”

    - Dr. Dwight Carlblom
  • I would HIGHLY recommend Elizabeth Wood as an immigration lawyer to anyone and everyone , military or civilian.

    “Elizabeth Wood has been so thorough and has exceeded my expectations. I have worked with other lawyers in the Jacksonville/New Bern area and she has made my Immigration process go by quick and smooth ...”

    - Brenda S.
  • I could not have completed the immigration of my wife without her. 5/5 stars on her services.

    “Mrs. Woods was an extremely professional and competent attorney during my immigration case. She made herself always readily available through phone calls, emails, and in-person meetings to ensure that ...”

    - Erick L.
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Real People, Real Results

  • 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.

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