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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.

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. 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.

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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.