Austin Citizenship Lawyer can help with Naturalization and Certificate of Citizenship

Austin Citizenship Lawyer can help with Naturalization and Certificate of Citizenship

If you have been a legal permanent resident (green card holder) of the United States and are now thinking about obtaining U.S. citizenship, we can help you determine if you qualify and guide you through the naturalization process. We have assisted several green card holders with Naturalization including many complex cases involving prior convictions and disruption in residence.

Why apply for Citizenship?

If you are living as an LPR, you may want to consider the many benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen. Citizenship gives a person many rights and privileges, including the right to vote in elections, the right to travel abroad without complying with any residency requirements, the right to certain federal grants, scholarships and other public benefits not available to non-citizens, the right to be elected to office and apply for certain federal jobs and benefits, and the right to higher estate tax exemptions.

Requirements for Naturalization

  • Must be at least 18 years old at the timing of filing
  • Must have been a permanent resident for at least five years (three years in certain cases)
  • Must meet the residence requirement
  • Must pass the English literacy and civic test
  • Must be a person of good moral character

Requirements for Certificate of Citizenship

As outlined in the Child Citizenship Act, any child may automatically obtain U.S. citizenship should all the following criteria be met by his/her 18th birthday:
  • Must be younger than 18 years of age on or before the 27th of February 2001
  • Must be in custody of at least one U.S. citizen parent
  • Must already hold U.S. permanent residency and reside in the U.S., and
  • Must have already had a final and full adoption, if adopted

    We can help you become a US Citizen

    Seeking the guidance and help of professional legal representation and counseling can be the difference between success and failure in immigration law. With several complex steps and forms to fill out, mistakes are common and can result in unforeseen difficulties during the interview and denials. If you want to take the final step in your immigration journey and become a US citizen, we’ll be happy to help!