Los Angeles Naturalization and citizenship Lawyer
Pursue the Benefits of Citizenship in Los Angeles
As a lawful permanent resident (or green card holder), there are certain benefits and protections provided to you while you live in the U.S. However, until you are a citizen of the United States, there are certain restrictions you may encounter. If you are interested in having the full benefits that any other U.S. born citizen has, you will need to go through the naturalization process to apply for citizenship.
At Arnaout Immigration Law Firm, we can work with you to determine if you are eligible and assist you through the various steps of the naturalization process.
Qualifications for U.S. Citizenship
Going through the naturalization process is complex and requires a significant amount of understanding of the law. Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys and legal team are knowledgeable about both the qualifications and how to properly prepare you. Should you choose us to represent you, we will try to make the process as efficient and stress-free as possible.
In order to obtain citizenship, you will need to meet the following qualifications:
- You are 18 years old or older
- You have good moral character
- You are familiar with U.S. government and history
- You are a permanent resident of the U.S.
- You have been here for at least five years or three years if you are married to a citizen
- You can speak, write, and read English
- You can say the pledge of allegiance
Benefits of U.S. Citizenship
Should you be approved for citizenship and get through the naturalization proceedings, you will reap the benefits of being a United States citizen. You will be allowed to vote in elections, you may be eligible to sponsor family members and bring them to live with you, traveling internationally is made easier, and you can protect yourself from being deported. At Arnaout Immigration Law Firm, we are passionate about helping families stay together and uniting people.
If you have any questions about the naturalization process or obtaining citizenship, please contact us at (818) 276-9900 for a consultation.