We Will Guide Your Naturalization Case Across The Finish Line
The immigration system in the United States can be a confusing and frustrating mess. Many people who would otherwise qualify for green cards, naturalization and citizenship have a very difficult time obtaining these important milestones due to bureaucratic red tape, lengthy delays and other problems.
For this and other reasons, working with an experienced immigration attorney is a wise investment. At A. Brooke Jennings, PC, we have been helping clients through the immigration and naturalization processes for over 10 years. We can:
- Help you determine which immigration paths may be applicable to you and how to meet the requirements for them
- Assist with paperwork and documentation
- Help you communicate with appropriate government agencies, such as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- Keep you informed and updated throughout the duration of your case
Naturalization Is A Path To Citizenship
Some people are able to obtain citizenship without going through naturalization, but these other methods usually apply to children, such as children born outside the United States to parents who are U.S. citizens. For nearly everyone else – especially those aged 18 or older – naturalization is the path to citizenship.
In order to be eligible for naturalization, you need to meet one of the following criteria:
- Being a permanent resident who has served in the military and has been in the country for three years
- Being the spouse of a U.S. citizen and living in the U.S. for three years
- Living in the U.S. for four years after being granted asylum
- Having your green card (permanent resident status) and living in the U.S. for five years
Additionally, you’ll need to be able to speak, read and write in English and to have sufficient knowledge of United States history and government. Once you have completed the naturalization process, you will be given a certificate of naturalization, which is proof of your U.S. citizenship.
Once you become a United States citizen, you’ll have the same rights and abilities as other citizens, including the right to vote and to obtain a passport. Moreover, your citizenship can never be revoked, and you cannot be deported.
Contact Us To Learn More
The office of A. Brooke Jennings, PC, is based in Augusta, Georgia, and serves clients throughout the area. To speak with our experienced immigration attorney, call us at 706-622-5955 or send us an email to schedule your initial consultation. For your convenience, we can provide a translator for your appointment upon request, and our receptionist can answer your call in Spanish.