U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Attorney Riverside County | Orange County
At U.S. Law Center, we are United States immigration attorneys. As such, it is our pleasure to assist people of diverse cultures and origins in entering the United States and, for many of them, attaining U.S. citizenship.
Rights of U.S. citizenship
U.S. citizenship carries a number of privileges not available to the green card holder. Through the process of naturalization an immigrant can become a citizen and acquire full rights under the U.S. Constitution, including the right to vote, the right to have a U.S. passport and the right to work for any employer in the U.S.
Responsibilities of a U.S. citizen
Before acquiring citizenship, a person is expected to adopt the Oath of Allegiance and give up allegiance to any other country, to support and defend the laws of the United States, and to serve the country when required.
Naturalization - becoming a citizen
Are you ready to apply for naturalization? Our attorneys will explain in detail what the naturalization process involves. Basic requirements include the following:
- Residency: You will have to demonstrate that you have been a permanent resident for five years, during which you resided in the U.S. A certain amount of that time you must have resided in the USCIS district where you are applying for citizenship.
- Character: You will have to demonstrate that you have good moral character. If you have any arrests or criminal charges pending you may have to take steps to clear your record.
- Knowledge: You will have to pass tests on English and U.S. civics knowledge.
- Loyalty: You will have to declare your loyalty to the U.S. Constitution.
If you would like to speak with one of our immigration lawyers about U.S. citizenship and naturalization, or have another question about our practice, please e-mail or call our Orange County at 714.602.5681 or Riverside County at 951.808.5342 office to arrange a free consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Our fees are competitive and we accept credit cards. Se habla español.