Time as a Permananent Resident.
Permanent Residents are people who have “permanent resident” status in the United States as provided for under U.S. immigration laws. Permanent Residents are normally... more
Do I Have To Be Fluent In English?
You do not have to be perfectly fluent in English to become a U.S. citizen. You do, however, have to show USCIS that you can read, speak, and write basic English.... more
Written by attorney Ritu Goswamy, almost 5 years ago.
If you are a legal permanent resident of the United States (have a
Green Card), you may apply to become a U.S. citizen.This application
process is called naturalization and has several steps.As long... more
Review the USCIS Guide to Naturalization.
The first step that I recommend to everyone is to go to the official USCIS website and review a publication called "Guide to Naturalization." This guide is... more
Written by attorney Chris Gafner, over 3 years ago.
What are the Benefits of Becoming a U.S. Citizen?.
• Voting. Only U.S. citizens can vote in federal, state, and local elections. If you are a permanent resident of the United States and want to... more
In the spectrum of Immigration violations, a false claim to U.S. citizenship might be the most underestimated. This is because it often occurs by a clerical error on a form and is rarely prosecuted... more
Way too often, I run into a client who asks whether a Legal Permanent Resident is allowed to file for bankruptcy and more importantly, whether doing so would carry negative consequences for their... more
An individual can obtain U.S. citizenship in one of three ways: by birth, by application for naturalization, or they can derive citizenship from their parents and grandparents.
A parent can apply... more