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US citizenship

In order to become US citizens and enjoy the benefits that citizenship grants, immigrants must go through the naturalization process.

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Understanding the US citizenship application process

by attorney Ritu Goswamy

A step-by-step overview of the process for becoming a US citizen through naturalization.

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The differences between permanent residence and citizenship

by attorney Stuart Jonas Reich

This guide explains the legal distinction between permanent residence (a "green card") and U.S. citizenship.

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Filing for a green card through marriage to a US citizen

by attorney Andrew Wilson

Immigrants who have married a US citizen can obtain a green card under the immediate relative category, which has no priority date backlog.

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Applying for US citizenship with a criminal record

by attorney Daniel Shanfield

Having a criminal record will complicate the application process, but it doesn't necessarily mean you can't become a citizen.

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