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When to consult a lawyer before applying for citizenship

Permanent residents who wish to apply for US citizenship do not always need to hire an attorney. If you have a clean history you may prefer to handle your case on your own, or just have a lawyer review your application for any red flags before filing. However, there are several factors that may interfere with your eligibility to become a citizen, or even lead to deportation if USCIS finds an issue in your case.

Before you get started, review the most common reasons people are not eligible for citizenship, and how a lawyer can help you overcome these issues.

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