Chattanooga Citizenship & Naturalization Lawyer
Tennessee Citizenship & Naturalization Lawyers in Chattanooga
People from many different regions of the world seek naturalization and citizenship in the United States for a wide variety of reasons. Becoming a citizen can be critical and life-changing for immigrants, but it is an extremely complex process that requires assistance from an experienced Chattanooga immigration law attorney who can assist you through the long list of steps necessary to become a U.S. citizen. If you have questions about naturalization and citizenship, do not hesitate to get in touch with a Chattanooga citizenship & naturalization lawyer at our firm to learn more about how we can assist you.
What is Citizenship and Naturalization in Chattanooga?
If you want to apply for U.S. citizenship, it is essential to understand how U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) defines citizenship and naturalization, and what the process entails to become a U.S. permanent resident and then a citizen. According to USCIS, “naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a lawful permanent resident after meeting the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).” Naturalization is thus the process a person must go through to become a U.S. citizen if you are currently a citizen of another country or a displaced person. The only other route to citizenship in the U.S. is through “acquisition,” which means obtaining U.S. citizenship through parents at or after birth, and prior to reaching the age of 18.
Requirements for the naturalization process in order to obtain U.S. citizenship will depend upon a variety of factors, such as whether you are married to a U.S. citizen, have family members who are currently U.S. permanent residents or citizens, and your current immigration status.
Steps to Naturalization in the United States
There are ten steps involved in naturalization, which are required in order to seek U.S. citizenship. Those steps include the following according to USCIS:
- 1) Determine if you are already a U.S. citizen;
- 2) Determine if you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen;
- 3) Prepare your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization;
- 4) Submit your Form N-400 and pay your fees;
- 5) Go to your biometrics appointment, if applicable;
- 6) Complete the interview;
- 7) Receive a decision from USCIS on your Form N-400;
- 8) Receive a notice to take the Oath of Allegiance;
- 9) Take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States; and
- 10) Understanding U.S. citizenship.
These are the steps as cited by USCIS, and there is much information within many of the steps that you will need to discuss with an immigration lawyer.
Contact Experienced Chattanooga Citizenship & Naturalization Lawyers
The process of becoming a U.S. citizen is extremely complicated and lengthy. If you need to learn more about naturalization and your eligibility for applying for U.S. citizenship, it is essential to seek advice from a Chattanooga citizenship & naturalization lawyer who can assist you with this process. Contact Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. to learn more about the immigration law services we provide in Tennessee.