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The Importance of Hiring a Citizenship and Naturalization Attorney

Many people who have lived in the United States for years dream of one day becoming citizens and enjoying the full benefits that come with it. For those that wish to become citizens through the naturalization process, the assistance of a citizenship attorney is often essential.

The legal team at Katona & Associates, PLLC has decades of experience helping clients with their citizenship and naturalization issues. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment to discuss your case with a New York City immigration lawyer.

There are a number of steps that must be taken to obtain naturalization and there are certain requirements that must be met to do so. For example, most people are required to pass a basic English test as well as a civics test in their native language. In some cases, however, these requirements can be waived for certain individuals.

An experienced immigration attorney naturalization attorney can help you determine what requirements may apply to your situation and make sure that all necessary documentation is submitted to USCIS. We also work to ensure that any outstanding arrest warrants that you may have are cleared before the filing of your Form, N-400 Application for Naturalization. We have had numerous clients who were unaware of warrants that they had (sometimes in different jurisdictions) and these have caused delays and even resulted in applications being denied. We can save you money, heartache and government filing fees by making sure that all underlying issues are resolved before submitting your naturalization application.

During your consultation, it is important to bring all of the relevant documents that you have in your possession. This will allow the attorney to make an informed assessment of your case and decide what additional evidence needs to be collected. It is also a good idea to be prepared to answer questions about your past activities as this can help the attorney to determine whether you are a person of good moral character, which is a requirement for naturalization.

If you have received a request for additional evidence from USCIS, it is crucial that you hire an attorney right away to prepare and submit your response before the deadline. Failure to do so can result in the denial of your application and could even cause you to be placed in removal proceedings. An experienced lawyer can help you avoid these results and provide the best possible chance of obtaining citizenship through naturalization.

Becoming a citizen of the United States is an exciting time and can open doors to new opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about how to become a naturalized citizen, contact a New York City citizenship attorney from our firm today. We offer free initial consultations and can speak with you in Spanish, Russian and Mandarin. We serve all of New York City from our offices in Manhattan and Queens. We accept all major credit cards. We look forward to hearing from you! We are dedicated to providing excellent service at an affordable price.