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U.S. citizenship: Guidance for unlocking your American dream

On Behalf of | May 14, 2024 | Citizenship & Naturalization

The path to gaining U.S. citizenship is full of excitement and anticipation but it can also be complicated. There are papers to file, deadlines to meet and tests to take, increasing complexity for foreign nationals.

Legal guidance can make a big difference in your success, especially in certain situations. Here are three scenarios where an immigration law representative may turn the tide in your quest for citizenship.

A criminal record

Prior criminal involvement could hinder your application for U.S. naturalization. An immigration lawyer can evaluate if your record affects eligibility, assist with the process, and address potential obstacles, such as seeking pardons or presenting mitigating circumstances.

A previous denial

Being denied U.S. citizenship can be disheartening, but it does not necessarily signal the end of the road. You are likely eligible to start the process again, but this time, consider having someone familiar with immigration law assist you. It may lower the odds of another denial.

Government or military involvement

The USCIS offers expedited citizenship processes for those abroad due to government employment or military service. These provisions can simplify naturalization for eligible candidates. A representative can help you determine your eligibility and streamline your application.

You are overwhelmed

The citizenship process can be daunting, especially when faced with intricate forms and a plethora of required documentation. If you feel overwhelmed or confused, guidance can help to increase your confidence about undertaking and succeeding in your citizenship journey.

Continue learning more about the U.S. naturalization process and seek support if you stumble – just ensure it comes from someone knowledgeable about immigration and citizenship laws.