Naturalization Attorney in Fairfax

How can I become a naturalized U.S. citizen?

Green card holders may decide to become U.S. citizens after residing in the United States for years. Many people immigrate to the U.S. with the end goal of becoming a citizen. For immigrants, citizenship is a lengthy and detailed process known as "naturalization." The requirements for becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen are as follows:

  • 18 years old or older at the time of filing
  • Green card holder for at least 5 years directly prior to filing
  • Be physically present in the U.S. for at least 30 months out of the 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing
  • Reside in your current U.S. state for at least 3 months directly prior to filing
  • Reside continuously in the U.S. from the date of filing up to the time of naturalization
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English and have a knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government (civics)
  • Be of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and disposed to the good order and happiness of the U.S. during all relevant periods under the law

Preparing for the Naturalization Interview & Tests

Part of the naturalization process involves being fingerprinted, being interviewed, and taking comprehensive English and civics tests. In essence, you must prove that you can read, write, and speak English; that you know and understand U.S. history and government; and that you are a person of upstanding moral character. Once you pass the interview and tests, you will receive a date and time to take the Oath of Allegiance, turn in your green card, and receive your status as a U.S. citizen with all its benefits.

Retain a Fairfax immigration lawyer for counsel!

Although you are not required to have legal representation when you apply to become a naturalized citizen, it is highly beneficial to have a Fairfax attorney by your side. Langone & Fasullo, PLLC can help make sure that you do not make a mistake on your application and that you are fully prepared for your interview and tests. Contact us today for a free case evaluation to learn more about how we can help you reach your goal of U.S. citizenship!