The journey from immigrant to citizen can take many years. However for many people, taking the oath of citizenship is the proudest moment of their lives and is more than worth the wait. Whether you have just arrived in the United States, recently have obtained your green card or have lived as a lawful permanent resident for many years and are ready to undertake the naturalization process, our team of NY attorneys at Bretz & Coven, LLP considers it a privilege to assist people as if you in gaining the full rights and privileges of U.S. citizenship.
The process of obtaining citizenship through naturalization begins with adjusting your status to that of a lawful permanent resident (LPR). Once you have obtained your green card, you must continue to comply with immigration laws and maintain good moral character until you meet the following time requirements:
The amount of time between when you apply for citizenship by naturalization and when you take the oath of citizenship varies depending on current volume and which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office is processing your application. The processing time for the New York City field office is currently about nine months. This timeframe may increase or decrease in the future and may also vary depending on your individual circumstances and the complexity of your case.
Our team at the NY law firm of Bretz & Coven, LLP can help you understand the citizenship process and avoid common errors and delays as we address any special concerns that may arise. Contact our experienced immigration lawyers in New York City today at 212-267-2555 or online for creative solutions to your complex immigration problems. For an office appointment in Metro Park, New Jersey, call 1 (732) 313-0075.