If you are living in the United States legally, your goal may be to eventually become a citizen. Hundreds of thousands of legal immigrants seek full citizenship every year, and it is essential you retain the advice of an experienced and knowledgeable New York citizenship attorney. At the Tsiring Law Firm, we know the steps that you have to take, one by one, to ensure that your citizenship petition is reviewed and acted upon by the United States Department of Immigration in a timely manner. Here is a brief review of the steps you may need to take on the path to citizenship. By keeping accurate records and a checklist, you can go over these steps one by one to make sure you comply with the requirements precisely.

Step 1 - Determine Your Eligibility

Almost without exception, you must be a permanent lawful resident of the United States and possess a valid green card in order to begin the naturalization process.

2. Overcome Ineligibility if Applicable

If you have committed minor violations to your Visa status, we will gather the necessary information to rebuff these charges and put you back on the path to eligibility.

3. File Uscis Form N-400

Once steps 1 and 2 are complete, you'll need to file Form N-400 properly with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration.

4. Fingerprints

You'll need to be fingerprinted and have the FBI run a criminal background check.

5. Attend the Oath Ceremony

Even though your application for citizenship may have been approved, you are not a citizen until you take the Oath of Citizenship, and only then will be given a Certificate of Naturalization.

Becoming a United States Citizen is a worthwhile and noble pursuit, but not one in which you can go alone. You need a New York immigration attorney to handle any obstacles that present themselves along the way. Alexander Tsiring is an experienced and knowledgeable citizenship lawyer and can ensure that you take the proper steps to expedite your request to become a United States Citizen.