One of the most rewarding elements of our jobs as attorneys at Solow, Hartnett and Galvan is naturalization. Naturalization is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication by our clients that allows them to become United States citizens. The process of naturalization can be a complicated process that the immigration lawyers at Solow, Hartnett and Galvan want to assist you with in order to simplify the naturalization process for our clients. 

The process and requirements for becoming a naturalized US citizen are lengthy and complex. Before you can even consider putting in an application, you must meet the following requirements, in addition to passing an English and US civics exam:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a permanent U.S. resident for at least five years (unless you are married to a US citizen, in that case, you only need to be a permanent U.S. resident for at least 3 years)
  • Live within the state for at least three months
  • Have been physically present within the U.S. for at least 30 months of the past five years
  • Reside within the United States continuously from the date of application to the date granted naturalization
  • Be able to read, write and speak English
  • Have knowledge of U.S. history and civics
  • Be of good moral character
  • Be faithful to the principles of the U.S. Constitution and loyal to the United States

Additional naturalization qualifications can include being a permanent U.S. resident for at least three years and meeting all eligibility rules as a spouse of a U.S. citizen; serving in the U.S. armed forces and meeting all other eligibility rules; or being the child of a U.S. citizen born outside the U.S., currently residing in the U.S. and meeting all other eligibility rules.

If you retain us to assist you with naturalization, we will serve as your guide and we will be with you every step of the way – from filing your N-400 application, to preparing and attending your naturalization interview. If necessary, we can also compel USCIS to expedite the oath ceremony by filing a Petition for Naturalization in Federal Court if it has been more than 120 days since your naturalization interview and you still have not received a decision on your application. Solow, Hartnett and Galvan offers affordable, comprehensive and personalized representation for every one of our clients.