Citizenship Lawyer: Why You Need One to Obtain Your US Citizenship

A citizenship lawyer can help you become a citizen of the United States. It’s not enough to be in this country legally, and you need to be a citizen.

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How to Get a US Citizenship?

Have you spent a few years in the US as a resident? Do you want to enjoy all the benefits of having a green card?

Becoming a US citizen brings about advantageous rights and privileges. You will be free to work in the US and bring other family members into the country.

However, obtaining US citizenship can be a long and complicated process. Many people who want to become US citizens employ lawyers offering citizenship and immigration services.

Immigration lawyers understand the intricacies of US immigration laws and can make the citizenship process easier for you.

Applying for Citizenship

Application for US citizenship is made through the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

You can pick up a form online or submit the required documents in person. If you don’t know the required documents or encounter some immigration problems, immigration lawyers can help you sort it out.

Boynton Beach immigration lawyer can help you navigate the US citizenship application process and help you choose the most appropriate way to apply for citizenship.


Pathways to Citizenship


You can obtain a US citizenship through the following pathways:

  • Naturalization

  • Marriage

  • Parents

  • Military service

The naturalization process requires you to pass a US civics test and an English test. You would also go through an interview with the USCIS.

An experienced immigration attorney can help you determine the most appropriate route to citizenship for your circumstances and guide you through the whole process.

Role of a Citizenship Lawyer

Immigration and citizenship are the primary practice areas for citizenship lawyers. Their duties may include representing clients in administrative courts or advising them about their legal immigration rights and obligations. Additionally, they provide recommendations based on their knowledge of immigration law.

You don’t strictly need citizenship attorneys to attain citizenship status. However, our Boyton Beach citizenship attorneys can make the process easier for you. A citizenship lawyer can:

  • Guide you on the best citizenship pathway for you

  • Obtain all the required documents and help you file your paperwork

  • Advise you on how US nationality will affect you

  • Prepare you for the USCIS interview and your US citizenship test

  • Represent you in any administrative or immigration court hearings

  • Help you appeal your application if necessary

If you have been a lawful permanent resident for five years, contact the Law Offices of Leonelba Martinez to begin your citizenship journey. Leonelba Martinez has filed citizenship documents countless times, and she can quickly point out your errors and rectify them. We are ready to help you obtain citizenship.

What a Citizenship Lawyer Can Do for You

Contact a citizenship attorney if you are concerned about your rights and need additional information regarding current immigration laws.

At the Law Offices of Leonelba Martinez, the team is committed to providing high-quality legal representation for each client through every stage of the process. Call to schedule an initial consultation today.


Frequently Asked Questions


Can You Bring Your Immigration Lawyer to a Citizenship Interview?

Your citizenship interview is the last hurdle towards becoming a naturalized citizen. It can be nerve-wracking as you must pass the interview to obtain your US citizenship.

While you don’t necessarily need a lawyer for the interview, there are cases only an experienced attorney can help. If you have any possible immigration issues like a criminal record, an experienced immigration lawyer can smoothen this process.

You do not have to notify the USCIS before your interview of any immigration issues that you may have. Your citizenship attorney can appear with you and present your case at the interview.


How Much Does It Cost to Get Citizenship?

There are costs associated with the application process itself, such as filing fees, naturalization application fees, green card petition fees, deportation defense fees, etc. The filing fee costs $640, and there is also a biometric fee of $85.

The exact cost of hiring a citizenship lawyer depends on the lawyer, your location, and the complexity of your case, such as whether you have any immigration issues which could impact your citizenship application.

Consult with a Boyton Beach immigration lawyer today to better understand potential costs to your US citizenship application.