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Naturalization/Citizenship

Michigan Citizenship and Naturalization Lawyer

Helping Clients in and around Detroit obtain U.S. Citizenship and/or Naturalization

U.S. citizenship and naturalization are legal statuses that foreign nationals often seek when certain requirements have been met. U.S. citizenship and naturalization affords certain rights and privileges that are not otherwise available to visa holders.

For those individuals who have not obtained U.S. citizenship by birth, citizenship is achieved through the process of naturalization. An individual can become eligible for naturalization either after residing in the United States a period of time with permanent resident status (green card), as well as through parentage, birth abroad to a U.S. citizen, or through adoption by parents who are U.S. citizens.

Michigan citizenship attorney David Newman has considerable experience providing clients with legal advice regarding possible eligibility for U.S. citizenship. If an individual is deemed to be eligible for U.S. citizenship, David Newman will assist with the preparation of your application and guide you through the entire naturalization process.

If you are considering seeking U.S. citizenship/naturalization, contact Detroit area citizenship attorney David Newman at (248) 737-1824 to learn more about the requirements and application process for obtaining U.S. citizenship/naturalization.

Citizenship

U.S. citizenship is sometimes obtained by birth are through parentage. For instance, if an individual is born in the United States, he or she is automatically a U.S. citizen. Citizenship is also available to individuals who are born abroad to U.S. citizens and to individuals who are adopted by U.S. citizens.

Naturalization

If an individual was not born in the United States or born to parents who were U.S. citizens at the time of birth, he or she must embark on a path to citizenship after permanent residency (green card) status has been obtained. The most common path to citizenship for green card holders is through the naturalization process. Other options for citizenship include a green card holder’s marriage to a U.S. citizen or a green card holder’s service in the military.

You May Qualify for Naturalization if:

  • You have been a permanent resident for at least 5 years and meet all other eligibility requirements.
  • You have been a permanent resident for 3 years or more and meet all eligibility requirements to file as a spouse of a U.S. citizen.
  • You have qualifying service in the U.S. armed forces and meet all other eligibility requirements.
  • Your child may qualify for naturalization if you are a U.S. citizen, the child was born outside the U.S., the child is currently residing outside the U.S., and all other eligibility requirements are met.

Naturalization also requires that an applicant pass an English and Civics test, pass the naturalization test, and answer questions about his or her application and background during a naturalization interview.  Detroit naturalization attorney David Newman will guide you through the entire citizenship and naturalization process, including preparing you for the naturalization tests and interviews.

If you are considering seeking U.S. citizenship/naturalization, contact Detroit area citizenship attorney David Newman at (248) 737-1824 to learn more about the requirements and application process for obtaining U.S. citizenship/naturalization.