There are several possibilities to explore if you’re living in the US and want to become a citizen of the United States. Here at Kevork Adanas, P.C., our attorney services in Fort Lee include immigration because we understand the hardships that immigrants can face and we implore you to call us if you’re looking at naturalization as an option.

In the meantime, we’re going to explain how naturalization works:

Who qualifies? You must have been a permanent resident in the US for at least 5 years before you apply, or be a spouse of a US citizen and have resided in the country for 3 years. Children are also eligible for naturalization but meet a specific set of criteria. There are also requirements that must be met specific to backgrounds.

The benefits of naturalization are numerous. Some of the biggest benefits of being naturalized is that you’ll have the right to vote in state and federal elections, gaining priority when bringing family members to the US, and the ability to apply to federal jobs with government agencies. You can even become an elected official if you’ve been naturalized.

Another benefit to becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States is that you’ll receive a US passport, meaning that you’ll be able to travel out of the country when you want to and receive assistance from the US government when you’re traveling abroad.

If you want to work and live in the US legally, or if you’re facing a crisis, call on our attorney services in Fort Lee today and let us help you!