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Becoming a Naturalized Citizen of the US

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Are you seeking to become a citizen of the United States? The U.S. citizenship laws are complicated, and your case will need the close attention of our immigration attorneys in Baton Rouge. In fact, immigration laws constantly change throughout the years.

At The Scott Law Firm, we remain up to date on the laws that affect naturalization. Contact us at (225) 224-0510 for the legal guidance that you deserve!

Eligibility for Naturalization

In order to become a naturalized citizen of the U.S., you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of filing
  • Be a legal permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Have had the status of "legal permanent resident" in the country for at least five years

If the applicant can fulfill all of the following criteria, the five-year residency requirement can be reduced to three years:

  • Acquired legal permanent resident status
  • Has been married to or living with a citizen for the past three years
  • His or her spouse has been a U.S. citizen for the past three years prior to the applicant's filing

Additionally, the applicant must be physically present in the country for at least 30 of the 60 months prior to filing. If the applicant qualifies for the residency requirement reduction, he or she must be present for at least 18 of the 36 months.

Retaining Legal Representation in Baton Rouge

At The Scott Law Firm, our Baton Rouge immigration lawyers have the resources and skills that are necessary to obtain a positive case result. We encourage you to learn more about how our firm can help you through the naturalization process.

Schedule a case consultation with us at your earliest convenience to get started. We can fight for your immigration rights!

Why Hire Us?

These Are a Few Accomplishments That Set Us Apart From Other Firms
  • We are admitted to practice in all Louisiana state and municipal courts

  • We are admitted to practice in all immigration courts nationwide

  • We provide services in Spanish, Portuguese and English

  • We hold memberships in AILA and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers