Green Card Holders: Why You Should Start The Naturalization Process Today

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Green Card Holders: Why You Should Start The Naturalization Process Today


Background: What is “naturalization”?


Naturalization is the process for a foreign national to become a U.S. citizen. U.S. citizenship provides additional protections and rights under U.S. law, including a U.S. passport, the right to vote and sit on a jury, ability to return freely to the U.S. after international travel, protection from the U.S. government in foreign countries and more.


Who is eligible to naturalize?


To be eligible for naturalization, a green-card holder must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of filing for naturalization

  • Be lawfully admitted to the United States, must have lived continuously in the U.S. for at least five years (or three years if married to a U.S. citizen)

  • Have been physically present in the U.S. for at least half of that period

  • Be able to read, write, and speak the English language

  • Exhibit a basic knowledge and understanding of U.S. government and history


Why is now a good time to naturalize?


For very practical purposes, obtaining citizenship in the United States provides a variety of protections that are seemingly critical in today’s immigration landscape. Perhaps most importantly, U.S. citizenship can only be revoked under very narrow circumstances, whereas permanent resident status (“green card holders”) can be revoked based on a number of reasons, including some minor criminal convictions.


Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is still accepting naturalization applications, and The Scott Law Firm remains ready, willing, and able to help you embark down the path to citizenship!


Why choose The Scott Law Firm?


Our services include analysis of eligibility, detailed preparation of the naturalization application, monitoring of the case status, and comprehensive interview preparation.


Our team members will walk you through the often-overwhelming naturalization process and ensure that your voice is heard every step of the way. At The Scott Law Firm, our immigration attorneys have a great amount of experience in representing individuals seeking to become U.S. citizens.


If you are interested in obtaining YOUR citizenship in the United States, call The Scott Law Firm today to schedule your free consultation with one of our skilled attorneys.