Naturalization and Citizenship



Most foreign nationals seeking citizenship in the United States are aware that naturalization process is long and complex. There are cases, however, when a person may already have the right to citizenship or be citizens without even realizing it.

Law Offices of Ilya Fishkin, P.C. provides competent legal assistance to clients who qualify for:

  • Citizenship by birth

    – a foreign national with at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen may have the right to citizenship if (s)he was born in a bona fide marriage where at least one parent continuously lived in the United States prior to the child’s birth. Citizenship by birth also applies to minor children of immigrant parents who have become naturalized.
  • Citizenship by naturalization

    – a foreign national who have held legal permanent resident status for at least five years (or three years if married to a U.S. citizen) and have been present in the United States for at least 30 consecutive months (or 18 consecutive months if married to a U.S. citizen) is eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship. The immigrant must be able to pass English proficiency and U.S. history test and demonstrate good moral character.

Law Offices of Ilya Fishkin, P.C. has solid expertise in assisting clients from all walks of life go through the complex immigration and naturalization process and fulfil their dream of becoming a U.S. citizen. If you have any questions about your eligibility for the U.S. citizenship or need qualified help and explanation of the naturalization process, ask a free question about your case by clicking on the button below.

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