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Naturalization is the process by individuals over 18 years of age can obtain US citizenship after a period of military service or lawful permanent residence. Other US citizens obtain their citizenship at birth on US soil or to a US citizen parent. To apply for naturalization, qualified applicants file form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) and the required documentation, evidence and naturalization filing fee. A naturalization attorney can assist in the naturalization process by preparing the required application package or accompanying the applicant to the naturalization interview. Over half a million individuals become US citizens through naturalization each year. Start your application today – schedule a free consult with a naturalization attorney.

N-400 Processing Times for September 2009

By |December 13th, 2009|US Citizenship & Naturalization|

USCIS recently released the processing times for the N-400 application for naturalization for local USCIS field offices. After receiving a citizenship application at the appropriate filing location, USCIS processes the application and forwards the file to the applicant's local USCIS field office so that a citizenship interview can be scheduled. Naturalization lawyers have noticed a [...]

Be careful of citizenship test fraud

By |December 10th, 2009|US Citizenship & Naturalization|

Three Pennsylvania men were recently convicted of fraud in connection with the citizenship process. The scheme involved paying doctors to falsify form N-648 (waiver of citizenship test due to physical or mental impairment) so that people applying for citizenship could avoid having to take the citizenship test that is usually administered at the citizenship interview. [...]

Los Angeles citizenship to speed up

By |November 28th, 2009|US Citizenship & Naturalization|

Approximately 500 individuals who filed a citizenship application in Los Angeles and surrounding Southern California counties years ago stand to benefit from a legal settlement that was recently reached with USCIS immigration authorities. Under the settlement, the US government must complete processing of these citizenship applications within the next six months. Plaintiff citizenship applicants argued [...]