Maryland Greencard, Citizenship & Naturalization Attorney
Zenith Law Firm has helped many families migrate to the United States. Whether you need assistance adjusting your status to that of lawful permanent residence through family-based green cards, asylum, T visas, U visas, or cancellation of removal, our naturalization attorneys can assist.
Mr. Udondom, an immigrant in his own right, has both personal and professional experience with American naturalization law and policy. In addition to his work on employment-based visas, he also supports those interested in starting U.S.-based companies.
Whether you desire to extend your stay, seek permanent residency, U.S. citizenship, or need the proper visa to conduct your work on your company startup, Our naturalization lawyers can advise you on the best path to take to achieve your goals.
Contact us today to discuss your naturalization goals with a Maryland citizenship attorney.
What's The Green Card Application Process?
A Green Card, also known as a Permanent Resident Card, allows you to live and work permanently in the United States. The steps you must take to apply for a Green Card depend on your situation according to the immigration category you are applying under.
The U.S. Greencard application process varies depending on your Greencard eligibility category. To apply for a Green Card, find the category that fits your situation, then speak with a naturalization lawyer about eligibility requirements, how to apply, and how your family members can assist you.
Who's Eligible For a Greencard?
Your eligibility for a permanent residence card will depend on the unique circumstances of your application. Generally, there are many types of green card eligibility categories. They include but are not limited to the following:
- Green Card Through Family
- Green Card through Employment
- Green Card as a Special Immigrant
- Green Card through Refugee or Asylee Status
- Green Card for Human Trafficking and Crime Victims
- Green Card for Victims of Abuse
- Green Card through Other Categories
- Green Card through Registry
A Maryland citizenship attorney can answer your most pressing questions about the immigration process and help you get started on your path to U.S. citizenship.
How We Can Help With the Greencard Process in Maryland
Acquiring a green card to live or work in the U.S. is a significant decision. However, seeking permanent residency can be complicated due to the rules and procedures. Mistakes, misunderstood procedures, and lack of detailed paperwork can result in delays and/or visa denials. Therefore, it's essential to know how a naturalization lawyer can help.
Our Maryland naturalization attorneys can do the following to assist you:
- Ensure that your application meets the proper criteria for the Greencard you seek
- Determine if your family relationships qualify you for residency
- Collect supporting documentation that demonstrates eligibility
- Prepare you for your interview process
- Represent you during the immigration defense and appeals process
- Compassionately explain your immigration rights and options
Understanding all that's required of you throughout the Greencard process can be challenging. Read on for more information about citizenship requirements and how an MD immigration attorney can assist.
Greencard to Citizenship Requirements For All Applicants
Naturalization is the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. If you were born outside of the United States but meet specific requirements, you can become a U.S. citizen.
Whether or not you can become a naturalized U.S. citizen will depend on if you meet the following criteria:
- Be a minimum of 18 years old when you apply
- Be a lawful permanent resident for the past three or five years (depending on the circumstances)
- Have continuous residence & be physically present in the U.S.
- Have the ability to read, write and speak English on a fundamental level
- Show that you have good moral character
- Have knowledge and an understanding of U.S. history and government
- Be loyal to the principles of the U.S. Constitution
- Have the willingness to take the Oath of Allegiance
If you don't see your particular situation or want more detailed information and exceptions, including special provisions for those who have served in the U.S. military, we can still help.
Contact a Maryland citizenship attorney at Zenith Law Firm as soon as possible. We will walk you through the naturalization process step-by-step.
What Should I Expect During The Naturalization Process?
The following steps can help you get started on the naturalization process. If you're unsure what steps to take, Our Maryland naturalization and immigration law specialists are here to help.
Take the following steps to ensure you're on the right path to naturalization:
- Review the naturalization eligibility requirements to help you decide if you are eligible to apply for naturalization
- Complete Form N-400, the application for naturalization, with all of the necessary photos and documentation
- Submit your forms, pay the required fees, and check your status online
- Attend your biometrics appointment (if required)
- Complete your interview and don't forget to bring your appointment notice
- Receive your notice of Granted, Continued, or Denied status from the USCIS
- Attend your naturalization ceremony
- Take the oath of allegiance and officially become a U.S. citizen
Once you become a citizen, it's essential to understand precisely what that means. Your immigration lawyer can help you learn all the rights and responsibilities that all citizens, both Americans by birth and by choice, can exercise, honor, and respect.
How Long Does The Naturalization Process Take in Maryland?
Generally, the naturalization process is the same regardless of the state from which you apply. It takes 120 days from the day of your naturalization interview for the USCIS to make a decision. If the USCIS officer takes longer than 120 days, your MD citizenship attorney can ask a district court to review your application.
How Long Does It Take to Get U.S. Citizenship After Applying?
On average, the processing time for naturalization applications is 14.5 months. However, that's the application processing wait time, and the naturalization process usually takes longer. Speak with a U.S. citizenship attorney about how long your process could take and how they can assist.
Here's How We Can Help With the Citizenship Process
Hiring an immigration lawyer can help you begin the uphill climb to citizenship. A naturalization law professional can expedite your immigration process and ensure you take the proper steps. Some of the most common ways an attorney can assist you include but are not limited to the following:
- Filing your application and paperwork properly
- Advising you throughout the process
- Advocating on your behalf using their experience and knowledge
- Presenting all of the options and helping you select the ideal choice
Contact Us To Speak With a Greencard & Citizenship Attorney Today
Whether you fantasize about reuniting with family members in the U.S. or starting a U.S. business, obtaining a Green Card is essential.
An immigration attorney can walk you through each step of the process and help you understand what is coming next at each juncture. Contact us to speak with a naturalization & citizenship lawyer in Maryland today.