Serving People Seeking Citizenship
Alaska Attorneys For Matters Of Citizenship And Naturalization
The benefits of citizenship in the United States can be great. But the path to citizenship — called naturalization — can be difficult. Many people wishing to live permanently in the U.S. don’t understand the process. They can make innocent mistakes that have the potential for serious consequences.
At Cascadia Cross Border Law Group LLC in Anchorage, Alaska, we help people understand the law on naturalization and citizenship so that they make the right decisions and get the best possible results.
Legal Counsel Regarding The Right Steps
While their application for citizenship is pending, many people feel as if they are in limbo. They are unsure of their legal rights and responsibilities. At our Anchorage immigration law firm, we can counsel you about the right actions to take so you minimize your risk of rejection. For example, many people do not know that traveling overseas without the proper documents and permissions from the U.S. government can be a risk to their status.
What Are The Requirements For Citizenship?
A person can apply for citizenship through naturalization after five years of lawful permanent resident status or after only three years if married to a United States citizen. Some people are eligible for expedited citizenship.
Becoming a citizen requires proof of good moral character, attachment to the principles of the U.S. Constitution and a favorable disposition toward the United States. It can also require continuous residence and a physical presence in the United States. In some cases, these requirements may be waived or modified.