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The legal process of obtaining United States Citizenship is called naturalization. There are numerous benefits to becoming a United States citizen. A U.S. citizen has the right to vote, the right to travel wherever and whenever desired, and the right to bring family to the United States. Also, United States citizens cannot be forcefully removed or deported from the United States.

Basic requirements for naturalization:

  • Permanent Residency: You must be a permanent resident of the United States to apply for naturalization
  • Continuous Residency in the United States
  • You must be physically present in the United States
  • You must have the ability to read, write, and speak English in most cases
  • Knowledge of U.S. History and Civics
  • Good moral character
  • Support for the United States Constitution and Government

The naturalization process can be challenging and confusing. Furthermore, citizenship may not be the best choice for you! By applying for U.S citizenship, you are opening your past to examination by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which will review your immigration history and past activities. If the USCIS finds questionable or strange activities in your past, such as criminal convictions, allegations of domestic violence, tax problems, extended travel outside of the United States, your application for citizenship may not only be denied but also you could be subject to removal from the United States (deportation).

Maynor Law Firm, a law firm in Raleigh and Red Springs, North Carolina, has the knowledge and experience to help you through the complex naturalization process.  Contact Maynor Law Firm today at (910) 227-2177.