San Marcos Immigration Lawyers Helping You Realize Your Citizenship and Naturalization Dreams
The San Marcos, Texas immigration attorneys at the Law Office of Case J. Darwin, Inc. have helped many individuals become legal citizens of the United States. When it comes to citizenship and naturalization, don’t be intimidated or get discouraged by the complexities of immigration forms, immigration laws, and U.S. immigration policy.
Our Texas citizenship lawyers have the knowledge, skills and experience to help you through the process, giving you peace of mind while working to stabilize your legal residency situation.
Enjoy the rights and privileges of U.S. citizenship
Even if you have obtained a green card through an employment-based or family-based visa, you should know that lawful permanent residence is not as permanent as its name implies. In actuality, the length of your residency lies within the discretion of the government. As a naturalized citizen, on the other hand, you can stay in the country as long as you like, while enjoying all the civil rights and benefits of citizenship in the U.S. democracy.
As a U.S. citizen, you can:
- Vote and fully participate in government;
- Apply for jobs open only to U.S. citizens;
- Bring over other family members faster than a lawful permanent resident can;
- If your children are born abroad, they will most likely be U.S. citizens under the Child Citizenship Act or through derivative citizenship.
Let our experienced Texas naturalization lawyers guide you through the citizenship process
Obtaining citizenship through naturalization can be a difficult process. Factors such as your age, marital status, military status, length of residence and presence in the U.S., and your length of time as a permanent resident can all impact your ability to acquire citizenship, not to mention your knowledge of English and Civics and possession of a good moral character are all factors in citizenship and naturalization.
In addition, you may be worried about other factors which could impede your pathway to citizenship, such as prior arrests, failure to register for selective service, a history of substantial stays abroad, or your failure to prepare and file income tax. While factors such as these are certainly matters for concern, they do not automatically disqualify you from applying for citizenship, and you shouldn’t let them stop you from trying. With the advice and assistance of a skilled and experienced immigration lawyer, you may able to overcome any obstacles that could otherwise stand in your way.
In addition, if you live abroad you or your family members may also qualify for Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA). This type of derivative citizenship can be complicated and may require that you apply with at an American Embassy or American Consulate, so make sure you have an a skilled and experienced attorney to help you through the process. If your not sure if you qualify for CRBA or derivative citizenship through a grandparent, call us so we can help you determine your eligibility.
At the Law Office of Case J. Darwin, Inc. we will help you prepare and file your Application for Citizenship and Naturalization and also help you prepare for your interview and citizenship test. If your application is denied, we can represent you through an appeal or a petition for review, and help you to reapply if eligible. For advice and counsel from a board-certified immigration lawyer in Texas, contact the Law Office of Case J. Darwin, Inc. in San Marcos.