Citizenship is generally obtained by birth or through naturalization. Naturalization is the legal process by which non-citizens in a country acquire citizenship or nationality of that country. This process can be daunting. It usually requires that the non-citizen files an application or a motion to legal authorities. The rules governing naturalization vary from country to country and generally include requirements such as legal residency for a given time and sufficient knowledge of the country’s official language.
There are many benefits a successful naturalization applicant typically derives from this new status such as the right to vote, the right to certain government jobs, or the ability to petition for a relative to obtain residency. Depending on the laws of the countries involved, the naturalization process however also gives rise to many legal issues. An applicant may have questions about a relative’s eligibility for naturalization or the possible loss of his original citizenship if he is a national of a country that enforces single citizenship.
Fortunately, we have extensive experience processing even the most complex citizenship applications and naturalization cases. We can save you valuable time and effort by helping determine your eligibility and assessing the merits of your case. We will work with you to address any issues impacting your eligibility, such as extended travel or pending prior immigration applications.
What we can provide:
- Assessment of case merits and advice on the best way forward
- Communication with authorities
- Guidance and support with application
- Pre-interview orientation and help with subsequent passport application