Immigration & Naturalization Service
The Winterberg Law Firm, P.C.
Citizenship Lawyer in El Paso
The Winterberg Law Firm, P.C. is proud to be a local and dependable source for reliable immigration services. Our office is highly-reviewed and rated for the quality work our experienced professionals provide to our clients. Each time a client consults us initially, we are quick to answer their questions to the best of our ability. Not only do we prioritize building great client-based relationships, but we advocate for their citizenship goals every step of the way. If you want to reap the benefits of top-notch legal services, call us for a consultation. We are bilingual speakers; hablamos español!
Our Citizenship and Naturalization Services
The Winterberg Law Firm, P.C. is proud to provide rigorous legal representation in matters of citizenship and naturalization for individuals and families in need. Each citizenship lawyer at our law firm offers individualized care and legal aid in complex and complicated cases including deportation, green cards, visas, family immigration, and more. When you work with us, you won’t have to face the legal system alone.
How a Citizenship Lawyer Can Make the Process Smoother
A citizenship lawyer can not only lay the foundation for your immigration case in simpler terms but your lawyer will also be available to provide assistance by explaining options, advising you as a permanent resident, and helping you find legal jobs and opportunities. Our lawyers stray from doing the bare minimum. Additionally, it is also our honor to help immigrants learn more about our country, making citizenship a much more attainable goal for them.
Federal Citizenship and Naturalization Laws
Once you gain naturalization, you are expected to meet the legal obligations just like every other U.S. citizen. As an American citizen, you must file U.S. income tax returns, your criminal history will be heavily scrutinized, and you may be called upon to serve in the military and on a jury. These responsibilities can be easily met. Abiding by these laws are not only regulations, but they are also a reminder of the freedom that naturalized citizens can expect to experience.
Your Citizenship and Naturalization Rights
Once you’ve been naturalized, you cannot be deported to your country of former citizenship. Even if you’re charged with a crime in the future, you’ll be able to stay in the United States. You can also apply for a passport after receiving your Certificate of Naturalization and obtain federal benefits available only to U.S. citizens. Additionally, you can apply for a green card for your relatives and your children can automatically become U.S. citizens, despite their country of birth.
Requirements for Citizenship and Naturalization
In order to be naturalized as an American citizen, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have permanent residency (green card) for at least 5 years
- You can become a citizen if you have only been a resident for three years if you got your residency through your USC spouse.
- Proof that they have lived in the U.S. or in the USCIS district where they applied for 3 months
- Be able to read, write, speak basic English (unless they meet an exception)
- Demonstrate an attachment to the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution (exception if applicant gets a medical clearance because of their memory or the beginning of dementia).
The Naturalization Process and Timeline
After filing Form N-400, the entire naturalization process is expected to take up to eight to twelve months for most applicants. The N-400 processing time could potentially be shorter or longer for others, depending on the documents submitted and your scheduled interview. An interview is typically scheduled six to ten months after filing your N-400 application. U.S. citizenship is finalized when you take an Oath of Allegiance at the naturalization ceremony.
Answers to Common Questions About Naturalization
Payment can be made by check, money order, or credit card.
If you are unable to pay the N-400 application fee, you may be able to receive a fee waiver.
The USCIS collects fingerprints, your photograph, and a signature. You will also be required to sign an oath reaffirming that you provided or authorized all the information in the N-400 application, that you understand the information, and that the information was true and accurate at the time of filing.
Our Consultation Fee
At the Winterberg Law Firm, P.C., we only charge $50 for initial consultations in person. Once your citizenship lawyer has determined your best route for naturalization, we can begin to discuss potential payment plans and options. We are open to working with you and your needs.
Become a Citizen with The Help of a Citizenship Lawyer
When you choose The Winterberg Law Firm, P.C., you can expect to receive our full, undivided attention as we help you gain naturalization. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your immigration case.