United States Citizenship & Immigration Lawyer – Chicago, Illinois
There are a few ways that an individual can become a citizen of the United States. You can be born to a citizen of the U.S., born in the country, or complete the naturalization process.
Becoming a citizen of the U.S. through the naturalization process can be difficult and complex. Many strive towards this ultimate goal, but find themselves confused and overwhelmed by the long and multi-step process. This is why citizenship cases require the expert touch of an experienced and capable attorney. Don’t let your case become hindered by mistakes or missed due dates.
When there’s this much at stake, it’s important to do everything in your power to ensure that all of the legal necessities are met. We recommend you hire a knowledgeable attorney who understands how to handle citizenship cases and will act with your best interests at heart. The Law Offices of Solomon D. Gilliam, P.C., are ready and willing to fight passionately for your rights.
Talk to a lawyer to see if you fall under any of the below:
Eligibility for U.S. Citizenship is a complex area.
- Citizenship by acquisition by birth: You were born in a different soil who ended up being declared a U.S citizen outright because of the status of one of your parents
- Citizenship by derivation: You were born somewhere else. Through one of your parents changing their status to U.S. citizen can lead to you to becoming a citizen
- Citizenship by birth in the U.S.: You were born in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and is considered a U.S. citizen at birth.
Requirements of Citizenship in the U.S.
In order for an individual to qualify for citizenship, he or she must meet a few requirements:
- Is at least 18 years
- Is a Permanent of the United States
- Has been a Permanent Resident of the United States
- Has been a Permanent Resident for five years or more
- Has not been outside United States for 30 months. Or more, during the last 5 years
- Has not taken a trip outside United States that lasted 1 year, or more, during the last 5 years
- Has not resided in the district/state in which he/she applying for citizenship for the last 3 months;
Chicago Citizenship Attorneys
At the Law Offices of Solomon D. Gilliam, P.C., we understand how difficult and intimidating the citizenship process can be. Understanding what’s expected of you and what you should do in order to increase the probability at successfully obtaining citizenship status is difficult. We can assist! If you’re interested in pursuing the naturalization process but are worried about your status or about meeting the requirements when you submit your application, give us a call! We’re more than willing to assist you as you embark upon the journey towards citizenship.
It can take USCIS a long time to process applications for citizenship – and that’s assuming that the application has been submitted correctly and is completely filled out. If you submit an application with errors or that is lacking in important information, you’re likely to face even longer delays. Investing in an attorney well versed in immigration law is a great way to help reduce the risk that your application will be rejected and the entire process placed on hold. The Law Offices of Solomon D. Gilliam, P.C., have excellent and skilled attorneys who understand the immigration and citizenship process and are happy to help you through the process.
Another area of the process where qualified attorneys can assist is during the citizenship interview itself. The interview itself can be a long and intimidating affair, and even those who have prepared for years and are confident in their answers can experience some anxiety or nervousness. If you’re worried about the way in which your behavior might affect the way the interviewer sees your answers, then you should consider bringing an immigration lawyer along with you. They can help ensure that your nervousness doesn’t impede your qualifications for citizenship and will help get things started on a good note.
Remember that this is your citizenship and your life in jeopardy. While not every client will need a lawyer to accompany them to their citizenship interview, it’s better to have the option and not need it than to desperately need the help and be unable to find it. Don’t leave your future to chance.
Experienced Citizenship Attorneys in Chicago, Illinois
At the Law Offices of Solomon D. Gilliam, P.C., we understand how difficult and intimidating the citizenship process can be. Understanding what’s expected of you and what you should do in order to maximize your chances at successfully obtaining citizenship status is hard. We can help! If you’re interested in pursuing the naturalization process but are worried about your status or about meeting the requirements when you submit your application, give us a call! We’re happy to help you as you on your journey towards citizenship.