Naturalization

Do I qualify to become a U.S. Citizen? 

The main requirement to become a U.S. Citizen is to have been a legal permanent resident for a minimum of 5 years. There are some situations where the wait is only three years. We can help you determine that. Next, is that you have to have been a person of Good Moral Character for the past five years. This means that you were not convicted of a crime. Not all crimes disqualify you from becoming a U.S. Citizen

You will need to also show that you never made a false U.S. citizen claim and other requirements that will depend on your situation. Burga Law Firm PC is also a Citizenship Attorney that can help you with your naturalization process. As a Citizenship Attorney, Burga Law Firm PC will file your application and represent you in front of USCIS.

What if I get my application denied?

Depending on the reason for your denial, you could end facing removal proceedings. Before you file your case, you should seek the advice from a Naturalization Attorney to explain the risks of filing.

What if I have been traveling a lot?

One of the requirements is also that you have been physically present in the U.S. for the past five years. As a legal resident, every time you travel, you should keep records of those travel adventures. If you spend more time outside of the U.S. then you could have a risk of losing your residence. If you have been traveling a lot, it is best to start keeping a journal/record of all your travel dates.

I owe taxes to the IRS, can I still become a citizen?

Failure to pay your taxes can cost you to get a denial of your citizenship application. If you have an outstanding debt with the IRS, we can still help you qualify for citizenship. As long as you have a payment plan with the IRS, and you can provide proof of that to the USCIS officer, then you will become eligible to naturalize as long as you pass everything else. We don’t recommend going to the interview without proper representation by an Immigration Attorney. Burga Law Firm PC has represented many clients with successful naturalization interviews.

Interested in becoming a US Citizen, but you have more questions? Give us a call! (909) 538 8320 or send us a message in our free case evaluation form.