Naturalization and Citizenship
At SAC Attorneys LLP, our San Jose immigration lawyers are proud to represent clients from around the world as they look to build a life for themselves in the United States. Our team has more than five decades of combined legal experience, and we share a commitment to serving our clients best interests throughout the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.Client-Focused Immigration Solutions in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area
The path to citizenship in the United States is one that can be very confusing and may take several years to complete. As a general rule, the process typically begins by obtaining legal entry into the country with a visa for family or work purposes. From there, an individual may wish to become established as a lawful permanent resident and, finally, as a naturalized U.S. citizen. A number of factors, including your residence in the country, the ability to read, write, and speak English, and any criminal history may affect your eligibility for citizenship. Our attorneys have the knowledge and skill to help you with all of the required applications and any other formal proceedings.Why is Citizenship Important?
If you are currently a legal permanent resident of the United States, there are many advantages to obtaining full U.S. citizenship through the naturalization process. Once you become a U.S. citizen, you:
- Have the right to vote in local, state, and federal elections, giving you a voice in the democratic process;
- Cannot be deported or removed, even if you are arrested or convicted of a crime;
- Can file requests for family members to join you in the United States;
- Gain the ability to travel abroad with the protection of the U.S. government; and
- Become eligible for certain government jobs.
It is important to understand that not all permanent residents will qualify for the process of naturalization. In addition to the basic requirements such as residency and possessing “good moral character,” there are many other considerations that immigration authorities will take into account when processing your application. At SAC Attorneys LLP, we understand the immigration process, and we are equipped to help you present the best possible case.Santa Clara County Citizenship Lawyers Dedicated to Your Future
The experienced immigration lawyers at our firm take the time to get to know each of clients on a personal level. This allows us to gain valuable insight into your unique situation and to best serve your needs. Our personal approach also helps us identify any potential obstacles to citizenship, including language barriers or blemishes on your criminal record. We will help you understand your available options and work closely with you in making the best decision for yourself and your family.
If you are interested in pursuing full U.S. citizenship, contact our San Jose office. Call (408) 436-0789for a free consultation at SAC Attorneys LLP today. Our team is proud to serve clients in San Francisco, San Mateo, Fremont, Oakland, Cupertino, the Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and the surrounding areas.