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Citizenship & Naturalization

San Francisco and San Jose Citizenship Lawyer

Legal permanent residents with crimes, extensive periods spent traveling abroad, or child support issues and tax issues, face huge potential pitfalls when applying for U.S. citizenship, including possible deportation from the United States. Our clients depend upon our expertise to guide them through the naturalization process successfully. Having assisted numerous clients with difficult naturalization cases, our office can help ensure that you reach your dream of U.S. citizenship, and avoid possible deportation.

At Daniel Shanfield, Esq. Immigration Defense, we can help you overcome many obstacles immigrants face in obtaining U.S. citizenship, and we will make sure you understand the path towards successful naturalization. If you or a family member is ready to pursue your U.S. citizenship, contact our firm today. Daniel Shanfield has been rated a Northern California Immigration Super Lawyer by San Francisco Magazine. He is a San Francisco and San Jose immigration attorney rated 10/10 by and considered " Superb" based on his years of experience, unparalleled industry recognition, and ethical conduct.

How Do I Qualify for Naturalization and U.S. Citizenship?

Below are basic USCIS requirements to obtain naturalization. With many rules however there are very important exceptions, so contact our firm to find out if you qualify for U.S. citizenship:

  • Permanent Resident for 5 years or married to a U.S. citizen for 3 years
  • Have been physically present in the U.S. for an aggregate of half the 5 or 3 year period.
  • Be 18 years of age, if using the basic immigration application
  • Have lived continuously in the U.S. for five years without leaving for more than 6 months continuously
  • Be of good moral character
  • Show sufficient knowledge of U.S. history and government, with exceptions for older or disabled applicants
  • Be able to read, write and speak Basic English, with exceptions for older or disabled applicants
  • Be a resident for three months at the address on your immigration application
  • Support the U.S. Constitution
  • Take an Oath of Allegiance to the United States

Immigration Defense Attorney in San Jose

We are here to help you or your family member through the Citizenship and Naturalization application forms or any other difficulty which stands in your way. If USCIS handles your application too slowly, we may quickly seek a writ of mandamus to speed up the process. A writ of mandamus is a court order that directs a government official to perform an action, in this case to process your application without delay. We can take immediate and effective action to appeal the unreasonable denial of any application, and are committed to helping you resolve any difficulty in the citizenship process.

Contact a San Francisco and San Jose citizeneship lawyer at the firm to discuss your application for U.S. Citizenship & Naturalization.

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