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Citizenship And Naturalization


Becoming a U.S. citizen is a significant milestone. Citizenship provides numerous rights and benefits. For example, as a U.S. citizen, you can:

  • Vote in federal and local elections
  • Obtain a U.S. passport and travel more freely
  • Sponsor qualifying family members and relatives to pursue green cards
  • Hold elected offices
  • Qualify for certain government jobs

Citizenship also provides the security of knowing you will never lose your lawful right to remain in the United States.

The Naturalization Process

To become a U.S. citizen, you must submit a detailed application, participate in an immigration interview, pass tests in English and civics, and take an oath. The process can be intimidating, particularly since so much is at stake.

If you have questions about your ability to become a U.S. citizen, or if you do not want to risk embarking on the naturalization process without legal guidance, contact the Law Offices of George Giosmas in South Florida. We can assess your situation and walk you through the process — including preparing a strong application, submitting thorough documentation and getting ready for the tests and immigration interview.

Complicating Factors

When applying for citizenship, you must demonstrate good moral character and disclose your criminal record, including any arrests. Some serious crimes can permanently bar you from becoming a U.S. citizen. Others can temporarily prevent you from applying.

If you have any type of criminal record, it is critical to consult with an experienced immigration attorney before you apply. Our lawyer can analyze your situation and help you create a strategic approach. Drawing on more than 30 years of immigration law experience, Mr. Giosmas understands the unique considerations involved in pursuing citizenship with a criminal record.

Get In Touch

To schedule a initial phone consultation with immigration lawyer George Giosmas, please call our office at 877-864-5417 or contact us online. We handle citizenship and naturalization matters nationwide.

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