U.S. Citizenship Lawyers

Expert Legal Team for US Citizenship & Naturalization

The Department of Homeland Security does NOT take a citizenship case lightly; it decides a naturalization case with a high level of scrutiny and extensive background and character investigations. Even the slightest of mistakes or omissions in a filing can lead to a denial of your application, or worse, place you in removal proceedings. Which is why it is crucial that you do NOT take any risks and hire a competent Attorney when making representations to the Department of Homeland Security. ONLY a licensed immigration attorney can represent you before the Department of Homeland Security.

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A person can become a U.S. citizen in the following ways:

-Birth in the U.S.
-Adoption by U.S. Citizens
-Birth Overseas to Two U.S. Citizen Parents
-Birth Overseas to One U.S. Citizen Parent (limited circumstances)

Generally, the following requirements must be met to qualify for Naturalization:

-Five years of continuous residence in the U.S. (three if married to a U.S. Citizen)
-Residency in Immigration District Where Application is Filed
-Able to Read, Write, and Speak English
-Good Moral Character
-Knowledge of U.S. History and Government

Certain applicants may request an exemption of the language or residency requirements. However, this is limited to qualifying individuals and the request must be supported by evidence of the qualification.

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Client Reviews — Naturalization & Citizenship Cases

  • 5.0 stars
    Posted by Jose T.
  • "My experience with Jeelani Law has been absolutely fantastic. Muaitaer was assigned to my case and I could not have been happier with her responsiveness and attention to detail. With her help, I was able to get approved for Naturalization after almost 2 years of my application being stuck in the pending stage. I highly recommend this firm. Thank you!"
  • 5.0 stars
    Posted by George E.
  • "It has been a very rewarding experience working with Jeelani Law Firm; from I_485 to N_400. I am an American citizen today because of their professionalism and attention to details. I am using this firm for immigration benefit filings for a member of my family. Thank you."
  • 5.0 stars
    Posted by Ashraf G.
  • "They did a great job helping me with a delayed n400 application. Worked mostly with Hisham and Hila"
  • 5.0 stars
    Posted by Sandra
  • "A Big THANK YOU TO ALL the team members at the JEELANI LAW FIRM that help me and my son in obtaining OUR Citizenship.❤❤👍🎉🎊 🙏🏾🙏🏾"
  • 5.0 stars
    Posted by Erika H.
  • "Mr. Jeelani is very thorough and helped us with citizenship very quickly, very professional staff as well."

Latest Citizenship News

July 20, 2022

USCIS to Implement Second Phase of Premium Processing for Previously Filed EB-1 & EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

USCIS is executing the next period of the premium processing expansion for certain petitioners who have pending I-140 under EB-1 and EB-2 classifications, which permits undocumented workers to become legal…
April 22, 2020

“Green Card” Ban Issued By President Trump on April 22, 2020

Effective April 22, 2020, President Trump issued a Proclamation banning the issuance of immigrant visas to foreign nationals to enter into the United States; this includes both employment based and…
March 25, 2018

N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions: Why NOT to Rely On the Doctor

Clients frequently contact our office inquiring about their relative’s medical disability as it relates to their filing for naturalization through an N-400 (Application for Naturalization). In particular, these clients are…