For many immigrants, becoming a United States citizen is one of the most important milestones of their journey to this country. However, this achievement can prove to be elusive due to the complicated naturalization process. At Mercer Law, we can help you prepare for your naturalization application and maximize your chances of becoming a citizen.

Do I Need to Hire an Attorney to Apply for U.S. Citizenship?

Although not a requirement, having legal guidance through the citizenship process is highly recommended. An experienced immigration lawyer understands the laws and knows how to navigate the immigration system effectively. They can help you avoid confusion, minimize your wait, and eliminate the common errors that might impede the process.

Am I Eligible to Become a U.S. Citizen?

Before you can apply for naturalization, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old at the time you file the application
  • Be a lawful permanent resident for the past three or five years, depending on your naturalization category
  • Continuous physical residence in the United States
  • Be able to read, write, and speak basic English
  • Good moral character
  • Show knowledge and understanding of U.S. history, government, and laws
  • Demonstrate loyalty to the United States Constitution and the principles therein
  • Willing to take the Oath of Allegiance

Benefits of Becoming a U.S. Citizen

United States citizens enjoy several freedoms and privileges that make naturalization one of the most significant achievements for an immigrant. Some of the advantages of being a U.S. citizen include:

  • U.S. Passport
  • Becoming eligible to vote
  • Serving on a jury
  • Being able to work for the federal government

Do You Need Legal Help to Obtain Your Citizenship?

If you are ready to be a U.S. citizen, the legal experts at Mercer Law are here to help. We can help you navigate the tricky waters of the citizenship process and give you the tools you need to succeed in your application. Learn more by scheduling a consultation today!


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