Becoming a U.S. Citizen

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Obtain U.S. Citizenship Through Naturalization Process

The process of becoming a U.S. citizen through naturalization, like most other immigration benefits, requires strict compliance with immigration statutes and regulations.

Like most immigration processes, citizenship through naturalization can be difficult and complex. You must pay attention to the statutory and regulatory requirements affecting your case.

The experienced immigration attorney at Porter Law Office, LLC has helped numerous individuals achieve their dream of becoming a U.S. citizen through the naturalization process.

Contact Ohio immigration lawyer for a consultation to discuss your options.

Naturalization Requirements

Pursuant to INA § 316(a), immediately preceding the date of filing his or her application for naturalization, an applicant for naturalization must be 18 years old and must:

  • have resided continuously after being lawfully admitted for permanent residence within the United States for at least five years, and during the five years immediately preceding the date of filing his or her application has been physically present therein for periods totaling at least half of that time, and who has resided within the state or within the district of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) of the United States in which the applicant filed the application for at least three months;
  • have resided continuously within the United States from the date of application up to the time of admission to citizenship; and
  • during all the periods referred to in this subsection has been and still is a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well-disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States.

If you are married to a United States citizen, the applicable physical residency period is decreased to three years per INA § 319(a).

Contact an Experienced Columbus, Ohio Immigration Lawyer

The experienced immigration lawyer at Porter Law Office, LLC is dedicated to assisting individuals navigate the complex immigration rules and regulations to obtain the benefit sought. Specifically, Porter Law Office, LLC has helped numerous individuals obtain U.S. citizenship through the naturalization process. Our firm is conveniently located outside of Columbus, Ohio in the suburb of Gahanna. If you need help with an immigration issue, or if you have questions on becoming a U.S. citizen, contact Columbus, Ohio immigration lawyer Matthew R. Porter today for free consultation to discuss your case.

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