U.S. Citizenship

U.S. Citizenship

U.S. citizenship holds a multitude of benefits. Citizens are eligible to vote and to work in certain government jobs not open to non-citizens. Citizens also enjoy greater benefits in international travel and have certain advantages in petitioning for relatives.

There are a few different means by which citizenship is obtained:

  • Birth in the U.S.
  • Acquisition at birth abroad through U.S. citizen parent(s)
  • Deriving from naturalization of parent
  • Naturalization

We have extensive experience handling a wide variety of citizenship cases. Please visit our subpages on citizenship to find out more.


Naturalization is the process by which an eligible immigrant affirmatively applies for U.S. citizenship. An individual becomes a U.S. citizen after they have passed an interview and background checks, and they take the Oath of Allegiance administered… Read More

Acquired/Derivative Citizenship

Some individuals do not need to apply for naturalization to become U.S. citizens. In fact, some individuals may be U.S. citizens and not know it! Citizenship can be acquired by birth abroad if certain requirements are met. Citizenship can also be der… Read More

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