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Citizenship and Naturalization Lawyer in Charleston

Naturalization is the process of granting U.S. citizenship to the national of a foreign country. Nationalized status can only be achieved if the individual meets all the requirements in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Eligibility Requirements

Amongst various other criteria, in order to be eligible for nationalization, an individual must:

  • Hold a permanent resident status in the U.S. for a minimum of five years
  • Be the spouse of a U.S. citizen and have held permanent resident status in the U.S. for a minimum of three years
  • Have qualified service in the U.S. or armed forces

Children of U.S. citizens who currently reside outside the U.S. can also seek naturalization if they meet the other necessary criteria. If the individual meets all the necessary criteria to apply for citizenship, the applicant must complete the proper paperwork, attend an interview, and pass an English and civics test.

After this, the applicant must take an oath of allegiance before becoming a citizen. A naturalization lawyer like Ameneh Maghzi will prepare you for this process and inform you of the best ways to present your case when it comes time to interview and complete the other assessments.

Other benefits of hiring an attorney to help with naturalization include:

  • Access to a solid support system through what can be a complex process: No matter what your situation might be, our team will be there to assist and help you navigate your case. We are familiar with all the nuances of immigration law and will be there to help you make the best decisions. Legal representation will help to legitimize the case and make sure the necessary materials are presented as efficiently and professionally as possible.
  • Ability to appeal denied applications: If your application is initially denied, without the help of a lawyer, you might not know where to turn. We can help you file an appeal and help prevent the deportation process from occurring.
  • Access to representation at legal hearings: Having a lawyer present will always be helpful in the event you are required to attend an immigration hearing. As legal professionals who are familiar with the specifics of your case, we will be a voice and an advocate throughout this process. We will help you prepare for the hearing and provide coaching regarding the best ways to answer specific questions that might arise.
  • Access to learning materials and cultural adjustments: In the case that you are not familiar with the language, culture, or other information you will need to know when navigating the immigration process, we will be here to help you access the educational tools you’ll need and simplify the learning process.
  • Access to a steady source of knowledge of an ever-evolving area: At Maghzi Law Firm, LLC, we are constantly updating our knowledge in order to keep up with modern immigration laws. We understand that you might not have the time and resources to do this yourself, but it is our mission to do so and to keep you informed of any ongoing changes as we help you achieve naturalization.

To seek legal assistance in gaining naturalization in North Charleston, call us today at (843) 800-2750 or contact us online. Also serving Charleston, SC.


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"I recently worked with Maghzi Law Firm and they were very professional! They were very responsive and organized. We had meetings when we needed too and requested all info that would help me out! We actually were over prepared:) lol great experience!!!"

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