United States Immigration & Naturalization Lawyer – Chicago – Cook County, Illinois

There are only three ways to become a United States citizen.  To be born in the United States, by being born to a United States citizen, or lastly – through the naturalization process.

The United States Naturalization Process

First you must gain legal permanent resident status after you have lawfully entered the United States.  This status is obtained by living in this country for five consecutive years, or three years if the person is the spouse of a U.S. citizen and was a spouse when they received their green card.  You must also be 18 years or older, be able to read and write English, and must have good moral character and allegiance to the United States.

The naturalization process is rarely a simple process.  Common immigration issues and barriers can be caused by past criminal convictions, and in some cases – render a non-citizen ineligible for any benefit or relief under the Immigration Act.  We can help you with immigration status involving past criminal cases, family immigration, employment immigration, permanent residence / green cards, citizenship, immigration visas, deportation defense & asylum, and can help explain and guide you through the recent immigration law changes.  Immigration law can be complex — but we do our best to make sure that we explain everything in a straightforward, simple manner. When you work with us, you have the confidence of knowing that we will keep you informed about the progress of your case and set realistic expectations about the likely outcomes.

Contact a Chicago, Cook County U.S. Immigration, Citizenship & Naturalization Lawyer

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To schedule a free consultation with a Chicago immigration lawyer at one of our local offices, call 773-521-3300, 708-788-9900 or contact us by e-mail.