Naturalization & Citizenship
Virginia Naturalization Attorney
According to statistics provided by the Department of Homeland Security,
694,193 immigrants were naturalized and granted United States citizenship
in 2011, with 13,782 of them living in Virginia. If you are hoping to
become a U.S. citizen this year, you can come to Fayad Law, P.C. for help. Our
Virginia immigration attorneys have more than 20 years of combined experience, and we have assisted countless
individuals with the challenges involved in navigating the complex immigration
With a team that includes lawyers who come from immigrant backgrounds,
we understand how important it is for you to achieve the dream of citizenship
and we are prepared to help you with every aspect of the process to ensure
that you reach your goal swiftly and with a minimum of complications.
The requirements for naturalization are relatively simple. You must have
been living in the U.S. as a permanent resident for at least five years,
or three years in the case of a spouse of a citizen. It is also possible
to apply for naturalization if you have performed certain types of service
in the United States military. Additionally, the foreign-born children
of U.S. citizens may apply to become citizens. You must have been physically
present in this country for at least 30 out of the past 60 months, and
must have lived in the state or jurisdiction where you are filing your
application for at least 3 months.
In addition to the residency requirements, you will also have to pass a
test of written and spoken English and an examination of your knowledge
of U.S. history and government. Furthermore, you will have to supply evidence
of the fact that you are a person of good moral character and are in support
of the U.S. Constitution and that you will contribute to the "good
order and happiness" of this country.
How a Virginia Immigration Lawyer Can Help
As simple as the eligibility requirements may seem on paper, actually carrying
out a successful application for naturalization can be a considerable
challenge. You can significantly increase the likelihood that your application
will be approved with a minimum of delay and difficulty by working with
a lawyer from our team. We can assist you with gathering the necessary
documentation and preparing your petition, as well as getting you prepared
for your interview and tests.
Your Fairfax immigration attorney may even accompany you to the interview,
such as if it may be necessary to clear up any questions as to whether
you can meet the good moral character requirement. We serve clients from
around the world, so take the first step now by contacting us for an initial
interview at one of
our offices in Virginia and North Carolina!