U.S. Citizenship & Naturalization

Seattle Immigration Attorney for U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization

With offices in Washington State, in Bellevue near Seattle, attorney Olga Guzhva has years of experience assisting immigrants with the U.S. citizenship / naturalization process. To consult with us about our immigration attorney services and how we can help you, we welcome you to contact Guzhva Law Firm to schedule a free phone evaluation.

What is Naturalization?

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after s/he fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

You May Qualify for Naturalization if:

  • You are 18 years or older.
  • You have been a permanent resident for at least 5 years and meet all other eligibility requirements.
  • You have been a permanent resident for 3 years or more and have been living in marital union with the U.S. citizen spouse, at the time of filing the application and up until its examination, and meet all other eligibility requirements.
  • You have qualifying service in the U.S. armed forces and meet all other eligibility requirements.
  • Your child may qualify for naturalization if you are a U.S. citizen, the child was born outside the U.S., the child is currently residing outside the U.S., and all other eligibility requirements are met.
  • You may qualify through other paths to naturalization if you do not qualify through the paths described above.

NOTE: You may already be a U.S. citizen and not need to apply for naturalization if your biological or adoptive parent(s) became a U.S. citizen before you reached the age of 18.

What is the Difference Between a Green Card and Citizenship?

It is frequently said that the green card gives all the benefits of U.S. citizenship except the right to vote and hold public office. The differences between the two are actually greater. The most important distinction is that if you commit a crime or abandon your U.S. residency, you can lose your green card. U.S. citizenship cannot be taken away, unless you acquired it fraudulently or voluntarily give it up.

We Can Help You

At Guzhva Law Firm, we are providing thoughtful solutions and measurable value to each individual situation. Because U.S. immigration law and regulations significantly affect how foreign nationals may qualify for U.S. citizenship and naturalization, it is important that you obtain up to date information about the provisions that apply to you.

Our Seattle immigration attorney can help you prepare the forms and supporting documents with much less of your time involved and with much more accuracy. Furthermore, the attorney will be able to inform you of any potential problems in your particular case and how to improve your chances of success.

To schedule a consultation with an immigration attorney for U.S. citizenship, please contact us today.

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