Hollywood Citizenship Attorneys
Helping You on Your Path to Becoming a U.S. Citizen
The day they can take their Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America is one of the most emotional and happiest days for immigrants. That day is the end of a long journey. Immigrants leave their home countries, families, and friends, looking for a new, better life. That day they can realize the dream of becoming a citizen and being able to vote, and even run for public office. As an immigrant herself, Attorney Consuelo De la Ossa-Magilligan can relate to those feelings — the feeling of being proud and belonging.
To be able to achieve that dream, applicants for naturalization must be at least 18 old when they file their applications for naturalization. They also need to demonstrate the following for at least five years prior to filing:
- Legal permanent residency (three years if they obtain the green card through marriage to a citizen)
- Able to show they have continuously resided in the United States
- Physical presence in the United States for at least 30 months
- Living for at least three months in the state where they are filing for citizenship
- Good moral character
In addition, applicants for naturalization need to demonstrate they acknowledge and respect the rights and values contained in the Constitution, be able to read and write English, and correctly answer at least six of the ten questions in the civics exam. There are some exceptions to the language and the civics exam requirements depending on the age of the applicant, the time they have had a green card, and medical conditions.
At Magilligan Law, we will assist you in the process of getting your citizenship and realizing the American dream. We will prepare you and accompany you to the interview and will analyze your case to address any issues that could jeopardize the possibility of becoming a United States citizen.