U.S. Citizenship or Naturalization
A non-citizen is eligible for naturalization or U.S. citizenship provided that has been a lawful permanent resident for either three (3) or five (5) years after obtaining green card status, is at least 18 years old, meets the continuous residence and physical presence requirements, has good moral character for the three or five years, and no disqualifying issues or criminal convictions. The English language requirement does not apply to persons over the age of 50 years old and who have lived in the U.S. for 20 years as a permanent resident; or persons over 55 years old and lived in U.S. as permanent resident for 15 years. Special consideration is given persons over 65 years old with 20 years as permanent resident. Persons who are physically or developmentally disabled or have a mental impairment are exempt from the English language and U.S. history and government requirements. Attorney, Kiran Nair has successfully represented many including with criminal convictions obtain naturalization or citizenship.
Automatic Acquisition of Citizenship or Derivative Citizenship: adopted and biological children including children born out of wedlock may be eligible for automatic or derivative citizenship depending on various factors. If you have one or more parent who was either born in the U.S. or acquired U.S. citizenship prior to your 18 or 21st birthday then contact our office for a consultation to determine eligibility for automatic or derivative citizenship.