Counseling Indviduals and Companies of all International Backgrounds with Immigration Matters to Living and Working in the United States

In order to become a naturalized citizen of the U.S., a foreign national must satisfy the requirements of the Naturalization process.

The general requirements of the Naturalization process are:
1) The foreign national must be a permanent resident for five years having a continuous residence in the United States;
2) The foreign national must have a physical presence in the U.S.;
3) The foreign national has the required time within the USCIS district or state;
4) The foreign national must have a good moral character;
5) The foreign national must have sufficient English and U.S. civics/government/history knowledge; and
6) The foreign national must declare attachment to the U.S. Constitution.

Overall, all Naturalization applicants must demonstrate good moral character, attachment, and favorable disposition. Naturalization requirements may be modified or waived for certain applicants.

The following are examples of concealed or misrepresented facts that may serve as grounds for denaturalization:

  • Membership in the Communist Party
  • The length and location of the naturalized citizen's residence in the United States
  • The naturalized citizen's occupation
  • The naturalized citizen's date of birth
  • The basis of the naturalized citizen's prior loss of United States citizenship
  • The naturalized citizen's name
  • The naturalized citizen's marital status
  • The naturalized citizen's failure to disclose the commission of unlawful acts
  • The naturalized citizen's refusal to testify before a congressional committee
  • The naturalized citizen's ineligibility for adjustment of status
  • The naturalized citizen's membership in or affiliation with certain organizations