San Antonio Citizenship Lawyer
Naturalization vs Citizenship
While naturalization and citizenship certificates prove U.S. citizenship and afford the same rights, they are different documents. A citizenship certificate is used when someone acquires their citizenship from their U.S. citizen parents, whereas a naturalization certificate is used for those who go through the naturalization process to become a citizen.
When people move to the U.S., many do so to seek the benefits and opportunities afforded to citizens. Many immigrants who seek a path to U.S. citizenship have a deeply-rooted respect and affection toward how the U.S. runs as a government and society.
If you are an immigrant with aspirations of becoming an American citizenship, you can benefit from the comprehensive legal services of a citizenship and naturalization attorney from Beasley Law Firm. For over 25 years, our office has proudly served San Antonio residents and their families in matters that impact their rights as a person residing in the United States.
To speak with a member of our team for more information about how we can help, call us at (210) 361-7772 today.
Benefits of Citizenship
There are many benefits of citizenship within the United States including:
- The right to vote
- Protection from deportation
- Priority for family immigration
- The freedom to travel
- Access to the protection and counsel of U.S. Embassies overseas
- Possible employment by the federal government
- Running for political office
Many of these benefits involve privileges that U.S. law, and the laws of each state, recognize regarding participation in the political process of this country.
Before becoming citizen, people from foreign countries must first obtain status as a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR). This step commonly known as “getting a green card” because LPRs receive an identification card with a green color scheme. A permanent resident may obtain U.S. citizenship by virtue of being married to a U.S. citizen or military service in the U.S. armed forces.
The Naturalization Process
Persons from foreign countries who wish to become U.S. citizens must go through a process known as “naturalization.”
- Preparing and Filing an Application: Applicants must submit the proper paperwork and supporting document to the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS).
- Fingerprinting: Those seeking naturalization must also submit to fingerprinting for records.
- Interview with USCIS: Prospective naturalizing citizens must also participate in an interview from an agent working for USCIS about their background.
- Participate in the Naturalization Ceremony: Once USCIS approves someone’s application, they must appear for the naturalization ceremony where they take the oath of allegiance and receive a Certificate of naturalization.
Consult Our San Antonio Naturalization Lawyer
At the Beasley Law firm, our legal team is committed to helping people with various legal issues, including immigration matters. Our San Antonio citizenship and naturalization attorney can help you journey down the path toward citizenship by providing you and your family with quality legal advice and advocacy.
Call Beasley Law Firm at (210) 361-7772 or complete our online request form to schedule a consultation with our legal team today.