Successful US citizenship application! We recently had a U.S. Citizenship Approved for a U.S. permanent resident from Turkey working in the marine service industry. This case was especially challenging because the applicant for US citizenship had multiple trips outside the US with some trips lasting close to 6 months outside the US. Despite Coronavirus and the lengthy trips outside the US, the U.S. Citizenship was Approved and Received within 5 months from the time of application, including initial application, biometrics, USCIS interview and oath ceremony.
In order to apply to become a U.S. citizen you must meet certain requirements, including: you must be 18 or older at the time of application, be a permanent resident of the Unites State (have a green card) for at least 5 years or at least 3 years in cases of marriage to U.S. citizens, reside continuously in the United States over this period, be physically present in the Unites States for at least 30 months in the last 5 years or 18 months in the last 3 years and show good moral character.
Obtaining U.S. citizenship can be especially complicated if you have not resided continuously in the United States and have taken multiple trips outside of the Unites States over the 5 years prior to application or 3 years in cases of marriage to a U.S. citizen or have spend more than 6 months abroad in one trip over the same period as lengthy or many trips abroad can break the requirement of maintaining continuous residence in the United States. Additionally, a criminal record can affect the application for U.S. Citizenship.
Malescu Law can assist with your US Citizenship Application
At Malescu Law, our Miami, Florida USA immigration and naturalization lawyers can assist you with preparing, planning and filing the US citizenship application with USCIS.
U.S. immigration laws are complex and provide for many rules and exceptions and our immigration attorneys can help you navigate and plan your application for naturalization to obtain US citizenship. Contact us or book a consultation with our immigration attorneys in Miami, Florida USA to discuss your case.
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