Naturalization

Naturalization (or naturalisation) is the legal act or process by which a non-citizen in a country may acquire citizenship or nationality of that country. It may be done by a statute, without any effort on the part of the individual, or it may involve an application and approval by legal authorities. The rules of naturalization vary from country to country and typically include a minimum legal residency requirement, and may specify other requirements such as knowledge of the national dominant language or culture, a promise to obey and uphold that country's laws. An oath or pledge of allegiance is also sometimes required.
Posts about Naturalization
  • Basic Information on the Naturalization Test

    … Basic Information on the Naturalization Test As a Miami immigration lawyer and an Austin immigration lawyer, I always caution my clients who are applying for citizenship to study and prepare as much as possible for the citizenship test. Below are some frequently asked questions. What are the components of the citizenship test? All…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 14 readers -
  • USCIS Announces Increase in Application and Petition Fees

    …-400, Application for Naturalization. USCIS will offer a reduced filing fee of $320 for naturalization applicants with family incomes greater than 150 percent and not more than 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For 2016, this means, for example, that a household of four with an income between $36,000 and $48,600 per year could pay…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 15 readers -
  • USCIS Application Fees to Rise

    … to $640 for Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. USCIS will offer a reduced filing fee of $320 for naturalization applicants with family incomes greater than 150 percent and not more than 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For 2016, this means, for example, that a household of four with an income between $36,000 and $48,600 per…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 11 readers -
  • Naturalization and Good Moral Character

    … One of the general requirements for naturalization is good moral character (GMC). As any Miami immigration lawyer will tell you, GMC means character which measures up to the standards of average citizens of the community in which the applicant resides.​ ​In general, an applicant must show that he or she has been and continues to be a person…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 9 readers -
  • The New Application for Naturalization (Form N-400)

    … Application for Naturalization > The New Application for Naturalization (Form N-400) As a Miami immigration attorney, some people have asked me about the USCIS’s decision to revise Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Here are some frequently asked questions. Why did the USCIS revise the Application for Naturalization (Form N-400…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 9 readers -
  • Obtaining U.S. Citizenship

    … want to retire abroad but still be sure you can collect your retirement income, you may want to consider speaking with a Miami immigration lawyer to start the process of naturalization. Am I eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship? If you are interested in applying for U.S. citizenship, you may want to start by consulting with a Miami immigration…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 16 readers -
  • When is U.S. Citizenship Automatic?

    … derivative > When is U.S. Citizenship Automatic? U.S. law on automatic and derived citizenship can be quite complex. It is in your best interest to consult an immigration lawyer in Miami or elsewhere if you have questions in regard to naturalization. First, if you were born on U.S. soil or became a naturalized U.S. citizen and have been…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 8 readers -
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