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

    … Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant 585/9301 585 I-193 Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa 585 585 I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal 930 585 I–290B Notice of Appeal or Motion 675 630 I–360 Petition for Amerasian Widow(er) or Special Immigrant 435 405 I–485 Application…

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

    … detection and national security, customer service and case processing, and providing services without charge to refugee and asylum applicants and to other customers eligible for fee waivers or exemptions. Again, if you have any questions in regard to this, you should speak with a Miami immigration lawyer. What happens if I don’t pay the new USCIS…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 11 readers -
  • Risks to Applying for Citizenship as a Refugee or Asylee

    … then. You may have to take certain precautions when filing your application for naturalization. I would certainly recommend speaking with a Miami immigration lawyer about these risks. Ask yourself – was your asylum claim bona fide (real)? The USCIS will be looking very closely at your naturalization application and history in the United States…

    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

    … citizenship > Obtaining U.S. Citizenship As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have had the honor of helping many clients obtain U.S. citizenship. For many, the road to obtaining U.S. citizenship is a long and hard-fought battle. Each case is different, each individual is different – and it is this difference in cultures and ethnic groups…

    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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