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Los Angeles Naturalization & Citizenship Attorneys

Helping You Secure Legal U.S. Citizen Status

Under United States immigration laws, U.S. citizens are the most protected and enjoy the greatest number of legal rights, including the right to vote and the right to live and work within or outside of the United States. Additionally, U.S. citizens cannot be deported or removed from the country. As such, citizenship is often the end-goal of many foreign nationals who wish to create new lives and live out the American Dream.

There are several ways to obtain U.S. citizenship status; the most common of these is through naturalization. At Diamante Law Group, our Los Angeles naturalization and citizenship attorneys assist immigrants and their families with all aspects of immigration law, including applying for and navigating the naturalization process. We have also helped clients in claiming derivative and acquired citizenship. Regardless of your unique situation, our legal team can help you understand your options and pursue a path to a better tomorrow. Se habla Español.

Request your initial consultation today by calling (213) 322-1418 or by filling out and submitting an online contact form.

Understanding the Naturalization Process

As previously mentioned, naturalization is the most common process of obtaining U.S. citizenship. This is the primary way in which an immigrant can apply to become a citizen of the United States. To do so, however, you must first meet certain requirements.

To be eligible for naturalization, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Continuously live in the U.S. for a period of 5 years (or 3 years if married to and living with a legal U.S. citizen) prior to being admitted as a lawful permanent resident
  • Physically be in the U.S. for at least 30 months of the 5 years (or 18 months of the 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen) immediately prior to filing the application for naturalization
  • Be able to demonstrate your “good moral character” during the last 5 years (or 3 if married to a U.S. citizen)
  • Show your ability to read, write, and speak English
  • Pass an examination on United States history and civics

With some very rare exceptions, you must meet all of these requirements in order to be eligible for naturalization in the United States. Additionally, certain criminal acts may prevent an individual from being eligible for naturalization; if you have been accused of or convicted of a criminal offense, speak to an attorney about your legal options.

Derivative & Acquired Citizenship

Under U.S. immigration laws, certain individuals may already be U.S. citizens and not realize it. If you were born abroad to a parent or parents who were U.S. citizens at the time of your birth or lived in the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident and were under the age of 18 when one or both or your parents obtained citizenship through naturalization, you are already a U.S. citizen. This is known as derivative/acquired citizenship.

In order to obtain your citizenship certificate, you will need to follow a certain process with the Department of Homeland Security. Your citizenship certificate will allow you to obtain a U.S. passport and prove that you are a legal citizen of the United States.

Request a Consultation with Diamante Law Group

If you need assistance with the naturalization process or believe that you may be eligible for derivative/acquired citizenship, contact our Los Angeles naturalization and citizenship attorneys today for a consultation. We have extensive experience in this area of law and are passionate about helping our clients protect their rights to a better future.

Call (213) 322-1418 or contact us online to get started.

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"I WANT TO THANK ATTORNEY ALAN DIAMANTE FOR HELPING ME GET TO WHERE I AM TODAY. NOW I HAVE MY CITIZENSHIP."

We are passionate about our clients, the cause and fight for those who are here looking for a better tomorrow. We are committed to helping families & individuals make their American Dream a reality.

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