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Citizenship & Naturalization
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Dallas Citizenship Attorney: Your Path to Naturalization

Guiding You Through the U.S. Citizenship Journey

If you are looking to become a citizen of the United States, the immigration lawyers at Meaders Law can help you through the process. From the N-440 Application for Naturalization to the interview process and taking the oath ceremony in Dallas, we are here for you! For years we have been creating opportunities in the U.S. for individuals just like you. Put our experience to work in your pursuit of citizenship.

Contact us online or call (888) 203-1706 to speak to a citizenship attorney in Dallas at Meaders Law PLLC. We can guide youthrough the citizenship process. Se habla Español.

Eligibility Criteria for U.S. Citizenship

The first step is making sure that you meet all the eligibility requirements.

To become a U.S. citizen you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a person of good moral character
  • Be able to speak, read, and write basic English
  • Be willing to take an oath of allegiance to the United States
  • Have a basic understanding of U.S. government and history
  • Demonstrate that you will observe the values and principles of the U.S. Constitution
  • Be a permanent resident for a minimum of five years
  • Prove that you have continually resided in the U.S. for at least five years
  • Show that you have been present in the U.S. for a minimum of 30 months out of the 5 years
  • Show that you have lived at least 3 months in the state or USCIS district where you apply.

Naturalization Process: A Step-by-Step Guide

After you ensure that you are eligible for U.S. citizenship, below are the steps to the naturalization process:

  • Filling out Form N-400 and submitting it with the required accompanying documents
  • Attending a biometrics appointment, if needed
  • Attend an interview at a USCIS office
  • Receive USCIS decision of “granted,” “continued,” or “denied”
  • Complete Form N-445, the Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony
  • Take an oath of allegiance to the U.S. during your oath ceremony in Dallas

If you need help with any of the steps in the naturalization process, Meaders Law PLLC is here for you. Give us a call at (888) 203-1706 to make an appointment today.

Call Meaders Law PLLC for an evaluation at (888) 203-1706. ¡Hablamos Español!

Understanding Form N-400 for U.S. Citizenship

The Form N-400 is what is used by lawful permanent residents, or green card holders to apply for citizenship in the United States after meeting the eligibility requirements mentioned above. Filing the completed form with USCIS begins the first step of naturalization

Those who cannot file the N-400 Application for Naturalization are those who have not met the eligibility requirements or those who have already acquired citizenship through at least one parent who is already a U.S. citizen.

When filing, be prepared to pay the fees:

  • $725 to file
  • $640 to process
  • $85 for biometrics services appointment

Timeline for N-400 Application Processing

The processing of the N-400 Application for Naturalization can take several months. On average it takes 12 to 17.5 months, however, how quickly it is processed depends on how busy the USCIS office that is handling your case is. In some situations, applicants are able to file early.

For assistance with Form N-400, contact our experienced Dallas naturalization attorneys at (888) 203-1706. Your consultation is confidential.

Preparing for the N-445 Naturalization Oath Ceremony in Dallas

The Naturalization Oath Ceremony takes place on a predetermined date which you will receive via mail through Form N-445 (Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony). If you cannot attend the ceremony, you must notify USCIS by attaching a letter to your Form N-445 and returning it to your local USCIS office. Be sure to keep a copy of Form N-445 and your response.

The Final Step: Your Naturalization Oath Ceremony

When you have completed the naturalization process, the last part is to attend the naturalization oath ceremony where you take the U.S. Oath of Allegiance. This step is the final step to the naturalization process and cannot be waived.

Taking the Oath of Allegiance means that you swear to:

  • Support and defend the U.S. Constitution.
  • Give up your previous citizenship and allegiance to another nation -- you also renounce any noble titles (if you have them).
  • Report to military or civilian service if the government calls upon you to do so.

Choose Meaders Law for Trusted Citizenship Guidance in Dallas

The process of becoming a U.S. citizen is often very challenging and there are many who are initially denied citizenship. If you are looking for a naturalization advocate you can trust, Meaders Law in Dallas, TX is ready to work for you.

Ready to start your citizenship journey? Call (888) 203-1706 to consult with a dedicated Dallas citizenship attorney. We offer services in Spanish.

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