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Citizenship & Naturalization
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Dallas Citizenship & Naturalization Lawyer

Let Us Help You Through the Naturalization Process

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 (972) 440-1418 to speak to a citizenship attorney in Dallas at Meaders Law PLLC. We can guide youthrough the citizenship process. Se habla Español.

What Is the First Step in the Naturalization Process?

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.

Steps in the Naturalization Process

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 (972) 440-1418 to make an appointment today.


Call Meaders Law PLLC for an evaluation at (972) 440-1418. ¡Hablamos Español!


What is Form N-400 Application for Naturalization?

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

How Long Does It Take to Process Form N-400?

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.

Meaders Law is Ready to Work for You

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.

We look forward to helping you in your pursuit of U.S. citizenship. Call (972) 440-1418 to talk to a Dallas citizenship lawyer. We offer services in Spanish.

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