Obtaining citizenship in the United States is a complicated but worthy pursuit. While there are a variety of forward tracks, they’re all legally challenging. Having an experienced citizenship attorney in Elmhurst on your side can significantly improve your ability to reach your citizenship goals.
The most straightforward and most common path toward immigration in the United States is through sponsorship by a family member. If, for example, your relative is a U.S. citizen or is a lawful permanent resident (LPR) with Green Card status, they can sponsor you to obtain a Green Card of your own if any one of the following applies:
To become a full-blown citizen of the United States, there are additional requirements.
Employment can also be a path toward immigration. To work here in the United States, you’ll need specific permission from the U.S. government, and this employer sponsorship is often involved. In order to work and live permanently in the U.S., you’ll need a Green Card, and in order to obtain a Green Card through your work, you’ll need to fill a very specific employment need. As such, your employer is required to certify this need through the proper channels.
Obtaining a Green Card is a stepping stone toward citizenship, and in order for all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship to apply, you must become a citizen. Anyone who is born here automatically becomes a citizen, but other tracks forward include:
Once you qualify for citizenship, you’ll need to navigate a range of challenging requirements that include all the following:
The practiced citizenship attorneys at Minsky McCormick & Hallagan – proudly serving Elmhurst – are well prepared to help guide you on the path toward citizenship, which comes with rewards that are difficult to overestimate. While the process is complex, we offer clear, compassionate guidance every step of the way. To learn more about what we can do to help you, please don’t wait to reach out and contact us today.