Immigrants who adjust their status to permanent resident may later become eligible for naturalization. Naturalization is the process by which legal permanent residents become United States citizens. In order to become a naturalized citizen of the United States, immigrants will need to apply after being a legal permanent resident for a specific period of time, most typically a period of five years from the date of becoming a legal permanent resident.

Eligible applicants will be required to interview with an immigration officer, and the interview will consist of an English reading and writing portion as well as a U.S. civics examination. Certain applicants may be eligible for exemptions of certain or all parts of the examination based on special needs or other factors. Our lawyers can help you understand this process, and help prepare you for naturalization.

An immigrant applicant that passes the citizenship examination and is approved for citizenship will be required to attend an oath ceremony at which they will take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States, thereby renouncing all previous citizenship and becoming a U.S. citizen. It is important to note that a legal permanent resident is not required to naturalize and may remain a permanent resident indefinitely.

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Immigration Lawyer in Newark


The knowledgeable and experienced attorneys of Maduabum Law Firm LLC help immigrants discuss their eligibility for adjustment of status, identify any potential immigration issues that may affect adjustment and prepare and file a comprehensive application on behalf of the immigrant.