Sometimes we believe we can perform important procedures.
The naturalization process is one of those procedures that must be followed step by step,
trying not to make mistakes to achieve a satisfactory result.
Therefore, legal support will give confidence in the process to achieve naturalization.
In addition, a companion who knows each of the steps will make the process easier because
errors or omissions will be avoided.
The naturalization process consists of 10 steps:
- Determine if you are already a U.S. citizen. If you are not a U.S.citizen by birth, or you did not acquire or derive U.S. citizenship from your parent(s) automatically after birth, go to the next step.
- Determine if you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen. Review the naturalization eligibility worksheet to help you decide if you are eligible to apply for naturalization.
- Prepare your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Read the instructions to complete the Form.
- Collect the necessary documents to demonstrate your eligibility for naturalization. If you reside outside the United States, get 2 passport-style photos taken. Use the documents checklist (available online) to make sure you collectall the required documents.
- Submit your Form N-400 and pay your fees.Once you submit Form N-400, USCIS you’ll receive a receipt notice.
- Go to your biometrics appointment, if applicable. If you need to take biometrics, USCIS will send you an appointment notice that includes your biometrics appointment date, time, and location. Arrive atthe designated location atthe scheduled time. Have your biometrics taken.
- Complete the interview. Once all the preliminary processes on your case are complete, USCIS will schedule an interview with you to complete the naturalization process. You must report to the USCIS office atthe date and time on your appointment notice.
- Receive a decision from USCIS on your Form N-400. USCIS will mail a notice of the decision to you. If you field your N-400 online, you could also access the electronic notice in your account.
Receive a notice to take the Oath of Allegiance. If USCIS approved your Form N-400, in step 7, you may be ableto participate in a naturalization ceremony on the same day as your interview.
- Take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States. You are not a U.S. citizen until you take the Oath of Allegiance at naturalization ceremony.
- Understanding U.S. citizenship. Citizenship is the common thread that connects all Americans.
At the Law Office of Monica L. Herrera, you can receive advice to comply with each step of the naturalization process.
Come to the office, we will support you along the way.