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Have you been in the United States as a permanent resident and think it is time to secure citizenship?

The Phoenix immigration lawyers at Shumway Van & Hansen help people meet their naturalization and citizenship requirements.

Our Phoenix immigration attorneys can assist clients with the most intricate cases, including conquering obstacles triggered by illegal residency. If you are ready and willing to pursue naturalization or citizenship, our immigration lawyers are prepared to help. Our immigration attorneys in Phoenix Arizona offer efficient, economical services that are focused on outcomes. We also offer reasonable prices for all of our services and will meet or beat the prices offered by any legitimate competitor.

Demands for Naturalization and Citizenship

Naturalization is the procedure where United States citizenship is conferred on a foreign citizen or national after she or he satisfies the requirements developed by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The general requirements for management naturalization include:

  • A period of constant residence and physical presence in the United States.
  • Residence in a particular state prior to filing.
  • A capability to read, write and speak the English language.
  • An understanding of United States history and government.
  • Good moral character.
  • Attachment to the principles stated in the United States Constitution.
  • Good feelings toward the United States.

All naturalization applicants have to demonstrate good moral character and a positive disposition toward the United States. However, if you feel like you might have problems meeting these general requirements then you should consider meeting with a Phoenix immigration lawyer to discuss why. The various other naturalization requirements may be modified or waived for specific applicants, such as spouses of United States citizens and persons with mental or physical handicaps.

Even if you just have questions about the naturalization process, please feel free to contact a Phoenix immigration attorney in our office. Our attorneys are always happy to discuss situations and if we can help we would be more than happy to assist you.