Citizenship Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale
Select an Experienced and Dedicated Advocate
If you have come to this country as an immigrant and want to take the necessary
steps for achieving naturalization, come to our Fort Lauderdale immigration
law firm, Guerra Saenz, PL, for help. Our lead attorney is a native Spanish
speaker, and his own life experiences in fighting for the right to stay
in the United States have made him passionate about representing clients
on all types of
immigration law matters. Beyond that, Mr. Guerra has also earned recognition from
The Florida Bar as a
Board Certified lawyer in Immigration and National Law.
Am I Eligible for U.S. Citizenship?
There are two basic routes to achieve citizenship, each with their own
set of requirements. Our Fort Lauderdale attorneys are skilled in the
various ways to realize your dream of becoming a lawful citizen.
Be born in the United States or territories and/or possessions of the U.S.
OR had a United States citizen for a parent and the time of your birth if
you were born abroad. (Some additional requirements may apply).
The general requirements for naturalization include:
- Be at least 18 years old
green card for a minimum of five years, during which you must also have maintained
- Live within the state where you are applying for at least three months
- Be physically present for at least two and a half years before the date
- Display the ability to read, write and speak basic English
- Pass a test in U.S. history and government
- Demonstrate that you are a person of "good moral character,"
which includes not having been convicted of certain crimes
- Be attached to the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution
Other Ways to Qualify for Citizenship
If you meet certain criteria, you might be eligible for expedited citizenship.
Below, you can find other ways to qualify for citizenship in the United States.
Have a U.S. Citizen for a Spouse
- Be married to and living with a U.S. citizen for at least three years
Have a green card for a minimum of
three years, during which you must also have maintained continuous residence
Be a Member of the U.S. Military
- During peacetime – Currently serving or having served in the U.S.
Military for at least one year. Must have received an honorable discharge
if no longer in the armed forces.
- During U.S. government designated period of hostilities – Having
served for any length of time during specified time of conflict. Must
have received an honorable discharge if no longer in the armed forces.
Be Married to a Member of the U.S. Military
- Be married to a member of the U.S. Military who is or will be actively deployed
- Have a green card and be present in the U.S. at the time of application
- Assert intention to reside with U.S. military spouse upon the completion
of his/her service
Let Us Help You Reach Your Goal of Citizenship
While some of these criteria may be relatively simple to satisfy, others
might require extensive preparation and collection of documentation and
Fort Lauderdale immigration attorneys are skilled at navigating through the procedures of achieving U.S. citizenship.
We will assist you with every stage of the process, taking steps to maximize
your chances of success.
In the event that your application for naturalization is wrongfully denied,
we might even be able to help you challenge the decision with the USCIS
and the federal courts. At Guerra Saenz, PL, we are committed to helping
you accomplish your aspiration of U.S. citizenship.
Contact us now for an