Sokol & Clements Law Group

Citizenship

Your Journey to U.S. Citizenship: Guided by Expertise, Fulfilled with Integrity

At Sokol & Clements Law Group, we understand the profound significance of U.S. citizenship.

Whether it’s acquiring citizenship by birth, through parents, or via naturalization, our experienced team is here to guide you through every step of the process. We recognize that the path to citizenship can be complex and filled with nuances, and our role is to simplify this journey for you, ensuring a clear and straightforward path towards achieving this important milestone.

Why Choose Us

Our approach to citizenship cases is characterized by a deep understanding of the law, a commitment to client service, and a passion for helping individuals and families achieve their American dream. We pride ourselves on providing personalized attention to each case, ensuring that all your questions are answered and that the application process is as seamless and stress-free as possible.

Types of citizenship cases handled, include the following:

Pathways to U.S. Citizenship:

Understanding Your Options

01

Birthright Citizenship

The U.S. has birthright citizenship, or "jus soli," meaning nearly all individuals born on U.S. soil are citizens, regardless of their parents' status. This is in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and applies to children born in the 50 states, D.C., and most U.S. territories. The key criterion is the location of birth.

02

Citizenship Through Parents

Jus sanguinis or "right of blood" is one way of acquiring citizenship through parents either during birth or before the age of 18. If one parent is a U.S. citizen and the child is born overseas, citizenship eligibility depends on factors such as parent's time spent in the U.S prior to the birth. Children can also become citizens through naturalization of their parents if they did not acquire citizenship at birth. Conditions like age, legal custody, and residency status must be met for children to qualify.

03

Naturalization

Naturalization is the process through which a foreigner living in the United States can become a citizen. Applicants must meet several requirements, including being at least 18 years old, having a Green Card for a specific period, showing good moral character, and passing English and civics tests. The process involves submitting Form N-400, attending an interview, and taking an oath of allegiance. Naturalization is ideal for permanent residents who want to enjoy all the benefits of being a citizen.

Ready to embark on your journey to U.S. citizenship?

Contact Sokol & Clements Law Group today for expert guidance and support every step of the way.

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