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As a U.S. citizen, you are a recognized legal member of this country and given all the rights and privileges as those who were born here. That includes the right to a U.S. passport as well as the right to vote. As a citizen, you will not have to worry about deportation ever again. The path to citizenship for foreign-born individuals is called naturalization and involves several steps and specific qualifications.

If you would like to become a U.S. citizen through the naturalization process, the Law Office of Eshigo P. Okasili, LLC is here to help you achieve your dream. Our Silver Spring citizenship and naturalization lawyer is a naturalized citizen who has personal experience with this process. We are dedicated to providing caring and skilled legal assistance in which you receive personal attention, updates as to your progress through the process, and realistic expectations. As your guide, we will be with you every step of the way.

Reach out to the Law Office of Eshigo P. Okasili, LLC at (301) 760-2066 for the legal counsel you need to become a U.S. citizen.

The Difference Between Naturalization and Citizenship

Both a naturalization and citizenship certificate proves that you are a U.S. citizen, however, they are not the exact same document.

A citizenship certificate is given to someone who derives their citizenship from their parents. A naturalization certificate is given to a foreign person who becomes a citizen via the naturalization process.

The Naturalization Process

The requirements for who may become a U.S. citizen through naturalization are as follows:

  • Permanent residents who have resided in the U.S. for a minimum of five years.
  • Spouses of U.S. citizens who have been permanent residents for a minimum of three years.
  • Those who have qualifying service in the U.S. military.
  • Children of U.S. citizens who were born outside and currently reside outside the U.S.

The naturalization process incudes filling out the appropriate forms, providing necessary documentation such as your Green Card or birth certificate, getting fingerprinted and photographed, and going through background checks. You will also need to appear for an interview with an immigration official, take an English test in reading and writing, and pass a U.S. civics test. You will be given two opportunities at different dates to pass the tests. Once you pass, you will receive a ceremony date at which you will take the oath of allegiance to the United States.

A Firm Dedicated to Your Success

At the Law Office of Eshigo P. Okasili, LLC, we take pride in the number of immigrants we have helped to obtain Green Cards as well as citizenship. We highly value your trust and the reputation we have built for compassionate and exceptional legal service.

You can call us at (301) 760-2066 to discuss your route to citizenship or contact us online for a consultation. Our Silver Spring citizenship and naturalization lawyer can help you.

Why We Are the Best Choice for Your Family

  • We Help Everyone

    We are committed to providing outstanding legal services to all people, regardless of race, creed, gender, socio-economic status, political views, and sexual orientation.

  • Customized Solutions

    We recognize and respect that every client and situation is different. At the Law office of Eshigo P. Okasili, we create customized solutions that best fit the needs of our clients.

  • First Hand Experience

    As an immigrant herself, Eshigo P. Okasili has experienced the immigration process first hand. She is dedicated to helping her clients find hope and rebuild their lives.

  • Client-Centered

    Our main goal is to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients while recognizing and respecting their individuality and uniqueness.

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  • Acquitted of All the Charges Charged with Two Counts of Attempted Murder
  • Vigorously & Successfully Litigated Complex Real Estate Dispute
  • Successfully Filed and Litigated Counter-Complaint for Annulment Based on Fraud
  • Negotiation of Satisfactory Settlement Agreement Dental Malpractice Case
  • Restored Appropriate Services Due Process Hearing for a Minor Client With Severe Autism
  • Obtained Sole Physical & Legal Custody Highly Contested Custody Battle
  • Successfully Helped Many Clients Naturalization
  • Grant of Lawful Permanent Resident Status Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence
  • Obtain the Status of Lawful Permanent Residents Special Immigrant Pursuant to Violence Against Women Act