Immigration & Naturalization Service in El Paso
Guiding clients on the path to citizenship
Attorneys at the Garcia & Rebe Law Firm can guide you through the process of immigration and naturalization. Our firm has helped individual and business clients from around the world obtain visas, green cards, and citizenship. There are no quick routes to citizenship. Immigrants to the United States have to carefully complete applications and follow many steps—which include background checks and interviews—before being granted a visa, resident status, or citizenship. Close personal relation to a U.S. citizen can open doors, but it does not guarantee anything.
If you feel overwhelmed by the citizenship application process, our knowledgeable immigration lawyers can advise you about what to expect and what to do. For help regarding the specific details of your situation, contact our immigration naturalization service.
As a special focus of our immigration law firm, we help clients through the process of naturalization. Naturalization is the acquisition of citizenship by a person who was not a citizen of the country at birth. Most people who apply for citizenship through naturalization are eligible after having permanent residence status for at least five years. In such cases, applicants must meet a range of requirements:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have been a permanent resident of the U.S. (i.e., green card holder) for at least five years
- Have lived within the state with jurisdiction over your application for at least three months prior to filing your application
- Have continuous residence in the U.S. for at least five years prior to filing your application
- Reside continuously in the U.S. from the date of filing the application until the time of naturalization
- Be a person of good moral character
In addition to these requirements, applicants for citizenship also have to pass a naturalization test, which tests English skills and basic knowledge of U.S. government and history.
If you are married to a U.S. citizen, or if you or your spouse has served in the armed forces, then residency requirements may be shorter.
Call 915.307.7287 for help with El Paso immigration naturalization.