There are many ways to become a United States citizen. One way is through naturalization. Generally, a lawful permanent resident can qualify to apply for United States citizenship if he or she has been a permanent resident for the required period of time, has been physically present in the United States for at least half of that period, has good moral character, can pass a test on U.S. civics, and can read, write, speak and understand English.
Foreign born persons can also acquire United States citizenship at birth, provided such persons meet certain requirements.
Finally, foreign born persons can acquire United States citizenship derivatively through a parent, or even through a grandparent, by meeting detailed requirements.
At Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C., we have decades of experience with citizenship and nationality matters, and we have represented and currently represent many foreign nationals who wish to become (or document their status as) United States citizens.
Please give us a call and let us know how we may be of service to you.