Chad Brandt | Feb 27, 2017 | 0
Orlando Citizenship Attorney
At Brandt Immigration our Orlando Immigration Lawyers are highly skilled and experienced to handle the full range of citizenship and immigration matters.
Citizenship may be obtained three different ways. The first way is by birth. One is automatically a citizen if he or she was born in the United States. One is also a citizen if he or she is born outside the US and is the offspring of at least one US citizen and certain conditions apply.
The second way one can obtain US citizenship is by meeting the requirements for US citizenship established by the Child Citizenship Act, which has been in effect since February 27, 2001. If the child meets these requirements, then he is automatically a US citizen even though he or she was not born a US citizen and did not go through the naturalization process to become a US citizen. In this scenario, one may want to obtain a certificate of citizenship to prove US citizenship.
The third way one can become a US citizen is through a process called naturalization. Naturalization enables a non-US citizen to become a United States citizen. A person must meet certain requirements established by the US law.
Requirements of Citizenship:
- Must be at least 18 years old (unless adopted by a US citizen).
- Can claim to be a lawful resident of the United States for a minimum of 5 years.
- Can demonstrate a solid understanding of the US government and its history.
- Able to speak, read, and write English.
- Have a good moral character and a favorable disposition towards the United States.
Advantages of Citizenship
The advantages of citizenship make undertaking the difficult process of naturalization worthwhile. These advantages include the freedom to travel to other countries, the ability to sponsor relatives living abroad to come to the US, and the ability to vote.
Orlando Immigration Citizenship Lawyer
If you or someone you know needs the assistance of an experienced citizenship and naturalization attorney, please contact our immigration law firm today. At Brandt Immigration we have over 20 years experience successfully obtaining citizenship for our clients and their families.
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