Contact Attorney Meimaris for a free consultation before filing for citizenship. Applying for United States citizenship is a big step and the process can be long and frustrating if you are not properly prepared for the challenges ahead. That is why you want a Boston area U.S. citizenship attorney on your side. With over a decade of experience as an immigration lawyer, Emmanuel V. Meimaris knows what you are up against. He is ready to help you take the right steps and help you obtain citizenship.
Citizenship and Naturalization Lawyer Services
Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a legal permanent resident after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The general requirements for naturalization include:
- a period of continuous residence and physical presence in the U.S.
- an ability to read, write and speak English
- a knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government
- good moral character
- attachment to the principles of the U.S. Constitution
- favorable disposition toward the United States
There are exceptions to these general requirements. These may be based on a person’s age, the number of years that the person had a green card and mental disabilities. If you got your green card based on marriage to a U.S. citizen, you can file for citizenship only 3 years after getting your green card instead of 5 years which is the normal wait time for all other legal permanent residents. Consult with Attorney Meimaris if you think that an exception applies to you.
The Law Office of Emmanuel V. Meimaris works with you all the way through to this last step of the immigration process. All forms and paperwork is prepared and filed for you. If you are concerned about past criminal issues, long absences from the U.S. or other matters, consult with Attorney Meimaris in order to make informed decisions before filing for citizenship.
The firm provides you with the study materials for your examination and prepares you for what to expect at your interview with the U.S. immigration service. You have the option to request the attorney to go with you to the interview, to assist and guide you, to make sure that it goes smoothly.
Getting You Where You Need to Go – Contact the Law Office of Emmanuel V. Meimaris
If you have a green card, you can apply for full citizenship through the naturalization process. However, there are a number of things that can complicate this process:
Problems with filing: If you have a criminal record or you failed to register with the Selective Service, you may not be able to apply for citizenship at this time. Attorney Meimaris can help you identify these concerns and search for solutions.
Language barriers: The naturalization process is complex, and it is even harder to understand when you learn about it in another language. Attorney Meimaris can help you if you have concerns about your English language proficiency.
Duration of permanent residency: If you have spent a long of time out of the U.S. since you got your green card, you may not qualify for citizenship.
Consult with Emmanuel V. Meimaris before making a decision regarding citizenship. He will guide you throughout the entire citizenship and naturalization process. Attorney Meimaris will also provide you with the resources to prepare yourself. He will make sure you know what to expect from the entire procedure, as well as your actual interview.