Citizenship

Citizenship

Every year, thousands of immigrants live out their dreams when they attend their swearing in ceremonies, pledging allegiance to the U.S flag. Anyone who has ever attended a ceremony can testify to the wave of emotion felt by those present. If you are ready to become a U.S. Citizen, Luis Mariano Garcia, P.A. is here to help.

Being a United States Citizen offers many opportunities not available to resident aliens such as:

*The right to vote

*The right to hold public office

*The right to apply for social benefits

*The right to petition family members from other countries

*The right to travel to other countries, and enjoy the protection of the U.S. government while abroad

Are you eligible to become a U.S. Citizen?

You are eligible to apply to become a US Citizen if you are at least 18 years of age, have been a permanent resident for at least five years, or if you have been a permanent resident for at least three years AND married to a US Citizen.

Additionally, you should be able to read and write basic English, pass the U.S. Civics and History exam (there are some exceptions to this requirement), demonstrate that you have displayed good moral character while residing in the United States, and pledge allegiance to the U.S. Constitution. Furthermore, to become a U.S. Citizen, you must prove continuous residency and physical presence in the United States.

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