How to file for citizenship after cancellation of removal in Georgia
Atlanta, GA – The life of an immigrant in the US can be quite hard. Many of the foreign nationals that made their way to Georgia see their dreams shattered when they’re placed in deportation procedures. However, all is not lost. If you reach out to experienced Atlanta immigration lawyers right away, you can obtain a cancellation of removal and be free to pursue your American dream. For all immigrants, there is no bigger dream than becoming a US citizen.
Here is what you must do if your deportation was suspended.
Get a Green Card
If an immigration judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) granted you cancellation of removal or suspension of deportation, don’t waste any time and apply for a Green Card. You don’t want to face deportation proceedings again. However, do allow 3-5 days to make sure the court decision is in their system.
Contact the USCIS by phone or online to schedule an appointment. You will have to bring a series of documents, such as a copy of your final order granting you lawful permanent resident status, your appointment confirmation, and a valid passport. If you don’t have a valid passport, you must bring two passport-style photos, so the USCIS can issue you a document as proof of your status.
You should receive your card within 30 days.
What are the requirements to apply for naturalization?
If you want to become a US citizen you have to apply for naturalization. You should do that as soon as you are eligible as this gives you many rights, including:
- The right to vote in federal elections
- The right to sponsor certain family members to come to the United States and you get priority processing
- The right to apply for federal jobs and become eligible for certain federal benefits, grants, and scholarships.
- If you have minor children and they are lawful permanent residents when you naturalize, they may automatically acquire citizenship.
Here are the requirements you must meet:
- Had lawful permanent resident status for at least 5 years
- Be at least 18 years of age when you submit your application (Form N-400)
- Demonstrate continuous residence in the US for at least 5 years
- Prove that you have been physically present in the US for at least 30 months out of those 5 years. If you have problems with that, contact a knowledgeable immigration lawyer to explain to you what types of documents you can use.
- Show that you are a person of good moral character. If you were convicted of certain offenses while in the US, seek counsel from seasoned Georgia immigration lawyers. Some convictions can be expunged or waived.
- Be able to read, write, and speak basic English.
- Have knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of US history, and the principles and form of government of the United States. You will have to take a civics test.
If you want to apply for citizenship or have any other immigration problems, schedule an appointment with a trustworthy lawyer at Kuck | Baxter Immigration LLC in Atlanta or their South Georgia office and get legal assistance as soon as possible.
365 Northridge Road
Atlanta, GA 30350
Tel : (404) 816-8611
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