The road to legal residence or citizenship in the United States is rarely an easy one. Varying categories of application and a host of regulations set forth by the U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (USCIS) can make the process confusing and fraught with tension.
Palacios Law Group was founded by Xavier Palacios, who earned a reputation for pioneering innovative trial strategies in federal immigration cases. Our lawyers understand the challenges that can characterize the immigration process, and they are ready to provide assertive, intelligent counsel and representation to help you as you seek to become an American citizen.
The process of obtaining a visa, or a permanent residency “green card,” will vary considerably based on your individual circumstances. A basic overview of the steps involved includes these milestones:
If you have had your green card for five years, you may be eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship. After it is determined that you meet basic eligibility requirements — including the ability to read, write and speak English at a basic level — you can participate in a 10-step naturalization process, which includes:
Our firm’s attorneys understand how urgent your immigration and citizenship matters can be. We work from our offices in Mineola serving clients in Suffolk County and Nassau County, as well as throughout New York. To receive a free consultation on how to apply for citizenship or a visa, call us at (631)673-1000 or send us a message through our online contact form.
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