Naturalization

Even if you are a long-term resident of the U.S. with green card status, U.S. citizenship provides you with significant rights. These include the ability to travel abroad without fear of jeopardizing your visa status, the right to vote, the ability to obtain a U.S. passport, the ability to hold certain federal jobs, protection against deportation or removal from the U.S., and the right to petition to obtain legal residency for your spouse, children, and brothers and sisters.

The firm of Steven C. Thal, P.A., helps people from around the world to achieve U.S. citizenship. Call us at 612-424-2942 Toll free: 800-265-7441 for a consultation. An attorney at the firm can explain the naturalization process, and how it can help you become a citizen of the United States.

Helping You Achieve Your Dream Of U.S. Citizenship

Steven C. Thal, P.A. will analyze your situation and advise you regarding the steps you need to take. The firm can assist and advise you at all stages of the naturalization process. The firm can:

  • Explain the citizenship process
  • Identify and evaluate potential obstacles to citizenship
  • Help you prepare the citizenship application
  • Coach you for the required citizenship test
  • Advise you regarding eligibility issues from any arrests or criminal convictions

A Careful Evaluation Of Your Situation

Becoming a U.S. citizen is a lifelong dream for many people. For some, however, the act of applying for citizenship can put their residency at risk, and in some cases, can even lead to deportation. If you were convicted of a crime abroad or if you have a criminal record in the U.S., in some circumstances you could lose your legal residency status. In cases such as these, you may be better off retaining your permanent resident status rather than applying for U.S. citizenship.

Steven C. Thal, P.A. can evaluate your situation and help you make the right decision.

Overcoming Obstacles To U.S. Citizenship

A criminal conviction in another country or in the U.S. can disqualify you for U.S. citizenship. Even something as simple as voting in a U.S. election can result in removal proceedings against you. The firm can identify potential obstacles to citizenship and, depending on the circumstances, help you overcome these obstacles.

Steven C. Thal, P.A. understands how to use the law to help you achieve your immigration dream. Working with criminal defense attorneys, for example, attorney Steven C. Thal may be able to obtain mitigation in your sentence or vacation of your record, or seek another basis on which to prepare a waiver application.