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If you're looking to obtain US Citizenship or Naturalization, our team of experienced attorneys and legal professionals can assist you every step of the way. We are knowledgeable about all the necessary procedures and laws and can prepare you for your interviews and represent you during the immigration process.

With 30 knowledgeable attorneys and professional legal staff and 15 + years of experience, our team will walk you through the US citizenship or naturalization process.We know all the procedures and substantive law to process your citizenship and naturalization application successfully. We prepare you for your Citizenship and Naturalization interview and we represent you at your immigration interview as well.


At Dalbir Singh and Associates, P.C. we understand that obtaining citizenship and naturalization can be a complicated process. That's why we have helped thousands of individuals and families achieve their immigration goals with the assistance of our experienced attorneys. Our compassionate and knowledgeable team is equipped to handle all aspects of the process, from preparing the required forms to reviewing supporting documents, to ensure that you can overcome any obstacles that may arise in your journey towards becoming a US citizen.

Contact Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C. today! Call 212.428.2000 to arrange a consultation. We speak English, हिंदी, ગુજરાતી, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ , বাংলা, and Español.


Requirements for US Citizenship through naturalization are as follows:

  • You must be at least 18 years old when you file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.

  • You must be a lawful permanent resident and hold a Green Card.

  • Prove continuous permanent residence in the US for at least five years or three years if you are married to a US citizen and can prove a bona fide marriage for three years.

  • Prove that you have been physically present in the US for at least 30 out of 60 months before filing Form N-400 or 18 out of 36 months if you are married to a US citizen.

  • Lived in the state or USCIS district where you claim residence for at least three months.

  • Show evidence of good moral character for a minimum of five years before filing Form N-400 or three years if you are married to a US citizen.

  • Be committed to the principles and ideals of the US Constitution.

  • Have the ability to speak, read, and write basic English.

  • Have knowledge and understanding of US history and form of government.

  • Take an Oath of Allegiance


To apply for citizenship through naturalization, you must:

  • Obtain a green card (lawful permanent residency)

  • Complete Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

  • File Form N-400 along with the necessary documents

  • Complete Form N-600, to apply for automatic citizenship through your parents.

  • Attend biometrics appointment

  • Attend an official interview with a USCIS officer

  • Receive the USCIS decision

  • Complete Form N-445, Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony

  • Take an Oath of Allegiance


Advantages of being a US citizen include:

  • Automatic citizenship for your children if they are lawful permanent residents under the age of 18.

  • The ability to file petitions for family members to receive a green card.

  • The right to vote.

  • Travel without restrictions

  • Protection from deportation

  • Eligibility to work in positions with the US government.

USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) is the federal agency in charge of overseeing lawful immigration in the United States.

USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) is the federal agency in charge of overseeing lawful immigration in the United States.

You have two opportunities to meet the civics and English requirements for the naturalization test. If you fail part of it, you will be tested on the same portion again within 60 to 90 days after your initial interview.

It typically takes between eight and 12 months to process Form N-400. USCIS may schedule an additional interview or request additional information. Check your case status online using your receipt number.

If your case is taking longer than the usual amount of time, you can submit a case inquiry.

In certain circumstances, you can seek a mandamus in federal court or de novo review when USCIS unreasonably and unlawfully delays your naturalization.

It typically takes between nine and 14 months to process Form N-600. You may be asked for additional information or invited for a second interview. If processing takes longer than usual, check your status, or submit a case inquiry.

Most naturalization applicants must be permanent residents for five years before being eligible to naturalize.

Spouses of US citizens and people who obtained green cards as abused spouses under VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) are eligible to naturalize after having their green cards for three years.

If you honorably served in the US armed forces for one year, you may be eligible to apply for naturalization.

You can file your naturalization application 90 days prior to reaching the required time frame. For example, if you are applying under the five-year rule, you may submit your N-400 application after being a permanent resident for four years and nine months and 3 days.

The decision on your asylum status can take up to 180 days from the date you submitted your application.

To apply for US citizenship, you must establish good moral character prior to your naturalization application.

USCIS may look at conduct beyond the one-, three- or five-year period to determine whether you have demonstrated reformed behavior from an earlier period.

If you were ever convicted of murder or if you were convicted of an aggravated felony after November 29, 1990, you are permanently barred from naturalization. Contact the knowledgeable immigration attorneys at Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C. who understand how criminal convictions may affect your naturalization.

Depending on the scenarios listed in the instructions to Form N-400, you should bring original documents to your naturalization interview. These may include:

  • Birth certificate

  • Marriage certificate

  • Divorce certificate

  • Final adoption certificate

  • Court orders/decrees

  • Court-certified arrest reports

  • Evidence of child support

  • Probation/parole records

  • Tax Returns

  • Green Card

  • Current & Old Passports

At Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C. we will be by your side during every step of the naturalization process to answer any questions you may have regarding the process, or the documents needed.

No, there is not a limit of how many times you can apply for naturalization. However, you must pay the filing fee for Form N-400, each time you submit it.

If you are a Green Card holder, you have permanent residence in the US, which means you have no travel restrictions.

However, you should take into consideration:

  • Your physical presence and continuous residence requirements

  • The need to attend three appointments during the naturalization process: the biometrics appointment, the naturalization interview and the oath ceremony.

To decrease the risk of your naturalization application being denied due to ignoring appointment notices or the need to reschedule appointments, consult an experienced immigration attorney to help you through the process.

You will still become a naturalized US citizen if your Green Card has expired assuming you otherwise qualify.

Nevertheless, it is recommended that lawful permanent residents should have valid unexpired proof of lawful permanent residence. For assistance on the renewal of your green card and simultaneously filing naturalization, contact the knowledgeable immigration attorneys at Dalbir Singh and associates.

You can submit USCIS forms on your own without an attorney. Nowadays, dealing with USCIS is an adversarial process.

However, at Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C. a knowledgeable and experienced attorney will handle the process for you from start to finish, to ensure paperwork is submitted correctly, appointments are set and kept, and nothing unexpected stands in the way of your application approval.

At Dalbir Singh and Associates, P.C. we will:

  • Help you file all necessary forms.

  • Explain your immigration options and offer advice at every stage.

  • Work to remove obstacles that stand in the way of your US citizenship.

  • Help you prepare for the naturalization test.

  • Communicate with USCIS about your case.

*Disclaimer: This content is an attorney advertisement. Prior successful results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case. It is essential to consult with qualified legal professionals to understand your specific circumstances and legal options.

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