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Naturalization

Helping people just like you become U.S. Citizens

Naturalization is the process by which a person who was not born in the United States voluntarily becomes a U.S. citizen. The decision to become a U.S. citizen is a big step. It can be one of the proudest moments in a person’s life. And becoming a citizen should be a joyful process, one that is free of stress and uncertainty.At Ponce Law Firm, P.C., we can advise you on what is needed to help you become a U.S. citizen. From filing the Form N-400 to attending a naturalization ceremony, we will help you through the naturalization process every step of the way.

What are the benefits to becoming a citizen?

Are you undecided as to whether you want to become a U.S. citizen? Although the Constitution and laws of the United States give many rights to citizens and noncitizens alike, some rights are only for citizens:

  • Bringing family members to the United States
  • Voting in federal elections (and most state elections)
  • Obtaining citizenship for children born abroad
  • Traveling with a U.S. passport
  • Becoming an elected official

Am I eligible to become a U.S. Citizen?

To become U.S. citizens, people must meet certain naturalization requirements. In addition to complicated residency and presence requirements, an applicant must:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time they file for citizenship
  • Be a person of good moral character
  • Demonstrate an attachment to the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution
  • Be able to read, write and speak basic English
  • Have a basic understanding of U.S. history and government
  • Take an oath of allegiance to the United States

Why do I need an attorney to become a Citizen?

Although many people have succeeded in completing their naturalization applications and becoming U.S. citizens without a lawyer, many do not. The naturalization process is deceptively tricky and can quickly deteriorate if it is not handled correctly. Filling out the application incorrectly can cause delays in processing and result in denial of your application. Even worse, individuals who are denied naturalization due to improperly filed applications can be placed in removal proceedings.

Our attorney, Griselda Ponce, can help guide you through the application process. She can help you determine whether you meet the eligibility requirements and ensure that paperwork is filled out completely and correctly, thereby giving you a better chance of having your application approved.

Call us before you submit your application

If you are in the Austin, Texas, area, email us or call us at 512-454-7700 to have an experienced immigration law attorney make sure your path to U.S. citizenship is smooth.

Offering Comprehensive Immigration Services And Solutions

No two immigration matters are the same; each has its own objective, its own family dynamic and its own governmental red tape. With every case, we never lose sight of what is on the line. That is why we treat each case, including yours, just as importantly as if it was our own.

We offer comprehensive immigration representation. When you retain our firm to represent you, we will walk you through every step of what you can expect to happen in your immigration matter, from family petitions to removal defense to naturalization proceedings and more.

Protecting your rights from the start

Do not sit on your rights or delay in bringing your case to a qualified attorney. Immigration law is highly detailed and reliant on deadlines and timing. We can make sure you know what needs to be done and when it needs to be done, helping you and your family get to a better place in life.

You do not have to face this alone. In Griselda Ponce, you have a lawyer who has your back. Call us at 512-454-770 or contact us online to schedule a consultation and pave the path to a more secure future.

We understand how stressful immigration issues can be

Your future is unknown and your life feels out of control. On top of that, the immigration process can be long and complex; one error or a missing form could result in your application being rejected.

Attorney Griselda Ponce has dedicated her career to helping people just like you navigate the tricky waters of immigration law to reach a brighter future.

Our firm will work to minimize your stress by giving you a clear understanding of the process and what to expect. Our clients trust us to make sure every detail of their case is covered.

We will work hard to make sure your case is handled properly the first time.