South Florida Attorneys Establishing U.S. Citizenship
Guidance from Our Qualified Immigration Lawyer Serving Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe counties
Becoming a citizen through naturalization is a process in which a non-U.S. citizen voluntarily becomes an American citizen.
United States Citizens:
- Owe their allegiance to the United States of America
- Are entitled to its protection.
- Should exercise their rights and responsibilities as citizens.If have questions about becoming a United States Citizen, Dream Team Law can help.
Dream Team Law is a Coral Gables-based law firm that can help you achieve your citizenship goals with a dedicated, experienced, and knowledgeable staff. Dream Team Law will make every effort to make your path to United States Citizenship as simple as possible.
Let’s start with the definition of an American Citizen. The Library of Congress defines American Citizenship as All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside.
A person born overseas to parents who are United States citizens is automatically a citizen.
How to become a Citizen of the United States of America.
United States Citizenship is a lengthy and sometimes tedious process. While there are pathways to citizenship that you can DIY or “Do It Yourself,” it is recommended that you hire or seek advice from a qualified immigration attorney. Dream Team Law is the Miami firm that can help.
Some of the things you need to be aware of when applying for United States Citizenship.
- Have had a Permanent Resident (Green) Card for at least five years, or at least three years if you’re filing as the spouse of a U.S. citizen.
- You must renew your Permanent Resident Card before applying for citizenship if:
- Your card will expire within six months of applying, or
- Your card has already expired.
- You can apply for naturalization before you receive your new Green Card. But, you’ll need to submit a photocopy of the receipt for your Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, when you receive it.
- Meet specific eligibility requirements. To see if you’re eligible, click on the link that is most similar to your situation. Some conditions may include being:
- At least 18 years old when you apply
- Able to read, write, and speak basic English
- Of good moral character
- Go through the 10-step naturalization process, which includes:
- Taking the U.S. Naturalization Test and having a personal interview. Note: The civics portion of the test has changed.
- If you applied for naturalization after December 1, 2020, you must take the 2020 version of the civics test.
- If you filed for naturalization before December 1, 2020, you must take the 2008 version of the civics test.
A Compassionate & Experienced Advocate
At Dream Team Law, we know that no two Immigration cases are the same. We are a family law firm; not a factory. We take pride in develpoing a personal relationship with all of our clients.
Vannessa Diaz and her team of Dream Team Law associates will work with you and decide on the best and quickest way for your citizen path.
You can depend on our Dream Team and all of our Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe county staff to help with any immigration questions. At Dream Team Law we want to help you achieve your American Dream and who better to help you than Dream Team Law.
South Florida Green Card Lawyers
Immigration Attorney Serving Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties.
People who want to obtain a green card can benefit from the legal immigration service of Dream Team Law legal. A “green card,” or permanent resident card, allows an individual the legal right to work and remain in the United States as a permanent resident. The length of the right live and work in the US is about ten years. The green card holder must follow and adhere to all Green Card/VISA terms or face possible deportation.
To learn more, contact our firm to discuss your case. We can help aspiring United States citizens throughout South Florida.
Green Card Renewal
If you are readt to renew your green card, we can help you apply through the appropriate government agency. The immigration law allows green cardholders a chance to apply for U.S. citizenship. It’s important to have representation from an experienced, knowledgeable, and qualified immigration attorney. We assist clients with applications, interviews, and obtaining United States citizenship. We are dedicated to helping our clients throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties
Green Card & Immigration Law Attorney in South Florida
Several factors can make a person eligible to apply for permanent resident status, including their employment, familial circumstances, or desire to seek asylum. We stay current on all changes, amendments, or recent immigration laws and are dedicated to helping green card applicants acquire their lawful permanent resident (LPR) status.
Depending on the type of application, it can take months and more likely years for a green card to be issued. Somethings are out of our control, but we will do everything we can to make your waiting period, and ultimately, your path to citizenship as short as possible.
A non-resident or foreign citizen who wishes to gain their Lawful Permanent Status may apply based on:
- A current family member who is already a U.S Citizen.
- Employment-based immigration through the help of a U.S. employer who submits a labor certification application called a PERM (Program Electronic Review Management) with the U.S. Department of labor. (This needs our help)
- Granted a Diversity Immigration Lottery visa.
- If you can show significant financial investment in the United States
- American Indian born in Canada.
At Dream Team Law, we can review and prepare your green card application documents and represent you with USCIS. After all, who better to help you achieve the American Dream than Dream Team Law.
For a personal consultation to discuss your case, call our offices today.
An immigration or consular officer may decide you are inadmissible or ineligible for immigration. Dream Team Law understands and knows that this can be frustrating, but it’s what we do. We help clients overcome application and petition denials, and we want to do the same for you. After all, who better to help you achieve the American Dream than Dream Team Law
In some cases, officers will disregard specific inadmissibility grounds if the applicant obtains a waiver with Form I-601. Our South Florida legal team will work with you to determine whether a waiver will accomplish moving past an inadmissible or ineligible status.
Waivers are time-sensitive. Call our I-601 waiver attorney at 844-400-TEAM to schedule your consultation.
But first, what is a Waiver of Inadmissibility?
Your Visa or Green Card application may be denied based on grounds of inadmissibility. However, some of these factors can be dismissed with a waiver. A waiver application is a request for United States Citizenship and Immigragion Services (USCIS) to forgive your inadmissibility.
You might be able be able to file a waiver for the following grounds of inadmissibility:
- (e.g. infectious or communicable disease of “public health significance,” not showing proof of vaccination, drug abuse or addiction, you cannot have a condition that may pose a threat to others.
- Crime – No criminals. – You simply have to be a good and upstanding person.
- Security – No terrosists or other instances where you may be seen as a threat to Homeland Security
- Public charge – You will not be what’s know as a “public charge”. In other words, you won’t live off of the Government.
- Labor certifications/qualifications – This is kind of a big deal and there are many factors involved, so if you are unsure of how the Labor certifications and qualifications affect you, please give us a call.
- Unlawful presence or entry – You must have come to the U.S legally.
Who Can File Waivers of Inadmissibility?
As with most questions asked of an attorney, the answer is usually, “It Depends”. That’s the same with a Waiver of Inadmissibility. To file the Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility (Form I-601) depends on the type of immigration benefit, current status, and your specific grounds of inadmissibility or ineligibility.
You may be able to obtain relief through a waiver for most grounds of inadmissibility if you are an applicant for:
- Temporary Protected Status
- A green card (Current T non-immigrant visa holder)
- A green card (Current Special Immigrant Juvenile or youth)
If you are applying for a green card, relief under the Violence Againsy Woman Act (VAWA) , a K or V nonimmigrant visa, or an immigrant visa, you may be able to obtain a waiver of inadmissibility as well. Each class has its own restrictions, and our Dream Team Law attorneys can help you understand what is best for your individual circumstances.
Contact Our I-601 Dream Team Lawyer Today
If your entry, visa, or green card application was denied, we may be able to help you file a waiver of inadmissibility. At Dream Team Law we know how important your immigration status is. After all, who better to help you achieve the American Dream than Dream Team Law.