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Albuquerque Citizenship Attorneys

You Can Become a U.S. Citizen

For many people, entering the United States with a Green Card or for employment is only the first leg of their immigration journey. The ultimate goal is to become a United States citizen through the naturalization process. If this is your objective as an immigrant in New Mexico, then let Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A. and our Albuquerque immigration lawyers be of assistance.

The path to citizenship is often twisted with legal complications. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not tried to make it an easy process, either. The difficulties you can encounter are varied and many if you are not familiar with the law and application procedures. With us on your side, though, you can be confident with every test, application, interview, and so forth.

Start the road to citizenship now. Call (505) 405-4550.

Citizenship Requirements

Not everyone can become a United States citizenship. In fact, most immigrants and foreign nationals will never have the opportunity due to numerous restrictions. As trusted citizenship attorneys in Albuquerque who have helped more than 38,000 clients across four decades of legal service – many of those clients with families and origins just across the border of Mexico – we can tell you how to become eligible for citizenship through naturalization, or if other immigration processes would be more beneficial to you now.

To qualify for U.S. citizenship, you must:

  • Have a Green Card for five years or more; spouses of U.S. citizens need to have a Green Card for only at least three years
  • Be 18 years of age or older unless you have been officially adopted by a U.S. citizen
  • Be capable of reading, writing, and speaking basic English
  • Be considered a person of “good moral character” by trustworthy peers or parties

Importantly, you must also take and pass a U.S. naturalization test, which will cover a range of topics, including but not limited to basic U.S. history. When your test is completed and passed, you will be interviewed by an USCIS member for a personal assessment. Our attorneys can help direct you to useful resources when studying for the exam and preparing for your interview, as well as lend our insight as citizenship lawyers with 40+ years of experience assisting immigrants and legal permanent residents in New Mexico.

Why Should You Become a U.S. Citizen?

If obtaining citizenship is a difficult process, then why should you go through it? We believe all of the many benefits of being a U.S. citizen makes the effort well worth it, especially if you simplify the process with our help.

As a U.S. citizen, you will enjoy being able to:

  • Vote in federal elections
  • Apply to federal job positions
  • Win certain elected titles
  • Sponsor immigrant family members through family immigration applications
  • Petition for citizenship of your foreign children
  • Obtain a U.S. passport and travel with it

Today, A Client – Tomorrow, A Citizen

The truth is that you can never become a U.S. citizen if you don’t take the first step towards naturalization. While we know that this process can be intimidating and frustrating, our Albuquerque citizenship lawyers would like to show you that it does not need to be. We can guide you through the naturalization process, help you fill out applications correctly, and complete your naturalization test without missing any important deadlines.

Find out more about our services. Contact our firm online.

Real Stories from Real Immigrants

Let Us Help You Tell Your Immigrant Story
  • “Stephen - You took me in, a complete stranger, and heard my longing for this young man, Anderson F., to be able to stay and live in America. and I will forever be grateful for your kindness and care. ...”

    - Reina C.
  • “My family immigrated to the United States on a long-term business visa to buy a home, start a business and educate our children. The relations between the USA and the country we immigrated from soured ...”

    - The Reyhani’s
  • “It’s my absolute pleasure to recommend Mr. Stephen H. Davis, as a lawyer for any immigration legal needs you may have. Mr. Davis is very professional and extremely knowledgeable in immigration law. He ...”

    - Simone A.
  • - R.C.
  • “I had the chance to visit Maney Gordon Immigration office on Hoover Boulevard and met Attorney Ana (The Boss) and then the amazing Chelsea Nowel who showed a well understanding to my Asylum case. You ...”

    - Ammar Z.

Why Choose Maney | Gordon | Zeller?

  • We Have Nine Offices Across the U.S. Dedicated to Your American Dream
  • We Are Licensed to Practice Law at the United States Supreme Court Level
  • We Are Licensed to Practice Law in Sixteen States & Four Countries
  • We Have Board-Certified* Immigration Specialists on Our Legal Team
  • We Have Served Hopeful Immigrants for Over 40 Consecutive Years
  • We Are Nationwide Authorities on the Law & Politics of Immigration
Contact Our Firm Today We've Helped Thousands of Individuals Just Like You

Our immigration lawyers are dedicated to excellence and are committed to going above and beyond for our clients to obtain the outcome that they deserve. Whether you are an employer or an individual, you will receive the legal assistance that you need in your pursuit of legal immigration into the U.S.