Before You Get Started
How to Become a US Citizen: A Comprehensive Guide
Before you get started there are some things you should know about that could prevent you from becoming a U.S. Citizen. If any of the following MAY apply to you, be sure to speak with an immigration attorney.
● One of your parents became a U.S. citizen before you turned 18 years old. You may already be a U.S. citizen.
● You made trips out of the United States for more than six months
● You moved to another country since getting your green card
● You are in deportation or removal proceedings—or—you have been deported
● You haven’t filed your federal income taxes
● You haven’t supported your children
● You are male and did not register for the Selective Service between the ages of 18 and 26
● You are on probation or parole for a criminal conviction
● You have contradictory information on your application
● You lied or committed fraud to get your Green Card or you weren’t originally eligible for your
Green Card when you got it
● You have been arrested or convicted of a crime or you have committed a crime
● You lied or committed fraud to receive or to continue to receive public benefits
● You helped someone enter the United States illegally, even if it was a relative
● You claimed to be a U.S. citizen but you weren’t
● You have been charged with committing domestic violence, child abuse, or child neglect
● You have voted illegally in the United States
● You have made a living by illegal gambling
● You have been involved in prostitution
● You have been a habitually drunk, a drug abuser, or a drug addict
We can help you become a citizen
Attorney Steven Miller and the team at Affordable Immigration would be honored to represent you or a family member through the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.
Studies have shown, those in immigration court with a lawyer are much more likely to win their case than those without legal representation.