U.S. Legal Permanent Residents may elect to become U.S. Citizens and naturalize. This process allows eligible green card holders to apply for naturalization and undergo testing and an interview before swearing-in as a U.S. Citizen. We have assisted many people to reach their goal of U.S. Citizenship. Call or email with any questions you have. We are always happy to let you speak directly with an immigration expert.
As experienced U.S. immigration lawyers, Millar & Hayes Immigration Lawyers assists countless clients to gain entry into the United States - the right way. We can assess your situation and suggest an optimal legal strategy, which may or may not include a pardon. With knowledge, experience, and offices conveniently located on either side of the border we can help you to meet your immigration goals. If you are interested in learning more about Canadian pardons and waivers, contact us or schedule a consultation.
The following are requirements for eligibility for naturalization to U.S. citizenship:
• Must be 18 years old;
• Must be a resident continuously for 5 years (3 years if LPR status gained through marriage to a U.S. citizen and waived in some battery cases);
• Must have resided for 90 days in the state where the petition was filed;
• Must be physically present in the U.S.
• Must not be absent from the U.S. for a continuous period of more than a year. An absence of more than six months creates a presumption of abandonment. (There are limited exceptions to this rule for military duty and certain relatives of U.S. citizens.);
• Must be person of good moral character. (Certain criminal and other acts bar eligibility);
• Must be attached to the principles of the U.S. Constitution;
• Must be willing to bear arms or perform service on behalf of the U.S.;
• Must not be barred as a member of the Communist Party, a deserter during war time, or otherwise under the law.