San Francisco & Benicia Citizenship Law Firm

Geri Kahn is an experienced citizenship attorney helping others achieve their goal of becoming United States citizens. With law offices in San Francisco and Benicia, the Law Office of Geri N. Kahn will work tirelessly to prepare a comprehensive application that meets the high standards of the immigration system. From the initial consultation to developing an immigration plan to meet the challenges of the citizenship and naturalization process, we will be by your side every step of the way.

San Francisco and Benicia naturalization law firm

Citizenship and Naturalization Law Firm in San Francisco and Benicia

Becoming a U.S. citizen through naturalization requires individuals to meet specific criteria that are determined by the United States government. With a naturalization process that involves demonstrating eligibility, preparing documentation, completing the interview and passing the U.S. citizenship test, there are many barriers to overcome.

Primary Requirements for Achieving Naturalization

To apply for citizenship, individuals must meet one of the following standards:

  • A permanent U.S. resident for at least five years.
  • A permanent resident married to a U.S. citizen for at least three years.
  • A child under age 18 with a naturalized parent.

In addition to meeting these requirements, adults must also be at least 18 years of age, of good moral character – and able to read, write and speak basic English. (It may be possible in some circumstances to seek a disability waiver of the English and history requirements.) If eligibility is met, individuals can submit a naturalization form and begin the process.

Immigration Lawyer for Many Types of Citizenship Issues

Many foreign citizens encounter hurdles in their attempts to become naturalized, including an application denial. Geri and her legal team work closely with clients to find a resolution, whether with criminal convictions issues, denial appeals, or qualifications for serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Common Questions About Citizenship Law

Applicants for naturalization must be physically present in the U.S. for at least half of the qualifying period of three or five years. In addition, you must maintain your primary place of residence in the U.S. for the entire qualifying period.

Individuals with a criminal record can be disqualified if they have not shown good moral character. Various crimes can disqualify or delay citizenship, but a citizenship lawyer can analyze your individual circumstances and look for a solution.

A naturalization interview usually takes about 20–30 minutes.

Get Help With Citizenship From a Naturalization Lawyer

The Law Office of Geri N. Kahn helps those seeking representation during the citizenship process. If you need legal assistance with an immigration issue, we are here to help. Call our San Francisco office at (415) 397-5446 or our Benicia office at (707) 746-1813, or request a legal consultation now.

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