Immigration Attorney in Metro Washington, DC
Experienced Legal Counsel for Citizenship Applications
If you are considering applying for U.S. citizenship, you want an experienced lawyer to walk you through the process, one who understands what needs to be done and can help you identify your options. You want an attorney who will keep you continually informed about the status of your case and will provide you with a realistic assessment of your chances for success.
At Cape Immigration Law Group, PLLC, in Alexandria, we provide comprehensive legal counsel to individuals throughout Northern Virginia and Washington DC area. We understand the importance of interpreting all of the statutory requirements for a citizenship application before it is filed and making certain that there are no risk factors before the application is submitted. We provide a high level of personal attention to all of our clients, making certain your questions are answered and you are always aware of the status of your case. Contact our offices to arrange a confidential consultation to discuss your concerns about citizenship.
Under U.S. immigration law, if you have held a green card for 5 years or have held a green card for 3 years and been married to an American citizen for those 3 years, you can apply for U.S. citizenship. There are several requirements for getting your citizenship application approved.
- You must have good moral character. You may be prevented from obtaining U.S. citizenship if you have a criminal record, if you have unpaid child support, or if you have failed to file tax returns, among other things.
- You must have continuous residence in the United States.
- You must pass an exam on American history and government.
- You must have some proficiency with the English language.
At Cape Immigration Law Group, PLLC, we will work with you at every stage of the process. We will carefully examine your background to help you determine whether there is anything that might negatively affect your application, including your criminal record, judgments, taxes owed and even failure to complete selective service registration. We will make certain that all necessary filings are timely made and can appear as your representative in any hearings that are required.
For experienced counsel in immigration matters, including applications for citizenship, contact our offices to schedule a confidential consultation. We are conveniently located two miles from Reagan International Airport, close to the Washington, DC Metro area.