Naturalization and U.S. Citizenship Services

Filing for Naturalization to become a U.S. Citizen is an exciting time for individuals and families. If you or your family member has been a U.S. Permanent Resident  for four and a half years, you are eligible to file for U.S. Citizenship 90 days prior to one’s 5th year anniversary as a Permanent Resident. There is one exception, if you received your U.S. Permanent Resident Status through marriage, at the two and half year mark you may prepare to naturalize and file 90 days before the 3rd year anniversary of being a Permanent Resident.

When is it Dangerous to File for U.S. Citizenship? During the first five years of becoming a U.S. Permanent Resident, one needs to maintain strong character to avoid your N-400 application being denied. Furthermore, if an N-400 applicant has been convicted of a crime, and has not consulted with an experienced Immigration Lawyer to determine immigration consequences; an application for N-400 should not be filed yet.

Filing for naturalization with any minor or major criminal infraction may result in one’s case being referred to a U.S. Immigration Judge to initiate Deportation & Removal proceedings. Our immigration lawyers determine the U.S. immigration consequences for clients who have a minor or major criminal history, to avoid any possible complications in the N-400 application process.

Our experienced lawyers and legal staff review the following information which directly impacts the success of applying to become a U.S. Citizen:    

  • Travel history
  • Immigration history
  • Criminal Certified Court Records & Dispositions; and
  • Character Evidence in Support of N-400 approval

We invite you to Contact our lawyers today for a video or in person office consultation at or you may call/text us at our scheduling line (703) 829-5881 between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm EST.