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Naturalization Tips for Immigrants

M Mathew Law Firm, PLLC Nov. 2, 2023

The naturalization process, while rewarding, can be overwhelming with its requirements and regulations. It’s not uncommon for people to feel lost or unsure of what they need to do next to make progress in the system. With the help of an experienced immigration attorney, you can get a better handle on where you are in the process and what steps you can take to move forward. 

As an immigrant myself, I take great pride in helping individuals and families find their way through the naturalization process on their way toward a bright and exciting new chapter in their lives. If you are in need of assistance in the naturalization process or immigration law, contact me at M Mathew Law Firm, PLLC to schedule a consultation. From my location in Dallas, Texas, I serve clients in Richardson, Lewisville, Irving, Farmers Branch, Grand Prairie, Garland, and Mesquite. 

File as Soon as You Are Eligible 

Wasting time doesn’t help speed up the process. As soon as you are legally eligible to apply for naturalization, getting the process started is in your best interest. Contact an immigration attorney to begin the process. 

Be On Time for Meetings 

Timeliness is of the essence. If you fail to report to your appointments on time, you run the risk of experiencing significant delays in the process or facing deportation. Your place in the immigration process is important, so making it a priority to be on time for your meetings is important as well. 

Bring the Required Documentation 

Few things can result in your naturalization being delayed like failing to provide the required documentation at the proper time. Be sure you have the right documents and submit them at the appropriate time. 

During the naturalization process, you will need to provide the following documentation: 

  • Your N-400 application 

  • A copy of your green card (front and back) 

  • Two passport photos 

  • Money for your filing fee 

  • A copy of any criminal history (certified by the court) 

  • Proof that you have paid (or are paying) all taxes owed to the IRS 

  • Proof that you are still married to your U.S. citizen spouse (if you are applying for naturalization after three years of marriage) 

  • Any other documentation specified by the USCIS 

Failure or inability to provide any of the documents listed above when required to do so can result in delays in the process or even deportation. 

Don’t Violate Laws That Affect Your Status 

Whether you are in the U.S. legally due to a visa, a work permit, or a green card, you must be careful not to break any laws that would directly affect your status or endanger your place in the naturalization process. 

Prepare for Your Interview 

Your USCIS interview is one of the most important aspects of the naturalization process. Doing your homework and preparing yourself for the interview can go a long way toward not only helping you feel more comfortable and confident but also preparing you to perform well and have a successful interview.  

Get the Strong Legal Guidance You Need 

Don’t attempt to find your way through the complex naturalization process. Having help from a knowledgeable immigration attorney with years of experience leading others through the same process can provide you with the reliable direction you need. If the tips covered in this article are helpful, working with an immigration attorney will be even more of a benefit. 

At M Mathew Law Firm, PLLC, I am ready to help you find the right path to make the complicated naturalization process as smooth as possible. Let me take some of the load off of your shoulders as we work together to move through the process one step at a time. If you are looking for help with the naturalization process or other immigration issues, contact me today to schedule a consultation. I proudly serve individuals and families in the greater Dallas, Texas area, as well as Mesquite, Garland, Grand Prairie, Farmers Branch, Irving, Lewisville, and Richardson.