Areas of Practice

Citizenship and Naturalization

Naturalization is the process of applying to become a U.S. citizen. At the Law Office of Brian A. Seyfried and Nestor Vicario, we understand the importance of what it means to become a United States citizen and the privileges conferred such as being able to vote in elections in the United States and also to petition for family members.

In general, four conditions usually have to be met in order to qualify for naturalization:

  • Be a lawful permanent resident for at least five years (but in some cases three years)
  • Have a continuous physical presence in the United States for the defined period of time
  • Be deemed to have good moral character and to have abided by the laws of our country
  • Pass tests proving ability to read, write, and speak English (certain exemptions may apply) and successfully complete an exam on United States history, civics and government

At the Law Office of Brian A. Seyfried and Nestor Vicario, our attorneys represent clients with straightforward naturalization cases and we also represent clients with previous charges or convictions to afford our clients the best possible chances of success and, moreover, that filing for naturalization will not result in deportation. We also help those whose naturalization cases have become subject to long delays or whose cases have been denied in error by the government.