Helping You Obtain Citizenship

For many of our clients, becoming a legal citizen is a long-time goal. At the Law Office of Isaias Torres, we assist individuals with citizenship and naturalization processes. With more than 40 years of experience, we have a detailed understanding of the qualifications and procedures for obtaining citizenship.

Understanding The Qualifications

There are a number of ways to become a United States citizen, and all are dependent upon your specific circumstances — such as your age, the lawful status of your parents, and if you are married.

There are several requirements you must meet in order to apply for citizenship, including:

  • Establish legal permanent residency
  • Have lived in the U.S. for five years
  • Must be physically present in the U.S. for at least 30 months of the five-year period
  • You must continuously reside within the U.S. from the date of filing until granted naturalization
  • Be literate and able to read, write and speak English
  • Pass a civics history test
  • Demonstrate good moral character
  • Pledge allegiance to the U.S. Constitution
  • Be 18 years or older

If you are a spouse of a U.S. citizen, you must:

  • Have lived in the U.S. for three years
  • Your spouse must be a U.S. citizen during the full three years
  • You must be physically present in the U.S. for 18 months out of the three years

There are different qualifications for individuals who have served with the U.S. government and for individuals married to citizens employed by the government.

A skilled lawyer will help you understand what is required for citizenship and will help you navigate the naturalization process.

Fighting To Make Dreams Become Reality

Obtaining citizenship through the naturalization process has many benefits. You will be able to vote, sponsor other family members for legal residency, travel with a U.S. passport, hold a position in public office and obtain protections of the U.S. government while abroad. If you would like to take advantage of these benefits, email us to set up a consultation. Call our Houston office at 713-364-0481 to speak with one of our experienced immigration attorneys. We serve individuals and families throughout Texas with all immigration needs.