6 Steps Toward Naturalization - Carlos Gamino

By Carlos Gamino

If you’re interested in becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States, there’s a significant process you must go through – and in many cases, it’s extremely helpful to work with a Milwaukee immigration lawyer who understands each step.

But what are the steps toward naturalization, and what will you have to do?

The 6 Steps Toward U.S. Naturalization

Your path toward U.S. citizenship includes applications, background checks and interviews. These are the six steps you’ll have to go through:

1. Find out if you’re eligible for naturalization. You can use the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Eligibility Worksheet to determine your status.

2. Fill out an Application for Naturalization and gather the necessary documentation. Your attorney can review all your documentation to ensure you have everything the USCIS needs.

3. Go to your biometrics appointment if USCIS says you need to.

4. Complete your interview. Your attorney can help you prepare for your naturalization interview. You may also want to review what you should bring to your immigration interview.

5. Wait for the USCIS’s decision, which will be granted, continued or denied. If your petition is granted, USCIS believes that the evidence in your record proves you’re eligible for naturalization. If it’s continued, USCIS may need more evidence or documentation or you may need to re-take the English or civics test. If it’s denied, that means the USCIS found the evidence in your record to establish that you aren’t eligible for naturalization.

6. Receive your notice to take the Oath of Allegiance and appear at your naturalization ceremony, where you’ll actually take the oath.

Do You Need to Talk to a Milwaukee Immigration Attorney?

If you’re interested in naturalization in the U.S., we may be able to help you. Call us at 414-383-6700 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a Milwaukee immigration lawyer. We can answer your questions, explain the process and help you begin moving forward.

Carlos Gamino