Becoming A U.S. Citizen

It is possible to live one's entire life in the U.S. as a legal resident, but after living a number of years in the United States, many immigrants seek to become citizens of their adopted home. Whether you are motivated by patriotism, the desire to participate in America's elections, seeking to solidify your right to live in the same country as your family or for any other reason, we can help you apply for U.S. citizenship and work through the naturalization process in Austin.

The steps required to become a U.S. citizen do not happen overnight. In most cases, applicants must have lived in the United States for at least five years — that requirement is reduced to three years for residents married to U.S. citizens. While nearly all naturalization applicants are lawful permanent residents of the U.S., there are a small number of exceptions to this — The Tellez Law Firm, PLLC can help you determine whether you are eligible to apply. If you are not currently eligible for citizenship, we will identify the steps you can take to become eligible in Texas and elsewhere.

Once you have completed the application for U.S. citizenship, the final "test" is an interview with the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. This interview is usually conducted in English, though some exceptions are made for applicants with special needs. The Tellez Law Firm, PLLC will help prepare you for this interview so that you are confident and informed from the beginning of the naturalization petition process to the end.

Legal Help For Every Step Along The Way

The Tellez Law Firm, PLLC, is committed to helping you stay in the United States for as long or short a period as you desire, and we are thrilled to help our clients become naturalized U.S. citizens.

In the meantime, you may need other legal services while your citizenship status is in flux. We offer a wide range of services for immigrants, including:

Work With Lawyers Who Understand Your Needs

The attorneys at The Tellez Law Firm, PLLC represent clients who have immigrated to the United States from all over the world, and our goal is to keep your life running smoothly for as long as you would like to remain in this country.

To see how the Tellez Law Firm can help in your case, contact us online or call us at 512-774-6832 and schedule an initial consultation in our Austin, Texas, office.