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Become an American Citizen With the Help of Our Team

Are you or one of your family members currently seeking citizenship in the United States? If so, our Hollywood, FL citizenship attorneys at Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A. are prepared to assist you. We are known for acting as dedicated, compassionate advocates to our clients, and we work hard to help you achieve your goal of citizenship.

The citizenship process can be very time-consuming and complex and there are many steps involved which can present roadblocks and obstacles. This is why having an lawyer on your side with years of experience in immigration law can make it easier.

Contact us online or call (888) 340-8424 for an initial consultation with a citzenship attorney at Garcia, Miranda, Gonzalez-Rua, P.A.

How to Apply for Citizenship in Florida

If you're eligible for citizenship, you can apply by:

  • Completing Form N-400. Send a copy of your green card and any required photos.
  • Pay fees.
  • If applicable, attend a biometrics appointment.
  • Attend the USCIS interview.
  • Receive a decision -- you may be “granted”, “continued”, or “denied”.
  • If you're “granted”, take the Oath of Allegiance.

You may complete Form N-400, Application for Naturalization online and you have the ability to check the case processing times or the status online as well. If you are in Florida need guidance with this process, feel free to reach out to our citizenship lawyer in Hollywood.

What Are the Requirements for American Citizenship?

If you are born in another country to parents who are citizens of the United States, you will automatically be considered a citizen. Likewise, if you are born in the United States you would be considered a citizen unless you are born to foreign parents who have diplomatic status. If you are not a citizen but are a legal resident of the United States and would like to gain citizenship, it is wise to work with a professional, knowledgeable immigration lawyer. Our firm can help prepare you for success in the citizenship process.

Citizenship may be acquired by:

  • Applying for a U.S. passport
  • Applying for a certificate of citizenship
  • Applying for naturalization

How Long Does Naturalization Take?

It takes nearly 2 years to become a U.S. citizen through the naturalization process in Florida. On average, it takes about 1 year the naturalization application to be processed. It may take shorter or longer depending on the circumstances of your case.

Below is an estimate of the naturalization timeline:

  • Application process: 12 months
  • Citizenship interview and exam: additional 4 months
  • Receiving decision: additional 0-4 months
  • Taking Oath of Allegiance: 0 to 1.5 months

Why Become a Citizen?

Becoming a U.S. citizen can change your life forever. If you are a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR), you may renew your green card as many times as you would like, however there are many advantages to becoming a citizen. For example, although LPRs receive benefits such as Medicare, they are required to pay expensive premiums, while U.S. citizens do you.

Below are more reasons why people may choose to become citizens:

  • You are protected from removal or deportation.

  • You can file petitions to reunite with family members.

  • You can travel with no restrictions.

  • You can vote.

  • You can work government jobs.

    Choose a Skilled Citizenship Attorney in Hollywood, FL

    If you are applying for citizenship and live in Florida, we can guide you through the initial application process as well as help you prepare for the interview. Every person who applies for citizenship must be tested on their ability to read and write English, as well as their knowledge of U.S. civics, government, and history. We are here for your ever step of the way.

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    If you are applying for U.S. citizenship in Florida, contact us at (888) 340-8424 for a consultation. Se habla Español!

    Client Testimonials

    • We felt it right away that he was the right person to handle our case.

      “My husband and I met Callan like a year ago, we had seen so many lawyers and we were not sure what to do, we didn't feel like any of those lawyers can help us, but meeting Callan was different, we felt it right away that he was the right person to handle our case. He always answered our questions, always explained every detail to us and the most important thing is that he was HONEST, we are so happy with our results. After almost 13 years my husband finally is a resident and we are forever grateful to him and his staff.”

      Yesica

    • Simply incredible!

      “Andoni Gonzalez Rua and his assistant Soledad, are simply incredible. The seriousness, integrity, experience, and effort they showed during the time my immigration process lasted was amazing. I thank Andoni Gonzalez Rua and his law firm forever because I could achieve my dream of getting my citizenship. Andoni and Soledad, highly recommended. Thank you!”

      J. A.

    • He is very knowledgable and professional.

      “Mr. Miranda is my current legal counsel for my complex immigration matter. It's an honor and so relieving to be his client. He is very knowledgable and professional when it comes to immigration matters. Being a former judge, he comes with extraordinary ski”

      Komel

    • I received my green card - THANK YOU!

      “I received my green card - THANK YOU!”

      Josnal

    • Grateful

      “Before meeting Mr. Garcia, I spoke to several attorneys that did not feel comfortable taking my case. Mr. Garcia took my case without hesitation even though the odds was against me. I was facing voter fraud and other charges. He never made me feel bad about making a huge mistake or I could possibly lose this case. He never gave up on this case and I honestly could never repay him. I know that God was with us, a miracle happened and we won the case. My family and I are so grateful!”

      S. B.

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    Helping You Achieve Your Immigration Goals The Legal Experience & Insight You Deserve

    At Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A., we have more than 50 years of combined legal experience to our name. Our team is comprised of legal professionals who draw on unique backgrounds – including former experience as an immigration prosecutor, immigration judge, and Managing Attorney of the CLS. We have prevailed in some of the toughest immigration matters due to our creativity, patience, and genuine compassion. We are truly invested in the success of your case.

    About Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A.

    Why Choose Us?

    • Former Judge & Prosecutor on Your Side

      Mr. Miranda is among a premier group of immigration attorneys with experience as a former immigration prosecutor, defense attorney, and judge.

    • Full-Service Immigration Law Firm

      We have extensive experience handling all types of immigration matters and can successfully represent you before various federal immigration agencies.

    • Over 50 Years of Combined Experience

      The team at Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, P.A. has more than 50 years of combined legal experience. We have the knowledge and ability to handle all types of immigration matters.

    • Serving Clients Throughout South Florida

      We have offices in Hollywood and Miami, Florida. No matter what your case involves, we can help guide your steps anywhere in the South Florida region.