Former Immigration Judge Helping You Achieve the American Dream

Hollywood, FL Citizenship Attorney

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.

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 to Apply for Citizenship

If you are eligible for citizenship, you can apply by:

  • Completing the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Submit a copy of your green card and any required photos.
  • Pay the fees.
  • If applicable, attend the biometrics appointment.
  • Attend the interview with USCIS.
  • Receive a decision from USCIS. You may be “granted”, “continued”, or “denied”.
  • If you are “granted”, then you will get a notice to take the Oath of Allegiance.
You may complete Form N-400 online and you have the ability to check the case processing times or the status online as well. If you need guidance, feel free to reach out to our citizenship lawyer in Hollywood.

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

    We can guide you through the initial application process as well as help you prepare for the interview which you will need to go through. Every person who applies for citizenship must be tested on your ability to read and write English, as well as your knowledge of U.S. civics, government, and history.

    Give us a call at (888) 340-8424 to set up a consultation with a citizenship lawyer in Hollywood, FL. Se habla Español!

    Client Testimonials

    • A man with good heart.

      “Thank you for your comment with all your understanding and support. It is very important to understand feelings of clients, not only to solve their problems as a lawyer but as a man with good heart. Even if I posted question with different title, and not about immigration case, you still gave me advise.”

      Former Client

    • My family and I can't thank you enough for your dedication to immigration law.

      “I thank God in the first place for what He has done for me. And thank you Attorney Garcia for taking care of my case. I am very grateful for all the hard work you did on my immigration case. My family and I can't thank you enough for your dedication to immigration law. Thank you so much for representing me in my case in which was very complicated and for preventing me from being deported. I am now a U.S. Citizen and I am proud to be. Keep up the good work and may God bless you and your staff.”

      Hermith J.

    • Mr. Garcia is the best!

      “Mr. Garcia is the best! Always one phone call away to answer any questions you may have and knows how to calm all your fears with his signature "you will be fine" line when he senses your anxiety. After every conversation with him I felt at ease. The entire staff at Garcia, Miranda and Gonzalez-Rua go above and beyond to meet your needs. Extremely competent people who build your confidence and take all steps to ensure your success. It was a pleasure having them cater to my immigration needs. Thank you Mr. Garcia you are truly an angel.”

      Yanique H.

    • Trustworthy, effective and got the job done.

      “Very good service and professionalism. Pedro Miranda and company is trustworthy, effective and got the job done.”

      Andres

    • I am very grateful to him.

      “I had a lot of anxiety and sleepless nights because my case was so complicated and I had been through 6 or 7 other lawyers before I found Mr. Garcia. I am very grateful to him because he worked hard and everything was resolved positively. I highly recommend Mr Garcia and his firm, they have changed my life!”

      Milkala

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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.