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United States Citizenship and Naturalization Lawyers

United States Citizenship and Naturalization Lawyers


Gupta & Trujillo's immigration lawyers can assist you in completing your immigration process and becoming a United States Citizen. 

Once you obtain citizenship through the naturalization process, you are no longer subject to deportation or removal as you could be as a legal permanent resident or as an individual in any other immigrant status.  Gupta & Trujillo's experienced immigration attorneys will guide you through the process, prepare your citizenship application and file all necessary documents, and will assist you at your interview.

The process of obtaining United States typically begins  once you obtain a green card, permanent residence.  Once you obtain your green card you may apply for naturalization (United States citizenship) after a certain amount of time has passed:

  • If you got your legal permanent resident status based on marriage, you may apply for naturalization after 3 years.
  • If you got your legal permanent resident on any other basis, you may apply for naturalization after 5 years.

You must apply for naturalization approximately one year before you reach your 3-year or 5-year date.Naturalization is a personal choice, not a requirement. But, it is recommended because, unlike legal permanent residence, citizenship cannot be lost by committing certain crimes.  You will entitled to all the rights that a person born in the United States enjoys.  

To qualify for naturalization you must:

  • Be a lawful permanent resident and have satisfied the requisite 3 or 5 year time limit;
  • Be 18 years or older;  
  • Meet a continuous residence and physical residence requirement. This means that you:
    • continuously resided in the United States for at least 3 or 5 years after you obtained legal permanent residence
    • were physically present in the United States for at least one-half of the 3 or 5 year time frame after you obtained legal permanent residence
  • Reside continuously in the United States from the date of filing your naturalization application to admission to citizenship;
  • Reside for at least three months in the state where your naturalization application is filed
  • Be a person of good moral character for 3 or 5 years prior to filing for naturalization and up to admission to citizenship. This means that
    • You have not committed any crimes, such as crimes involving moral turpitude or involving controlled substances.
  • Removal proceedings are not pending against you;
  • Be willing to learn the principles of the United States constitution; and
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the English language; U.S. history; and government.

If you are interested in becoming a citizen through the naturalization process, contact Gupta & Trujillo today to schedule an appointment to begin your process into citizenship. 








Law Offices of Ramon Trujillo assists clients with Immigration and Criminal Defense in Orange, Irvine, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Tustin, Placentia, Garden Grove, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Brea, Stanton, Fountain Valley, Midway City, Costa Mesa, Westminster and throughout all of Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, the Inland Empire, and San Diego County.



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