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  Philadelphia Citizenship & Naturalization Attorney 

For thousands of people, the idea of becoming a United States citizen is the goal of a lifetime. You can become a United States citizen in several ways. American citizenship is a birthright if you were born in the U.S. Even if you were not born in the U.S., American citizenship still may be conveyed almost automatically, if at least one of your parents was born here, and has lived here for the minimum period of time specified by federal law. Otherwise, people become U.S. citizens through a process called naturalization.

The processes of immigration and naturalization are regulated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Some of the requirements for becoming a U.S. citizen are:

  • Being at least 18 years of age
  • Living in the United States as a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) for at least five years
  • Maintaining a "continuous" physical presence in the U.S. for that time period
  • Having a knowledge of American history
  • Demonstrating the ability to comprehend spoken and written English.

This is a long and arduous process, often taking years to complete. Throughout you have the right to an attorney who will fight for you. Your application for naturalization can be granted, denied or continued. If your petition for naturalization is denied, you have the right to appeal.

Attorney Sam Alboum represents clients who are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, husbands and wives. All seek to become American citizens. Sam represents them with compassion and understanding. That is why, when it comes time to file for citizenship or request naturalization, you should contact Attorney Sam Alboum, a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Sam knows the laws and regulations of citizenship and naturalization. Because he directly involves himself in every aspect of each client’s case, Sam is able to provide a level of committed, responsive representation not often found in today’s fast-paced world. Sam speaks fluent German, and also can arrange interpreter services as needed.

If you, a loved one or friend is seeking citizenship or naturalization, contact Philadelphia Immigration Attorney Sam Alboum at (215) 546-3820, or click here to send Sam an email.