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Category: US Citizenship

  • USCIS Aims to Prevent Fraud with Redesigned Certificates of Citizenship and Naturalization

    Following a successful pilot program, USCIS began issuing redesigned Certificates of Citizenship and Naturalization on June 5, 2018. The new certificate design was piloted at the Norfolk, Tampa, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Sacramento Field Offices, as well as the Nebraska Service Center. The eight forms that have been redesigned by USCIS are the N-550, N-570, N-578, […]
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  • Featured Client of the Month: Shane Booth

    Shane Booth is one of Berardi Immigration Law’s longest standing clients and has been working with Rosanna Berardi since 2004! In 2004, more than 14 years ago, Shane reached out to Rosanna to help him obtain TN status as an Industrial Designer for a popular U.S. television network. Rosanna met Shane at the Peace Bridge […]
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  • Derivative US Citizenship at Birth

    By Angela J. Schnell, Esq. The United States is one of the few countries that still offer birthright citizenship to any person born on U.S. soil. Birthright is enshrined in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution and was originally intended to give citizenship rights to all slaves born in the U.S. following the Civil War. […]
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  • Marriage-Based Green Card Holders

    Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli outlines important things to keep in mind if you have obtained a green card through marriage to a U.S. citizen. Gabriella also covers what to do to maintain your green card status and how you may qualify for U.S. citizenship.
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  • Vaccination Waivers Available on Medical or Moral Grounds

    All foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in the U.S. are required by law to receive vaccinations to prevent diseases like Mumps, Measles, Rubella, and Hepatitis B. The vaccinations are typically administered during a medical examination by a “civil surgeon,” which is a medical professional specially designated by the USCIS. Occasionally, an applicant may disagree with […]
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  • Your Naturalization Interview

    An application for naturalization (Form N-400), which has been filed with CIS, requires that the individual applicant (and in some instances, the spouse) be interviewed prior to adjudication. For many people, the prospect of being interviewed by an immigration officer can be stressful. However, for those who are prepared, an immigration interview should be straightforward […]
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  • Citizenship Through Permanent Residency (General Requirements)

    If you are a green card holder of at least 5 years and meet the following requirements, you may apply for naturalization: Be 18 or older; Be a green card holder for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the Application for Naturalization Have lived within the state, or USCIS district with […]
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  • Citizenship Through Permanent Residency (Marriage to U.S. Citizen Spouse)

    Certain individuals who have obtained their green cards based on marriage to a U.S. citizen may be eligible for naturalization if they meet the following criteria: Be 18 or older; Be a permanent resident (green card holder) for at least 3 years immediately preceding the date of filing the Application for Naturalization; Have been living […]
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  • Study Aids for U.S. Naturalization (Citizenship) Test

    In order to become a Naturalized Citizen, an applicant must first pass the Naturalization Test given at their N-400 interview. This test is compromised of two parts: (1) the Civics Test and (2) the English Language Test. The Civics Test contains 100 questions but at the interview only 10 random questions will be asked. In […]
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