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  • Citizenship for Children Born Abroad to U.S. Citizens

    The qualifications determining whether a person born abroad can acquire U.S. citizenship vary based on each situation. Derivative citizenship is governed by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This can be broken up into four main categories: birth abroad in wedlock to two U.S. citizen parents; birth abroad in wedlock to a U.S. citizen and […]
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  • Naturalization as a Lawful Permanent Resident

    While there are several options available to obtain citizenship through naturalization, the most common path to obtain citizenship is for a green card holder who has resided in the U.S. for five years.  While there are certain exceptions, USCIS states the general eligibility requirements for this method of naturalization are as follows. A permanent resident […]
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  • Naturalization Through Military Service

    One way to obtain citizenship is naturalization through military service. Requirements will vary based on whether time in the military was served during peacetime or during periods of hostility. Generally, the applicants must show at least one year of qualifying service. These specific requirements are governed by special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act […]
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  • Becoming a Naturalized Citizen in the United States

    For the month of July, Berardi Immigration Law will be presenting a series of blog posts concerning the naturalization process. Naturalization is the process by which the United States grants citizenship to a foreign national. Naturalization requirements are set forth by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) lists […]
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  • 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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  • USCIS to Welcome More Than 25,000 New U.S. Citizens During Presidents’ Day Naturalization Ceremonies

    This year, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate Presidents’ Day by welcoming more than 25,000 new U.S. citizens during 162 naturalization ceremonies across the country from Feb. 14 through Feb. 22. USCIS Acting Director Lori Scialabba said, “It fills me with pride to know that 25,000 immigrants will take the Oath of […]
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  • Naturalization Civics Test Answer Updates

    Are you preparing for the naturalization test? If you have an upcoming naturalization interview, be sure that you know the answers to the most current history and government questions. Periodically, answers change to reflect the results of federal and state elections and appointments or to clarify content and ensure consistency in terminology. The revised answers […]
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  • Benefits of Obtaining U.S. Citizenship

    Are you considering becoming a U.S. citizen? There are many more benefits to becoming a U.S. citizen than you may realize. We take a closer look at some of these benefits below. The right to vote: Only U.S. citizens can vote in Federal elections. Most states also restrict the right to vote, in most elections, […]
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  • Recent Naturalization Updates from USCIS

    Since Naturalization applications are now being processed electronically, USCIS has announced two important filing updates. Firstly, you no longer need to submit two passport-style photographs with your application. Your photo will now be taken during your biometrics appointment at the Application Support Center (ASC). However, this does not apply to applicants residing overseas. If you […]
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