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Our firm is honored to help clients on the path to citizenship. If you would like us to assist you in filing your N-400 Application for Naturalization, please book a consultation.

The attorney Cabrera will fully evaluate your case on regards of physical presence, good moral character and whether or not you need a medical certification for disability exception.

The service includes:

  • Detail evaluation of your case by attorney Jimena G. Cabrera.
  • Preparing the form N-400.
  • Completing the petition package and file the application with USCIS.
  • Prepare you for the interview.  
  • Follow up with USCIS until your N-400 is approved.

Government Fees

  • N-400 processing fee: $640.00
  • Biometrics fee: $85.00

1. Complete and submit USCIS Form N400.
2. Complete the Biometrics.
3. Complete the Interview.
4. Received the N-400 Approval from USCIS
5. Receive a notice to take the Oath of Allegiance.
6. Take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States.
7. Turn in your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card).
8. Receive your Certificate of Naturalization




There are four (4) basic requirements to become a U.S. citizen.

You must:

1.     Be 18 years of age or older.

2.     Satisfy one of two requirements (A or B):
        A.     Have lived as a Legal Permanent Resident in the United States for five (5) years AND:
                1.      You must not have left the United States for any period longer than 6 months.
                2.      You must have been physically present in the United States for a total of at least 30 months.

        B.     Have lived as a Legal Permanent Resident for three (3) years AND:
                1.    Your spouse must have been a citizen for the 3 years.
                2.    You must have lived with your spouse for the last 3 years.
                3.    You must not have left the United States for any period longer than 6 months.
                4.    You must have been physically present here for a total of 18 months.

3.     Be a person of good moral character.

4.     Demonstrate knowledge of History and Government of the United States and be able to read, write, and understand English.

        A. English  Exceptions: There are 3 important exemptions for English testing based on age and time as a Legal Permanent Resident:

                                       1.      You are at least 50 and have been a Permanent Resident for at least 20 years.
                                       2.      You are at least 55 and have bee n a Permanent Resident for at least 15 years.
                                       3.      You are at least 65 and have been a Permanent Resident for at least 20 years.

        If you do not have to take the English test, you must bring an interpreter to the interview.

        B.  Civics. You must correctly answer 6 out of 10 questions on the civics test in order to pass. You will be required to study from a list of 100 possible questions.
             However, if you are at least 65 and have been a Permanent Resident for at least 20 years, you can study from a designated list of just 20 questions.

If you have certain medical conditions, you may not have to take either exam. A currently licensed medical professional must complete Form N-648 (Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions) if you believe you have a medical condition that warrants an exemption.

*The information contained herein is intended for general informational purposes only. It is not intended for legal advice. You must consult with an attorney to obtain specific, comprehensive legal advice. Government processing times may change at any time. For current USCIS processing times contact USCIS directly.


These are just a few of the many advantages you will enjoy once you become an American Citizen:

  • U.S. Passport: Having a U.S. passport brings many advantages including, but not limited to, being able to travel to over one-hundred and seventy-four (174) countries without needing to apply for a visa.
  • Assistance from U.S. Embassies and Consulates: When traveling abroad consular officials can provide resources and legal aid. The U.S. Government may even intervene on the person's behalf in the event of incarceration.
  • The right to vote: You will have the right to take part in the U.S. national elections.
  • Run for public office: As a U.S. Citizen you will have the right to run for elected public offices.
  • Great job opportunities: You will be able to work anywhere in the United States.
  • Freedom to travel: U.S. Citizens, unlike Permanent Residents, do not have to maintain a residence in the U.S., they have the right to travel and stay in a foreign country as long as they wish and return at any given time.
  • No deportation: As an American Citizen, you cannot be deported.
  • Citizenship for children under the age of 18: All underaged children of naturalized American citizens will automatically receive U.S. Citizenship.
  • Sponsor close relatives: As a U.S. Citizen you may sponsor your parents, children over the age of 18 (married or unmarried) and siblings to apply for Permanent Residence.