Naturalization & Citizenship

Naturalization & Citizenship Lawyer in Cupertino

Qualifications for Becoming a United States Citizen

Living in the United States as a temporary resident, permanent resident, refugee, or any other non-citizen may be only the beginning of your time here. After spending the requisite number of years here, you may wish to pursue citizenship and experience all of its invaluable benefits. The process of becoming a citizen is called naturalization.

To become a citizen, you must:

  • Have lived in the United States as a lawful permanent resident for at least 5 years and been physically present during the majority of that time (except in special circumstances allowing naturalization after only 3 years of continuous residence)
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Demonstrate good moral character
  • Demonstrate your ability to speak, read, and write in English
  • Pass an exam on United States history and government
  • Take what is known as an “oath of allegiance”

At the Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman, our attorney has over two decades of experience helping clients with every step of their immigration journeys. You can benefit from one-on-one attention from Attorney Widman from beginning to end, and you can trust him to stay fully up to date regarding changes to current immigration laws and policies.


Call (408) 780-1684 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with Attorney Widman today.


Benefits of U.S. Citizenship

There are a number of reasons to become a U.S. citizen, including:

  • More options for sponsoring family members
  • Permanent protection against deportation
  • The right to vote, run for office, and otherwise participate in government
  • The ability to travel abroad without jeopardizing your status
  • Access to employment opportunities and public assistance options that aren’t available to green card holders

These are just a handful of the benefits you can experience if you successfully complete the naturalization process, and Attorney Widman is fully prepared to help you accomplish this goal. Sometimes, the citizenship process involves complications and challenges that you cannot resolve on your own. This is why it is essential to retain the support of our highly experienced attorney.

Why the Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman?

Attorney Widman has served many clients in your exact situation, and he is more than prepared to help you do everything possible to work toward becoming a citizen of the United States. We know how daunting and complicated the immigration process can get, and we aim to do everything in our power to make it easier for you. With our attorney in your corner, you will have a decided advantage in the process of applying for U.S. citizenship.

Call (408) 780-1684 or contact us online to schedule your consultation today.

Clients Tell their Stories

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Results that Speak for Themselves

  • Contributed numerous hours of pro bono services to local, community-based organizations
  • Persuaded U.S. Department of State to withdraw its finding of inadmissibility
  • Persuaded USCIS to retract notice of rescission of adjustment of status and to approve related citizenship application
  • Secured certification of helpfulness to law enforcement for U visa petitioner
  • Secured multiple grants of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Secured post-conviction relief in state court which became basis for successfully terminating removal proceedings.
  • Successfully moved to reopen (Form I-290B) USCIS denial of application of Form I-485
  • Successfully obtained approval of employment-based adjustment of status application under AC21
  • Successfully obtained H-1B petition approval for change of employer and extension of status under AC21
  • Successfully obtained I-601 waivers of inadmissibility
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