• Citizenship Attorney in Salem, Massachusetts

Citizenship Attorney in Boston, Massachusetts

Citizenship may be possible if you fulfill the conditions for citizenship by parentage or naturalization.

Naturalization is simply the process through which an immigrant is granted U.S. citizenship after meeting all the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as determined by Congress. Most individuals apply as a permanent resident, but you may also qualify to apply as a permanent resident whom is a member of the U.S. military or whom is the spouse of a U.S. citizen.


To qualify for the path to naturalization most commonly taken, the applicant must be a permanent resident for at least five years (three years if married to a U.S. Citizan). If you have held permanent resident status for at least five years (three years), you may apply for naturalization if you meet the following requirements:

  • Permanent resident for a minimum of three or five years immediately before filing the application (Form N–400, Application for Naturalization).
  • Lived within the state in which the application was filed for at least three months before the application was filed.
  • Physically in the U.S. for a minimum of 30 months (18 months out of three years) out of the five years of permanent residency immediately before filing the application.
  • Lived continuously in the U.S. from the day of applying for naturalization until the day naturalization is granted.
  • Able to speak, read, and write English and possess understanding and knowledge of the government and history of the U.S.
  • Have virtuous character, value the principles of the U.S. Constitution, and support the order of the U.S. at all relevant times under the law.

GET HELP FROM Sarah S. Rama, ESQ., LL.M.

Do you fulfill all the requirements to apply for naturalization? If so, you can begin the application process. Sarah S. Rama, ESQ., LL.M. will be able to help you with each step, from first submitting your application and documents to finally taking the Oath of Allegiance as a citizen of the United States.

The process can seem overwhelming, but the dedication and compassion of Sarah S. Rama, ESQ., LL.M. will be able to assist you and answer your questions. Experienced and knowledgeable in the realm of immigration law, and we will work diligently to help you realize your dream of citizenship!

Contact Sarah S. Rama, ESQ., LL.M. if you would like to learn more about becoming a U.S. citizen.