Naturalization & Citizenship Attorney in Phoenix

How Can I Become a U.S. Citizen?

You can become a United States citizen either by birth, by naturalization or by through U.S. citizen parents. All children born in the United States are U.S. citizens except for children born to foreign nationals who are recognized diplomats of another country.

3 Classifications of U.S. Citizenship

  • Citizenship by Acquisition: this occurs when a child is born outside the United States to a U.S. citizen. The child acquires citizenship if one parent was a U.S. citizen at the time of the child’s birth. Citizenship by Acquisition is not available to stepchildren of U.S. citizens.
  • Citizenship by Naturalization: a person can become a naturalized citizen by meeting certain requirements of immigration law which includes physical and continuous presence in the United States, good moral character and taking the naturalization test. Unlike citizenship by birth which makes a person automatically a U.S. citizen, naturalization is not automatic. 
  • Citizenship by Derivation: A minor child of a naturalized citizen who is under the age of 18 at the time a parent is naturalized becomes a citizen by derivation. This type of citizenship is not available to stepchildren of U.S. citizens. 

If you need help applying for citizenship by naturalization, derivation, or acquisition, contact Essien Immigration Law for a Phoenix citizenship lawyer at 602-833-2650.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the requirements for naturalization as a U.S. citizen in Phoenix?

To be eligible for naturalization as a U.S. citizen in Phoenix, applicants must meet several requirements set by immigration law. These include maintaining physical presence in the United States for a specified period, demonstrating continuous residence, showing good moral character, and successfully passing the naturalization test, which includes English language proficiency and a knowledge test on U.S. history and government.

Who can I contact for legal assistance with U.S. citizenship applications in Phoenix?

For legal assistance with U.S. citizenship applications in Phoenix, you can contact Essien Immigration Law. They offer support for citizenship by naturalization, derivation, or acquisition. With a Phoenix citizenship lawyer, you can navigate the complexities of the application process. To get in touch with Essien Immigration Law, you can call 602-833-2650 for personalized legal guidance.


To determine what citizenship process works best for your situation, contact our firm online or by calling (602) 833-2650.

What Is a Green Card?

A green card is a permanent resident card given to person who is legally authorized to reside permanently in the United States. A person with a green card can eventually become a naturalized U.S. citizen after meeting the requirements to become a citizen. Green cards allow immediate relatives of green card holders to also get one without much delay found in other family-based immigration category. 

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Diversity Visa: What Is the Green Card Lottery?

The green card lottery is an effort by the U.S. Congress to diversify the admission of immigrants into the United States of America. To ensure that admission of immigrants is not limited to only a few countries, congress has taken many steps such as setting per-country limits to ensure that the admission of immigrants is diverse. Despite these efforts, immigrants are never admitted in equal numbers from all parts of the world. Therefore, Congress enacted a permanent immigrant preference based on diversity and admits up to 50,000 “diversity immigrants” each year. Applicants of the green card are selected in a lottery and must meet strict but simple eligibility requirements.

Our Phoenix Citizenship & Naturalization Services:

  • Eligibility Assessment: Before embarking on the path to citizenship, it's crucial to determine eligibility. Our Phoenix citizenship & naturalization attorneys conduct thorough assessments, considering factors such as residency, immigration history, and other requirements to provide a clear understanding of your eligibility.
  • Application Preparation: The citizenship application process involves extensive documentation and form submissions. Our legal team of Phoenix citizenship and naturalization lawyers will assist you in preparing a comprehensive and accurate application, ensuring all necessary materials are submitted to immigration authorities.
  • Interview Preparation: Navigating the citizenship interview requires preparation and understanding of potential questions. We conduct mock interviews, provide guidance on responses, and equip you with the confidence needed to succeed during the official interview.
  • Documentation Support: Gathering and organizing the required documentation is a critical aspect of the naturalization process. Our attorneys offer support in compiling necessary paperwork, including residency evidence, tax documents, and any additional requested materials.
  • Appeals and Waivers: In the event of application denials or issues, our legal team can assist in filing appeals or waivers. We work diligently to address challenges, presenting compelling cases to immigration authorities to seek favorable outcomes.

Naturalization & Citizenship in Phoenix: Local Insights & Resources

Living in Phoenix offers access to various local resources and government entities that can assist you on your path to U.S. citizenship. The City of Phoenix, in collaboration with Maricopa County, provides numerous services to help residents understand and navigate the naturalization process. For example, the Phoenix Public Library frequently hosts citizenship workshops and supplies study materials for the test.

Guiding Clients From Beginning to End

A common challenge for Phoenix residents is the complexity of the naturalization requirements. Many people find it hard to maintain the necessary physical presence in the U.S. due to work or family commitments. Additionally, demonstrating continuous residence and good moral character can be daunting without proper guidance. This is where local legal assistance becomes invaluable.

Essien Immigration Law understands these local challenges and is well-versed in the specific needs of Phoenix residents. Whether you're living in the bustling downtown or the quieter suburbs, we offer tailored advice to help you meet the naturalization requirements.

For those looking to become U.S. citizens through naturalization, derivation, or acquisition, understanding the local landscape and utilizing available resources can make a significant difference. Allow Essien Immigration Law to assist you in your journey to U.S. citizenship.

Why Choose Essien Immigration Law:

  • Legal Expertise: Our Phoenix citizenship attorneys specialize in immigration law, providing a deep understanding of the citizenship and naturalization process.
  • Personalized Approach: We recognize the uniqueness of each case, offering personalized strategies tailored to individual circumstances.
  • Comprehensive Support: From eligibility assessments to appeals, we provide end-to-end support for a seamless citizenship journey.
  • Client-Centric Service: Your goals and concerns are our priority. Our Phoenix naturalization lawyers maintain open communication and ensure you are well-informed at every stage.

Contact Our Phoenix Citizenship Lawyers

If you are ready to take the step towards U.S. citizenship, Essien Immigration Law is here to guide you. Schedule a consultation with our Phoenix-based attorneys to discuss your specific situation and embark on the path to becoming a proud U.S. citizen.

Contact us today for a consultation at (602) 833-2650 or via message and let the lawyer who was once an immigrant fight for you.

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