To determine your eligibility for naturalization to apply to become a U.S. citizen through the N-400 application, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has introduced a new eligibility tool to assist individuals in assessing their eligibility for naturalization and applying for citizenship. The naturalization eligibility tool presents information on lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who may qualify for naturalization. It also offers statistics on eligibility based on birth country and location, with the ability to filter by various criteria. The Eligible to Naturalize Dashboard utilizes data from individuals who acquired LPR status after 2010 but have not yet submitted a Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, to pursue U.S. citizenship.
The USCIS naturalization eligibility tool only evaluates if the applicant is eligible to apply for naturalization. It does determine if you are actually eligible for citizenship. And, the eligibility tool may say you are not eligible for citizenship, but you believe you are eligible.
The USCIS website clearly states, “This tool does not determine if you are actually eligible for citizenship.” If you believe you are eligible for naturalization to become a U.S. citizen but have questions, you should consult an experienced immigration lawyer. An immigration lawyer can help you understand the requirements for citizenship and assess your specific eligibility. They can also help you prepare your citizenship application and represent you at your naturalization interview.Here are some of the reasons why you should consult with an experienced immigration lawyer if you have questions about your eligibility for U.S. citizenship:
If you are considering applying for U.S. citizenship, it is important to consult with an experienced immigration lawyer to get the best possible advice and representation.
If your citizenship application is denied, we can help you figure out the next steps. Naturalization to become a U.S. Citizen can bring many rights and privileges, such as voting in elections and becoming eligible for certain government jobs. There are also financial benefits associated with becoming a United States citizen. Understanding all the rights and responsibilities associated with becoming a United States citizen is important before applying for naturalization.
The immigration attorneys at Godoy Law Office work with you to evaluate your immigration status and guide you in your journey to becoming a U.S. citizen. If you need help with an immigration issue, please contact our office at 630-345-4164.