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Citizenship FAQs: Can I Expedite My Citizenship Application?

Yes, USCIS may expedite the processing of a citizenship application in some situations. To request expedited processing of your citizenship application, you will need to submit a written request to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) explaining why you need your application processed quickly. You will also need to provide supporting documentation, such as a letter from your employer or school, a medical report or a court order.

USCIS will review your request and decide whether to grant it. If your request is granted, your application will be processed ahead of other applications that have not been expedited.

USCIS officials can approve a case to be expedited in certain situations, including:

  • situations where expediting a request may be possible include severe financial loss for a person or company,
  • emergency circumstances,
  • humanitarian reasons,
  • requests from non-profit organizations advancing the cultural and social interests of the United States,
  • and situations related to national security or defense requiring timely processing at the behest of an official U.S. government agency citing potential harm.
  • Additionally, USCIS errors or compelling interests of USCIS may warrant expediting a case.

Here are some of the reasons why you might need to expedite your citizenship application:

  • You are facing a serious medical emergency.
  • You are losing your job or housing because you are not a citizen.
  • You have a family emergency requiring you to travel outside the United States.
  • You are a victim of crime or domestic violence.
  • You are serving in the U.S. military.

If you need to expedite your citizenship application, contact an immigration attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you understand the requirements for expedited processing and prepare your request.

Benefits Of Citizenship

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.

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Do You Want to Become a U.S. Citizen? Talk To A Citizenship Lawyer

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 630-912-0322. 

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