Immigration Attorney in Fort Myers & Surrounding Areas
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Citizenship Attorney in Fort Myers

Become a U.S. Citizen

The most common path to U.S. citizenship allows a green card holder (permanent resident) of at least five years (three years if married to a U.S. citizen) to apply for naturalization.

At Hurtado Immigration Law Firm, we are passionate about helping clients become U.S. citizens. An immigrant himself, Attorney Pablo Hurtado knows first-hand the joy of obtaining U.S. citizenship. We encourage all those eligible for citizenship to apply as soon as possible.

We would be honored to help you seek citizenship. Call us at (239) 800-0580 to get started.

The Naturalization Process

Most green card holders will become citizens through the process of naturalization. Eligible LPRs must meet a variety of requirements in order to become citizens.

To apply for naturalization, you must:

  • Be 18 or older at the time of filing
  • Be a green card holder for at least five years immediately preceding the date of filing the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
  • Have continuous residence in the United States as a green card holder for at least five years immediately preceding the date of filing the application
  • Be physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the five years immediately preceding the date of filing the application
  • Reside continuously within the United States from the date of application for naturalization up to the time of naturalization
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English and have knowledge and an understanding of U.S. history and government (civics)
  • Be a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well-disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States during all relevant periods under the law

There are other ways to become a U.S. citizen that are available in some very specific circumstances. Our team is happy to assess your situation and determine which avenue is right for you.

Get Our App

To help LPRs preparing to apply for U.S. citizenship, our firm is proud to offer The Citizenship App. This app contains citizenship test prep complete with 100 sample questions to practice with. It also contains study materials to prepare for the English proficiency examination. Users can practice listening, writing, reading, and speaking English to make sure they are prepared for the citizenship test. Practicing with our app can give you the confidence you need to do well on the U.S. citizenship test. Click here to download it.

Please contact Hurtado Immigration Law Firm to fully discuss your eligibility for citizenship or naturalization. Call us at (239) 800-0580.

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Client Testimonials
  • What an amazing experience from beginning to end.

    “What an amazing experience from beginning to end. This firm has handled our K1 Visa process like no other and made everything easy with lots of love, care and attention to detail. Highly recommend!!!!”

    - Irma R.
  • They really cared and fought for me. Charges were dropped and now I am ready to pursue immigration benefits.

    “I am so thankful for the team at the Firm. The performed very professionally and with excellence. Not only were all the charges dropped, but I feel vindicated due to the fact that Mr. Hurtado and Ms. ...”

    - Sergio
  • He made my dream come true!

    “I can write all my experience with Mr. Hurtado, but I'm not gonna make you lose your time. All you have to know is that I'm finally at the U.S. thanks to him. He made my dream come true”

    - Daniel
  • Great lawyer and helps with all the elements to win the case

    “He is a great lawyer, he helps with all the elements to win the case, he is very honest, helpful and is very polite.”

    - Sara
  • Mr. Hurtado is a great lawyer! I am so thankful

    “Mr. Hurtado is a great lawyer. He is honest and gets straight to the point. He and his team are kind, hardworking and professional people. I am so thankful for all their help.”

    - Alfredo
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