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United States Citizenship


Generally, there are three ways to become a United States citizen: by being born in the United States, by having one or two American parents, or by naturalization. 


Citizenship by Birth

  • A person automatically becomes a United States citizen if he is born in the United States


Citizenship by Parents

  • If one or both parents of a person are United States citizens, that person might be eligible to become a United States citizen.  The rules to determine whether a child of an American parent is a citizen are complex, so we suggest you contact us so that we may guide you.


Citizenship by Naturalization

  • You have been a legal resident of the U.S. for 3 years and you obtained your residency through your US citizen spouse, or you have been a legal resident for 5 years and you obtained your residency through any other means, and

  • You are at least 18 years old, and

  • Lived in a particular state for at least 3 months before applying for citizenship, and

  • Lived in the U.S. from the time you file an application for citizenship, until you are naturalized, and

  • Know English and pass a test on basic U.S. history, and

  • Have good moral character, and

  • Take an oath


Please contact our team of skilled lawyers with offices in the United States and Colombia if you would like assistance with your citizenship petition. 

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