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. 

Offices in the United States & Colombia
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United States Offices

860 Saint Johns Place

Brooklyn, NY 11216

Tel: (+1) 347-772-2188

90-35 191st Street
Queens, NY 11423
Tel: (+1) 347-772-2188


Colombia Office

Calle 96 # 10-29, Oficina 402

Bogotá, Colombia

Tel: (+57 1) 618-1493

Cel: (+57) 300-336-9681








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