How Do I Get a Green Card and Become a United States Citizen?

Do you want to become a United States citizen? It is a great privilege to be a US citizen, and there are many benefits to gaining citizenship.


If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, you will need to go through the process of immigration. This can be a complicated process, and it is important to work with an immigration lawyer who can help guide you through the process. In this blog post, Zohar Law Firm will discuss the different ways you can become a US citizen and what you will need to do in order to get your green card and apply for citizenship. If you are a green card holder (permanent resident) for 5 years, you are eligible to naturalize and become a citizen. Some instances it is 3 years if you received your green card through marriage.

A person receiving sponsorship from a company.

Find a Company That Would Sponsor You

One way to get your green card is by finding a company that would sponsor you. If you can find a company that is willing to petition for your green card, you may be able to obtain citizenship through this process. In order to qualify for sponsorship, you will need to have an offer of employment from the company and meet certain eligibility requirements.

A family member being naturalized in the U.S.

By Naturalization From a Family Member

If you have a family member who is a US citizen, you may be able to obtain your green card and then citizenship through them. In order to qualify for this process, you will need to meet certain requirements, such as being 18 years or older, having good moral character, and being able to speak English.

A person consulting to request asylum in the U.S.

Requesting Asylum

If you are seeking asylum from your home country, you may be able to obtain citizenship through this process. In order to qualify for asylum, you will need to be able to prove that there is persecution in your home country and that it would not be safe for you to return there. If you can prove these things, you may be able to obtain US citizenship.

An immigrant who created a company in the U.S.

By Starting a Business

Asylum seekers are protected by the U.S., but it can be challenging to prove your asylum case. Our lawyers can help you prepare documents for your case and correctly file them. We’ll also help you prepare for your interview and can attend with you.

Infographic of different ways to become a U.S. citizen

Let Zohar Law Help You With Your U.S. Citizenship!

Becoming a US citizen is not an easy process, and it can take years to complete. However, there are many benefits to becoming a US citizen that you can enjoy for the rest of your life. If you are interested in obtaining your green card and citizenship through one of these pathways or another way that we did not discuss here, contact Zohar Law Firm today!

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