Topic: Citizenship


USCIS Fee Changes October 2020

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new fee rule for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that goes into effect on October 2, 2020. This new rule changes the cost of several immigration processes. Among these changes, many applications will cost more money and fee waivers will…

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Citizenship Waivers | What You Need to Know

Many people avoid applying for citizenship because they are afraid that they can’t pass the citizenship test. For some people, concentrating on practicing enough English will be enough to help them pass.But some people can take an easier version of the citizenship test. Others don’t have to take any part…

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N-600 Application for Certificate of Citizenship

If you acquired or derived citizenship through one of your parents and you want your certificate of citizenship, you would file Form N-600 with Immigration.To determine whether or not you qualify for the N-600, first we will discuss the differences between acquired and derived citizenship. Then we will review the…

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Getting a Passport

Remember, you cannot get a United States passport until you are a United States citizen. Lawful permanent residents cannot get U.S. passports. If you claim to be a U.S. citizen before you actually are one, you become deportable.


Paths to Citizenship

More often than you might expect, some people fill out the citizenship application, pay the fees, and study for the test only to find out that they are already United States citizens. To help clarify any confusion, we will review the basic ways that people become U.S. citizens.