Batten & Beasley provides legal assistance and representation to legal permanent residents (LPRs) who wish to become naturalized citizens. Naturalization is the process by which a LPR gains United States citizenship. If you live in Minnesota and wish to apply for naturalization, here are the general requirements you must meet.
You must have continuously resided in the US for five years after becoming a LPR.
You must have resided in MN for at least the past three months.
You must have an ability to read, write, and speak English and have a knowledge and understanding of United States history and government.
You must demonstrate good moral character.
You must have an attachment to the principles embodied in the US Constitution and have a favorable disposition toward the United States.
Even if you believe you meet these basic requirements, applying for naturalization may not be right for you. For some people, applying for naturalization might actually create problems, such as if you have ever been arrested or have been away from the US for some time. We highly recommend that you contact an immigration lawyer to review your case first.
If the time is right for you to pursue citizenship, Batten & Beasley can assist you with your naturalization application. We can also provide legal assistance and full legal representation to immigrants seeking other family visas. As with all our services, we provide a free initial consultation for individuals with immigration concerns.