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Seeking citizenship? Here's everything you need to know!
The path from green card to U.S. citizenship can be a long and winding one -- and bureaucratic hassles are inevitable. But with Becoming a U.S. Citizen, you can shave months or years off the time it takes to become a citizen. Find out how to: . determine your eligibility;. make sure you won’t risk deportation by applying. prepare your application packet. study for the citizenship exam. have a successful interview. appeal the exam and deal with setbacks. help family members immigrate. enjoy your status as a U.S. citizen Becoming a U.S. Citizen also shows how you may be able to take advantage of special procedures if you are disabled, in the military, the spouse of a U.S. citizen, or have other special circumstances. This revised edition reflects current and proposed laws, as well as new fees and procedures. Plus, learn about new rules governing naturalization through Armed Forces service, and get the most up-to-date contact information available.
About the Author
Ilona Bray is an author and legal editor at Nolo, specializing in real estate, immigration law, and nonprofit fundraising. She is co-author of Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home and also edits a number of Nolo's small business books. Bray's working background includes solo practice, nonprofit, and corporate stints, as well as long periods of volunteering, including an internship at Amnesty International's main legal office in London. She received her law degree and a Masters degree in East Asian (Chinese) Studies from the University of Washington.
Table of Contents
Becoming a U.S. Citizen1. Your Companion on the Path to U.S. Citizenship2. Deciding Whether to Apply for Citizenship3. Are You Eligible for U.S. Citizenship?4. Preparing and Submitting Your Application5. Between Filing and Interview: Dealing With the Wait6. Preparing for the English Exam7. Preparing for the U.S. History and Government Exam8. Overcoming Disability When Applying for Citizenship9. The Interview10. Denials, Appeals, and Repeat Interviews11. Legal Help Beyond This Book12. After You Are Approved Glossary Index