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Immigration attorneys at Northwest Immigration & Criminal Defense LLP are available to help individuals who are ready to naturalize and become U.S. citizens. Likewise, we are here to help those who think they may already have a claim to U.S. citizenship.

What are the benefits of U.S. Citizenship?

There are many reasons why one may choose to naturalize and become a U.S. citizen. Our Spanish-speaking and Russian-speaking attorneys are here to discuss this decision with you, in your language.

Some of the benefits to naturalization are:

- Voting rights

- Freedom from the threat of deportation

- Reuniting your family

- Obtaining citizenship for your children born abroad

- Automatic naturalization for your children under 18 years old

- Unrestricted travel abroad

- Serving in governmental positions

- Holding public office

- Financial aid for education

Why should I hire an attorney for my naturalization application?

When one decides to apply for naturalization, that person must show the government that he or she is eligible by filing the N-400 application. Although the naturalization application itself is fairly simple, all the things that must be considered before submitting the application are not. If you have had any involvement with law enforcement in the U.S. or your home country, it is very important you discuss these circumstances with an immigration attorney before applying. Likewise, if you are applying for citizenship based on marriage to a U.S. citizen, after asylum or removal hearings, or through employment, you should seek legal counsel. Finally, meeting with an immigration attorney who can take the time to understand your story and help you create the best naturalization application possible will give you peace of mind. Call us at 503-674-7434 (English & Español) or 503-395-8393 (Русский) to talk about your decision to naturalize.


Where are we located?

Our office is conveniently located here for residents of Portland and Gresham. We also periodically travel to Woodburn, Hood River, Beaverton, and Hillsboro for community outreach. If you are unable to make it to our office, please contact us to set up a time when we can come to you.

Northwest Immigration & Criminal Defense LLP

18210 E Burnside Street - Suite E - Portland, Oregon 97233