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You can obtain a green card through employment

If you are living in Kentucky, there are many ways you can become a permanent United States resident, even if you were not born here. At Vickerstaff Law Office, PSC, our team is experienced working through the immigration system. We help clients understand the complex requirements of getting green cards through employment and family relationships.

What are my rights and responsibilities as a citizen?

As a newly naturalized citizen of the U.S. you’re probably excited about life in a new country. However, you should be aware that as a citizen you have certain responsibilities, as well as certain inalienable rights that all Americans have access to. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offer the following information so you can exemplify those qualities that make an upstanding citizen of this nation.

Why is U.S. citizenship usually denied?

When applying for U.S. citizenship, you may have concerns about your application being denied. Knowing reasons why applications are commonly turned down can give you an idea of what mistakes to avoid, which can make for a much more successful process overall. USImmigration.com offers the following information in this case, which features several common reasons why U.S. citizenship is denied.

What can I expect during the naturalization process?

If you’re hoping to become a U.S. citizen, you’ll need to go through the naturalization process towards citizenship. This process can be exceedingly complex and without the right assistance you’re bound to feel a little lost. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers the following information so you know just what to expect when on the path to becoming a citizen.

What if the government loses your citizenship application?

Unfortunately, when you are dealing with a bureaucracy like the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), sometimes they will lose important paperwork. These scenarios may also involve Kentucky residents who have filed an application for U.S. citizenship. If you have sent off an application package and have since discovered the USCIS has lost your paperwork, there are steps you can take to correct the situation.

How difficult is the naturalization test?

If you are an immigrant who lives in Kentucky and wishes to apply for United States citizenship, you will need to go through the naturalization process, one requirement of which is to pass the naturalization test. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explain that before taking the test, however, you must have an initial interview with a USCIS officer.

What can I do if my 10-year green card expires?

With the nation’s immigration laws constantly changing, you might be wondering how they may impact your situation. Though your 10-year green card’s expiration date is coming close, you might not have time to get around to renewing it on time. Though you might feel panic at the thought of being deported, there may be actions you can take to renew your green card and remain in the country. 

Why Is Citizenship Commonly Denied?

If you’re a temporary resident of Kentucky and are interested in applying for citizenship, you’re probably concerned about your application being denied. In this case, knowing the common reasons for denial can help you prepare your case for a better chance of success. CitizenPath.com offers a few common reasons citizenship applications are not approved by the government.