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Am I eligible to become a citizen through naturalization?

You may be able to become a United States citizen via the naturalization process in Kentucky if you meet certain criteria. First, before becoming a citizen, you must have been a green card holder for a certain amount of years. In other words, you have to have secured legal permanent residency, first and foremost.

What are some tips for passing the citizenship interview?

Becoming a U.S. citizen is an important and serious process. If you live in Kentucky, you have to follow the same federal laws for securing citizenship as others in other states. This includes passing the citizenship test. Part of the test is the interview, which can be very intimidating. That is why preparation is important.

Understanding dual citizenship

For many of those who have immigrated to Louisville or other parts of the U.S., the ultimate goal is to become American citizens. Their decision to do so, however, may not necessarily mean that they also want to renounce their natural ties to their countries of origin. Being a dual citizen of two countries does have its advantages, with those being the ability to travel easily between the two nations, and to enjoy access to the social service programs of both. This begs the question of how can one earn dual citizenship

Non-U.S. citizens can get a valid Kentucky drivers license

According to ABC News, roads in the United States have plenty of unlicensed drivers operating vehicles on them. The reason may be that the penalty when convicted of doing so is often fairly benign, such as a small fine, at least for a first offense. This leniency may encourage some to not bother with the license or to drive even if they cannot secure a license legally.

Dual nationality acceptable and sometimes complicated

Kentucky residents may be United States citizens while also being nationals of a foreign country at the same time. The U.S. accepts dual nationality although it can pose dichotomies at times that are hard to reconcile.

What is the naturalization test?

The U.S. naturalization test assesses your familiarity with the country's language and basic history. If you are an immigrant in Kentucky seeking legal citizenship of the United States, this test will most likely be part of your naturalization process. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, there are a few potential cases in which you do not have to take the test, such as certain medical conditions. Another case in which you could opt out of part or all of the test is if you are over a specified age and have been a resident of the United States for at least 20 years. You may have up to two opportunities to pass.

Factors which may affect citizenship

When you apply for citizenship in Kentucky, it is natural to have many questions about the process. You may be concerned, though, about factors which may cause you to be denied citizenship. At Vickerstaff Law Office, PSC, we know that it is important for people to understand these factors, as well as the process to become a citizen.

How does a child acquire U.S. citizenship at birth?

For many, it is a priority to ensure that their children enjoy all the benefits of U.S. citizenship as they grow up in Kentucky. If you are currently expecting a child, you may wonder what conditions would confer this right to him or her at birth.

Children, teens celebrate U.S. citizenship

It is something special that they will treasure for the rest of their lives. It is the day they became U.S. citizens. We read recently of a citizenship ceremony conducted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for 50 children; most of them teens.