Citizenship & Naturalization

Have you lived in the United States as a legal permanent resident for at least five years? If so, you may be eligible for citizenship. The benefits of citizenship can be many, including the right to vote and to participate in the political process. Experienced legal counsel can help guide you through this process to ensure that the right steps are taken to protect your interests.

Sarah Vitelli is a Boston citizenship attorney who focuses her entire practice on immigration law, including all issues related to naturalization and citizenship. She will take the time to carefully listen to all of your concerns and identify all of your options, so you can relax with the confidence that your interests are being protected.

U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Requirements

If you were not born in the U.S., the only way to obtain citizenship is through naturalization. In addition to residing in the United States for at least five years (three years if you are married to a U.S. citizen), you must also show that:

  • You are at least 18 years of age
  • You have been physically present in the U.S. for at least three of the last five years
  • You did not take up permanent residence in any other country over the last five years

The law also requires that you be of good character, not have a criminal history or a record of suspicious behavior. You must also be able to read, write and speak English.

Working With You Every Step of the Way

Attorney Vitelli works with men and women at every stage of the citizenship and naturalization process to ensure that all of the necessary requirements are met. She will help you prepare for or find the resources to successfully pass the U.S. history and government examination required of all persons seeking citizenship. Ms. Vitelli will also assist you in your preparation for your interview with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Call for a Free Consultation With a Naturalization Attorney

Sarah Vitelli has helped people throughout Massachusetts qualify for U.S. citizenship. Contact a Boston immigration lawyer online or call 781-569-5840 to schedule a free initial consultation. Black, Vitelli & Pennock, is conveniently located in Woburn, with easy office access and ample parking. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.