- This is how you could lose your citizenship.
- The USCIS will take these errors into account.
- Avoid these mistakes and get your papers.
Errors in the citizenship process that could leave Hispanics without papers. People born in the United States are automatically considered citizens, but for immigrants there are two ways to obtain their papers, by birth through their parents or by naturalization.
Naturalization can vary depending on each specific situation. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is the federal agency in charge of coordinating and supervising the naturalization process for immigrants to obtain their citizenship.
Hispanics could be left without papers due to these mistakes
However, at the time of processing the papers, Hispanics could make a series of errors that would leave them without their papers, that is why the United States government has made a video explaining the five most common errors at the time of processing. the citizenship.
First of all, the website The United States government indicates that you must meet the basic requirements for naturalization such as be at least 18 years old, be a permanent resident (have a green card) and meet other requirements that may vary depending on age, marital status and service military.
Errors in the citizenship process: Failure to review the application before sending it
Form N-400 is the one indicated by the official website of the United States government to carry out naturalization. You must send it by mail along with the necessary documentation and the payment of the procedure, following the instructions that the form contains.
The USCIS recommends reading the guide you designed before submitting your Form N-400. The video shared by the US government points out that on many occasions people “forget to check the application itself to see what kind of questions are on the application.”
Errors in the citizenship process: Failure to verify the citizenship of the spouse
The aforementioned video indicates that when an undocumented person is applying for citizenship “based on a marriage with an American citizen, it is important that they include a copy of the marriage certificate”, in order to avoid running out of their papers.
It is also important to include a “copy of husband’s proof of citizenship” which could be the husband’s certificate of citizenship or American passport with citizenship, according to the official US government website.
Errors in the citizenship process: Not sending the payment
Next, it is noted that the applications of undocumented immigrants that do not include the payment of the correct procedure “are rejected”. If they made this mistake, the immigrants would have to repeat the process and resubmit their documentation, with the correct payment.
According to the USCIS, “If you file Form N-400 online, you can pay your fee online,” but if you send it through the mail, you can pay by “money order, personal check, cashier’s check, or credit card. credit card together with Form G-1450, Authorization of Credit Card Transactions ”.
Errors in the citizenship process: Not sending documents on time
“During the initial interview the immigration officer could request more documents, the immigrant must send them by the indicated date,” says the video aforementioned. For this reason, it is important to have the documents at the time of starting your process.
In addition, the undocumented person must “include a letter that he should have received during the interview.” If you do not follow these steps, the process to obtain your citizenship is delayed. You will find the documents you may need for the reform below.
Errors in the citizenship process: Send the application before
Submitting an application before meeting certain requirements could result in loss of papers. When an immigrant is applying for citizenship and conducts the interview in Spanish, it is important that the person has the necessary years of residence and the age of completion.
If you can pass the exams and obtain citizenship, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will issue a certificate of naturalization that recommends that you “keep this document in a safe place to prevent it from being lost or stolen.”
What could be the documents and requirements to obtain citizenship?
What could be the documents and requirements to obtain citizenship with the immigration reform? Recently It was announced that the Democrats in the Senate have presented a plan to give the papers to millions of undocumented people in the United States.
Democrats proposed this Friday to regularize 8 million undocumented immigrants as part of an Immigration Reform that would be approved under the “budget reconciliation” process, which would allow them to do so without the help of Republicans.
They present immigration reform to give citizenship to millions of undocumented immigrants
The legislators made that proposal during the meeting that they held this Friday with the Republicans with the Senate “parliamentarian”, Elizabeth MacDonough, in charge of interpreting the rules of the legislative process to approve the reform.
Now that the law has been presented, it would be necessary to wait for the approval of MacDonough and with it, the revelation of the main documents and requirements that the immigration reform would request to grant the papers to millions of undocumented immigrants.
What are some of the documents and requirements for citizenship with immigration reform?
Although the details of the proposal have not been disclosed as of the writing of this note, there are already a series of documents and requirements to obtain citizenship even before the expected immigration reform. The place Abogado.com he took on the task of listing them.
The main documents and requirements that immigration reform could ask for to access citizenship are: Be over 18 years old at the time of applying for benefits, demonstrate that you have lived in the state or district where the application is filed with the USCIS for what least three months before, among others.
Other documents and requirements that may be necessary for immigration reform
Proving the “continuous” residence of the undocumented in the country could be another requirement. It is worth mentioning that during the first proposals it was pointed out that immigrants arriving after January 1, 2021 would be excluded from the benefits.
In addition, demonstrating knowledge of basic English is another of the things necessary to access citizenship today, and it probably will be if immigration reform is passed. That meeting where the reform was presented was similar to a “trial.”
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