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Generally you will have to be a United States lawful permanent resident prior to applying for your citizenship. Becoming an American citizen is what many people dream of because it gives them the right to freely live and work in a country where we have a variety of different cultures, ethnicities, and races. The application process will begin with the filing of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.


To be eligible to apply to become a United States citizen you will need to:

  • Be at least 18-years-old (there is an exception for military naturalization);
  • Have been a lawful permanent resident of the United States for 5 years, or 3 years if married and living with a United States citizen for the past 3 years, your spouse has been a United States citizen for at least the past 3 years, and within the past 3 years you have not been outside of the United States for 18 months or more;
  • Be a person of good moral character;
  • Be willing to take an oath of allegiance to the United States;
  • Pass an exam that asks questions about American history and government; and
  • Be able to speak, read, and write simple words and phrases in English.

If you cannot read, write, or speak English you may be able to qualify for an exception if you fall into one of the following categories:

  • If you are over 50-years-old and have lived in the United States for at least 20 years since you became a lawful permanent resident; or
  • If you are over 55 years old and have lived in the United States for at least 15 years since becoming a lawful permanent resident; or
  • If you are over 65 years old and have lived in the United States for at least 20 years since you became a lawful permanent resident you will qualify to take an easier version of the civics examination; or
  • If you have a disability that prevents you from being able to read, write, or speak English.

Our law firm has assisted numerous people avoid taking the citizenship examination in English. If you have a disability that prevents you from taking the exam, please contact us immediately. We do not want you to lose the opportunity to become a United States citizen!


If you are able to become a United States citizen you are entitled to numerous benefits, including but not limited to:

  • The right to freely live and work in the United States without needing an employment authorization card;
  • You can never be removed or deported from the United States;
  • You may be able to sponsor your spouse, children, siblings, and parents for lawful permanent residence in the United States;
  • Eligibility for need-based government assistance such as welfare, Medicaid and food stamps, and Supplemental Security Income if you are disabled; and
  • Social Security card.
What the Law Office of Armand Jawanmardi Can Do for You

Citizenship cases can get complex when the applicant has a criminal record or issues with their good moral character. The Law Office of Armand Jawanmardi understands how to present your case in the best possible light so that your application has the greatest chance of being approved. Attorney Armand Jawanmardi has the experience you need to persuade the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that you deserve to be an American citizen.

We will interview you extensively to make sure that you qualify to become an American citizen. We understand that you will probably be nervous the day of your citizenship interview which is why we thoroughly prepare you for what to expect in order for you to have a successful interview. Our firm is by your side throughout the entire process.

You need and deserve a law firm and an attorney who will stand by your side through the citizenship process and defend your right to be an American citizen. We want to have the honor of representing you. Please contact The Law Office of Armand Jawanmardi for a consultation on what you can expect when applying for American citizenship and what we can do for you at (713) 999-9115. We are always available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions.

Client Reviews
Llamé al abogado de inmigración Armand porque no sabía que tenía una orden de deportación. Nunca recibí un aviso de que tenía que ir a la corte y el juez continuó mi audiencia sin mí y me ordenó deportada. Me reuní con Armand en su oficina y rápidamente investigó mi caso y presentó una moción para intentar reabrir mi caso de deportación. Ganamos y ahora puedo permanecer en los Estados Unidos sin temor a que alguien me arreste y deporte. Gracias a mi abogado de inmigración. Ismelda R.
We found Armand through a friend who recommended him and had a great experience using his services. My husband was detained by immigration because they came to the wrong house but found that he was living in the United States without documentation. I was desperate and called Armand for help. I was surprised when he answered because it was over the weekend and it was late but I am glad he did. He patiently listened to me and visited my husband at the detention center. He then devised a strategy to try and get him released from custody. THANK GOD WE FOUND HIM. Armand’s hard work led to the immigration judge giving my husband a bond. My husband is now home with us and we look forward to working with Armand to legalize him in the future. Armand is the best. I highly recommend him. Jennifer L.
Mi hijo fue arrestado por conducir sin licencia y luego la inmigración fue a buscarlo mientras estaba en la cárcel. Inmigración lo trasladó a un centro de detención que estaba sucio y no lo alimentaron. Queríamos sacarlo rápidamente. Llamamos a Armand y en unas pocas semanas el juez ya le dio una fianza de inmigración y lo liberó! Le debemos todo a nuestro abogado. Muy honesto e inteligente. El abogado luchas para la comunidad latina. Javier M.
If you need a legal service, you should hire my Attorney Armand Jawanmardi. He is from Texas. He is the best, very professional. He took care of my Adjustment of Status case. He answers all the questions and everything we need to know, and when you email him, he answers right away. Thank you so much for your service. Texas I highly recommend Atty. Armand Jawanmardi. Jay E.