The path to citizenship can take many different routes; routes that many aren’t even aware of. Though it logically goes without saying that those born on American soil are automatic U.S. citizens, many people are unaware of other circumstances that make them a legal citizen of this country. At Zohar Law Firm, we have helped thousands understand their status while advocating and supporting their legal rights as citizens of the United States.
Though it seems as if proving or obtaining citizenship is a highly complex issue, there are actually only four ways that one can be recognized as a legal citizen of the United States.
- Those who were born in the U.S. or within one of its territories.
- Those who were born to U.S. citizens
- Those who obtained their citizenship through the naturalization process
- Those minors whose parents obtained citizenship through naturalization.
Those who are deemed citizens of the U.S. but may not realize or understand their status include:
- People born in the U.S. but have lived most of their lives in other countries.
- People whose direct ancestors were born in the U.S. (parents or grandparents – regardless of how long they have lived outside of the country).
- Minors of naturalized citizens.
By representing the rights of both those seeking citizenship and those establishing their rights as citizens, our legal team focuses on the unique challenges of the individual immigrant. Find out more about your legal rights and what U.S. citizenship can mean for you and your family by calling an immigration attorney for a personal consultation now. Learn more immigration information and how to obtain an immigrant visa by checking out the services we provide or by calling