Raleigh Military Immigration Lawyers
Immigration Through Military Service
Becoming a citizen of the United States has many advantages - including the right to vote, run for public office, receive benefits such as Social Security, travel with a U.S. visa, and sponsor the immigration of other family members. In most cases, an individual who wishes to become a citizen of the United States must either live in the nation as a green card holder for at least five years or be married to a United States citizen for at least three years. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), however, contains an allowance for service members.
Foreign nationals who are members of the U.S. military in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, and some parts of the National Guard, as well as their spouses, are eligible for streamlined naturalization. Service members can obtain citizenship more quickly and are not required to meet all of the stipulations for citizenship that others must go through.
If you are an immigrant in the military, call (919) 355-5134 to learn more about your options for citizenship.
Dedicated Legal Service in Raleigh, North Carolina
Close to 8% of the 1.4 million members of the U.S. military are foreign-born. Respecting their service to this country is a priority of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Immigration and Nationality Act allows the USCIS to ensure expedited naturalization for U.S. service members who wish to become citizens. The INA also permits military members to begin the naturalization process while abroad.
Learn more by talking to the knowledgeable Raleigh military immigration attorneys at Gardner Law, PLLC. We can help you understand your rights and options as a member of the United States military or as the spouse of a service member.
Contact our North Carolina law office today to set up a time when we can meet and discuss your situation.
High Quality Legal Representation
As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina State Bar, Attorney Gardner has a reputation for professionalism and elite representation.
Your Success Is Our Priority
Hiring a knowledgeable and passionate immigration attorney to represent your interests is one of the most important steps you can take. When you come to us, we will take a personal interest in your case because we genuinely care about your success.
Lead Attorney Gardner is a world traveler who speaks fluent Spanish; the entire Gardner Law support team is fluent in Spanish as well. Our attorney will personally handle each legal aspect of your case. We will help you obtain the sense of ease and peace of mind you deserve during this trying and difficult time.
We Educate Clients
We will review your case, inform you of your rights, and guide you in the path that best suits your needs. We will fully equip you to make informed decisions every step of the way. We will offer you the zealous advocacy and compassionate support you deserve.