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Turn To Crooms Immigration Law For Guidance With Immigration And Naturalization Law

I am immigration law attorney Monica Crooms, and I appreciate your interest in my Los Alamitos law practice. I am a respected and effective advocate for my clients. A large part of what my staff members and I do is explain the immigration process to people seeking work, family and visitor visas, green cards, asylum and naturalization.

If you become a client of Crooms Immigration Law, I will listen closely to your concerns and give you the information and assistance that you need for your unique situation. You will not be just a case number to us. Rather, you are a real person with hopes and dreams – someone whom we care about.

Get Customized Responses To Questions You Have About Immigration

A large part of what I will do for you is provide you with personalized answers to questions such as those below. I welcome the opportunity to help you understand answers to these questions and other key information about the naturalization process.

Do I need a lawyer to obtain a green card or apply for U.S. citizenship?

In theory, it is not mandatory for you to hire a lawyer to apply for any immigration benefits, including green cards or U.S. citizenship. However, this journey is very important for your future. Problems may come up during your application process. Your response can make the difference between acceptance or rejection. For example, your identification documents may spell your name in different ways. Perhaps someone with the same name had legal troubles in the past.

No matter what difficulties appear, a qualified immigration lawyer can make a great difference in your case. It is better to be safe than sorry. If you work with me, I can make sure that you submit the right fees, respond to requests from government agencies about your application and otherwise keep your case moving in the right direction.

How many times can I apply for naturalization?

You can apply as many times as you wish, but you will have to pay the full application fee each time. It may be more efficient to invest in legal assistance to increase your chances of acceptance.

How can I prepare for the naturalization interview and test?

About the test: The 2020 version of the civics test requires applicants to answer 12 out of 20 answers correctly out of a total of 128 possible questions. It may help you to take a class, get a tutor or start testing yourself long before it is time for you to actually take the test. Focus on the questions that are hardest for you to remember as you practice giving answers.

About the interview: Work on your spoken English every chance you get while waiting for your interview. Even if you do not end up hiring a lawyer to handle your entire naturalization application, we recommend that you consult with an attorney or an organization that helps immigrants prepare for the interview. Get good advice about what to expect in the interview.

For more information, see the YouTube video from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) entitled “Preparing for the Naturalization Interview and Test.”

Also, check out the Naturalization Test and Study Resources section of the USCIS website. Then consult with an immigration law attorney for more tips on how to prepare based on your individual circumstances.

If I fail a portion of the naturalization test, when will I be retested?

After two attempts at passing the English and civics test that is necessary for naturalization, you will be retested on the part you fail (English or civics) sometime between 60 and 90 days from the date of your initial interview.

Ask an attorney for information about what to do if you fail on multiple attempts. The answer may vary depending on your unique circumstances.

Let’s Talk About Your Immigration Objectives And Concerns

For personalized counsel regarding your aspirations to obtain a work visa, claim asylum, seek a green card or apply for citizenship in California or elsewhere in the U.S., call Crooms Immigration Law at 562-502-8401 or send an email inquiry.