Naturalization is the process for obtaining U.S. citizenship. Individuals who have been permanent residents (green card holders) for at least five years (or three years, if married to a U.S. citizen) may be eligible to apply for naturalization.

The naturalization process requires an interview and English and civics test conducted by a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) officer. MacDonald Hoague and Bayless attorneys are experienced in assisting clients to apply for naturalization and in attending USCIS interviews, including applicants with criminal histories, prior immigration violations, and waivers of the English or civics tests.

MHB attorneys can also assist in preserving residence for individuals employed abroad by U.S. companies, in order to retain eligibility to apply for naturalization.