Establishing Your U.S. Citizenship

In order to become a U.S. citizen, a person can undergo the naturalization process or file for a certificate of citizenship. What is the difference between these two processes? Naturalization is for individuals who seek citizenship on their own, whereas certificates of citizenship are for individuals who have parents who are already citizens.

If you were born to U.S. citizen parents in a foreign country, you will need to establish your citizenship even though you are considered a U.S. citizen at birth. Considered "citizenship through derivation," this process involves many additional requirements, which can be thoroughly explained to you by a Wichita immigration lawyer. In some cases, individuals with U.S. citizen grandparents can acquire citizenship.

Get Help Along the Road to Citizenship

If you wish to establish your U.S. citizenship, Attorney Gregory Beuke can help you make sure you have all the necessary documentation filled out properly to submit to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office. Depending on the kind of birth certificate that was issued for you, and whether or not your birth was registered with the U.S. Embassy or consulate in the country of your birth, establishing your citizenship status can be a tedious and confusing process. You may need to have your foreign birth certificate translated.

His firm can also help you obtain a citizenship certificate if you have been naturalized as a U.S. citizen, or if you were born in the U.S. but cannot present evidence of your citizenship. In these cases, you will need to provide early public records such as:

  • School records
  • Census records
  • Baptismal birth certificate
  • Hospital records of post-natal care

Need help with your immigration case?

If you need help establishing your U.S. citizenship, Attorney Gregory Beuke and his Spanish-speaking firm are ready and willing to help you comply with all the necessary requirements. He can review your legal matter and supporting documentation during a private case evaluation. His goal is to make immigration matters easier for his clients by providing high-quality legal representation that is rooted in personal attention and open communication.

For the careful and trustworthy legal guidance you need for your U.S. citizenship case, contact his firm today!