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Legal Representation for the Most Challenging Immigration Issues

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Getting US citizenship is a challenging task. There is a lot of paperwork involved and whether you’ll get it or not depends on very small details.

We will help you understand the procedure in front of you, how it affects your situation and will guide you through all aspects of your immigration case.


The California immigration lawyers at the John Akopian Law Firm handle the following cases:

  • Family-based immigration cases

  • Business and employment-based immigration

  • Citizenship and naturalization

  • Deportation cases


No two immigration cases are the same. We carefully examine each one and offer individually tailored services for our clients. We know what it takes to see you with a US passport in your hands and will help you get it.


How Can You Get US Citizenship?

There are two basic ways to become a US citizen - through birth or naturalization.

Birth in the US or acquisition:


In most cases, when someone is born in the United States, he or she automatically becomes a US citizen. People who were born to a US parent abroad may also automatically acquire US citizenship. We can help you determine whether you are eligible for US citizenship or not. These laws change from time to time and can be confusing for people without a legal background. The California immigration lawyers at the John Akopian Law Firm follow these changes closely and can provide you with the latest information about them.




If you were not born in the United States to a non-US parent, you can obtain US citizenship through naturalization, but only if you meet the requirements set by the US immigration laws.

First and foremost, you have to be a permanent US resident for a certain period of time, usually three to five years. Permanent residency is commonly referred to as green card. In most cases, immigrants get green card by employment in the United States, or by joining their family who lives there already.

The naturalization procedure takes few steps:

  1. You must fill an application for US citizenship.

  2. You must attend an interview with an immigration officer. In this interview, you’ll have to prove that you speak English fluently and are familiar with the American culture and history.

  3. You must prove that you are a good moral character and that you’ll be a good citizen.


The interview is a very important step in the process. It is the moment when the US Government decides whether you should become a US citizen or not. That’s why you need to reach out to  an experienced California immigration lawyer to help you get prepared for that.


Obtaining US citizenship will be a life-changing experience for the better for you and your whole family. That’s why you shouldn’t take this procedure lightly. It may seem like a walk in the park, but a single mistake could destroy your hopes of living the American dream. Don’t hesitate to call our California immigration attorneys at the John Akopian Law Firm to take care of all the paperwork and prepare you for the interview with the immigration officer. We will leave no stone unturned to ensure the process go smoothly. We have guided hundreds of people through this process and we know how rewarding it is when our clients finally get the opportunity to live a better life. Call us at +1 818-244-0050 and let us help you as well.


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