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Naturalization exceptions for qualified applicants

Applicants for citizenship who qualify may be exempt from certain requirements, while those with disabilities could be accommodated. Individuals applying for naturalization in California and having trouble meeting all of the requirements might be able to take advantage of these exceptions. There is a continuous residence requirement to become a U.S. citizen, but this could be waived if the applicant is engaged in certain overseas employment situations. All applicants who are approved for citizenship must take the Oath of Allegiance. In special circumstances, it could be modified to accommodate the applicant.

What are the benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen?

Some California residents may be eligible to become U.S. citizens, but they may be unsure if taking that final step is worthwhile. Citizenship carries important benefits and may be worth the consideration of lawful permanent residents in the state.

What are the categories for employment-based immigrant visas?

There are five categories in which employment-based immigrant visas are divided. Persons wishing to work in or continue working in California under an employment-based immigrant visa might need to understand in which category they fall.

Children born abroad and U.S. citizenship

Establishing U.S. citizenship for a child who was born abroad may depend on the relationship between the parents at the time of the birth. It may also be affected by the citizenship of the parents at the time of the birth. California parents may want to keep these issues in mind if they will be out of the country near the time of a baby's due date.

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