Citizenship and Naturalization

Citizenship and NaturalizationThe law office of Ngozi Emeka Nchekwube can help you with citizenship and naturalization. People who were born in the United States are automatically considered to be citizens. If you were born in another country, but want to become a citizen of the United States, you have two options. You may obtain U.S. citizenship by meeting the requirements for citizenship established by the Child Citizenship Act or you may go through a process called naturalization.

At our Merrillville, Indiana, immigration law firm, we help our clients become United States citizens through citizenship and naturalization processes. We can guide you through the legal system, demonstrating that you meet the requirements, completing the proper paperwork and helping to make sure that the process goes smoothly.

Citizenship: You may become a citizen after birth if you had a parent or parents who were citizens at the time of your birth and you meet certain other requirements.

Naturalization: The naturalization process is different for people in different situations but, generally, you must complete an application and attend an interview about your application and background, as well as take English and civics tests. We can talk with you about your situation and recommend the best course of action. Our goal is to guide you through the process so things proceed smoothly.


If You Are Planning To Travel To The USA

If you are planning to travel to the United States, you generally must obtain a U.S. visa first. Having a U.S. visa allows you to travel to a port of entry, airport or land border crossing, and request permission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspector to enter the United States. We assist with the two main categories of visas — immigrant visas and non-immigrant visas.


Immigrant Visas/Permanent Residency

Immigrant visas are intended for people who plan to immigrate to the United States to live here permanently. Our Merrillville citizenship attorney, Ngozi Emeka Nchekwube, Esq., helps clients both inside of and outside of the United States to obtain visas by filing family and business immigrant petitions with USCIS.


Nonimmigrant Visas

Nonimmigrant visas are intended for travel to the U.S. on a temporary basis. At our law firm, we help people come to the U.S. for a wide variety of reasons, including:

• Tourism
• Business
• Study
• Medical treatment
• Certain types of temporary work

Our founding lawyer, Ngozi Emeka Nchekwube, Esq., has been practicing law since 1994, and focuses exclusively on immigration law matters. Ms. Nchekwube knows firsthand the challenges experienced by people starting life in the United States. Her focus is on results, so she doesn’t just take any case. She takes the cases in which she knows success is possible — then she works hard to achieve that success.


Contact Indiana Citizenship Attorney Ngozi Emeka Nchekwube, Esq.

Our citizenship and naturalization law office is conveniently located at 5655 Broadway in Merrillville, IN. Contact us to discuss your immigration needs by calling 219-985-6005 or toll free at 800-568-7155. Free 15-minute phone consultations are available. Credit cards are accepted. We offer flexible hours, meeting with clients on evenings and weekends as necessary.