Citizenship

At Chodorow Law Offices, we help with citizenship issues. This includes, for example:

  • Naturalization
  • Expeditious naturalization under section 319(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act for the spouses of U.S. citizens employed abroad for U.S. companies, the U.S. Government, certain international organizations, certain research institutions, or certain religious organizations
  • Acquisition of citizenship by birth abroad to a U.S. citizen parent
  • Form N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate under Section 322 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, for a child who was born abroad and lives with a U.S. citizen parent but who did not automatically acquire citizenship at birth
  • Complicated passport applications

For a brief summary of citizenship laws, see Quick Reference to Citizenship.

See also our article on Choosing Between U.S. and Chinese Citizenship: Pros and Cons.

In addition, our firm has unparalleled experience and resources on the ground for representing clients with regard to citizenship issues before the U.S. Consulates in China (Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, Shenyang, and Hong Kong). We make it our business to know each consulate’s policies, practices, and procedures. 

Our goal is to become your trusted legal adviser.

Schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer in Beijing, Shenyang, Shanghai, or Los Angeles; or by phone, Skype, WeChat, or FaceTime.

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