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Houston Citizenship Attorney

Helping Clients Obtain U.S. Citizenship

Citizenship is a dream for many foreign nationals who live and work in this country. Fortunately, a process called naturalization has been established to help these individuals achieve their goal. If you are someone who wishes to become a U.S. citizen through naturalization, Galaviz Law Firm, PLLC can help make this process less stressful and less subject to denials or delays through competent legal action.

Contact our Houston citizenship lawyer for help in pursuing your dream of U.S. citizenship at (713) 597-5642.

In order to achieve citizenship, you will have to meet all requirements and submit documentation that is accurate and thorough. To smooth the way, it is critical that you have the assistance of a lawyer experienced in immigration law who thoroughly understands all facets of the naturalization process. Our firm can provide the guidance and counsel needed throughout all steps on the road to citizenship.

The Naturalization Process

Naturalization is achieved when individuals born in foreign countries become U.S. citizens by completing all requirements under immigration law.

Requirements include (but may not be limited to) the following:

  • Maintaining a permanent residency in this country for the last five years; in some cases, this may be three years
  • Living in the state where the citizenship application is submitted for at least three months
  • Not traveling outside the U.S. in trips lasting six months or more within the last five years; in some cases, this may be three years
  • Having maintained a good moral character; not having been convicted of certain crimes, such as those considered to be of “moral turpitude”
  • Able to speak, read, and write basic English
  • Have a basic understanding of U.S. government and history
  • Understand and agree with the U.S. Constitution

Other requirements that are part of the citizenship process include the submission of documents, such as special immigration forms, photos, and copies of personal documents such as marriage certificates and green cards, as well as being interviewed by a USCIS official, having fingerprints taken, and more.

Our citizenship attorney can give you the assistance needed to meet all of these requirements and will ensure that your citizenship application is completed professionally.

Get the legal advice and support you need to achieve your citizenship dreams. Contact us at (713) 597-5642 or contact us online.

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    Abraham J Galaviz

    Founding Attorney

    Abraham is very passionate about his work. He empathizes with Clients because he knows that his parents once traveled the same road his clients are now traveling. The people he helps all have a story behind them. He knows that his clients want the opportunity to work and have a better future. 

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    Robert Zavaleta

    Associate

    Roberto R. Zavaleta, Esq. (“Robert”) has exclusively practiced Immigration Law for 11 years, primarily in Houston. He was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas and is fluent in English and Spanish. Robert has worked for several large national and local law firms as an Immigration Litigation Writer, and is now happy to be part of the Galaviz Law Firm. He previously had his own immigration law office, where he helped many immigrants obtain their desired immigration benefits. In his tenure as an ...
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Client Testimonials

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  • I was highly impressed with this attorney as he is highly skilled in immigration matters, prepared, knowledgeable, thorough, professional, affordable fees, keeps clients informed and involved, always returns calls [even after hours].

    “Mr. Galaviz is a unique advocate with a sincere vision to helping the immigrant community. Without any reservation, I would highly recommend him to anybody for their immigration matters.”

    - Maria & Luis
  • He won his case and was released without a bond. He is now legally working and back home with his family.

    “When I explained my father's case to Mr. Galaviz he knew it wouldn't be an easy case but he didn't turn me down.”

    - Melissa
  • Now my mother is in the process of becoming a US Citizen, my family will always be grateful that Mr. Galaviz helped us keep our mother here with us.

    “Mr. Galaviz informed us each step of the way and fought for my mom to the last minute.”

    - Former Client
  • When hiring a lawyer, communication is the number one key. You can call, email and text Mr.Galaviz and within minutes he will respond.

    “Today was our final hearing and WE WON!! I thank God for putting Mr.Galaviz in our path to help us.”

    - Cindy
  • Mr. Abraham was able to keep my husband here and not get deported. I am very grateful and pleased.

    “But Mr. Abraham worked very hard and kept fighting to get my husband out of that situation.”

    - Maria M.
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The Results that Matter

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Keeps Green Card Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer

    Immigration Officials placed Client in removal proceedings because of a previous conviction for – Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer.

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Status Won Alien in Possession of Firearm - Aggravated Felony

    Client was arrested and charged in Federal Court for the offense of Alien in Possession of a Firearm – an Aggravated Felony for immigration purposes.

  • Case Dismissed Arrested for Possession of Marijuana

    Arrested for possession of 1,300 pounds of marijuana and in danger of deportation.

  • Charges Dismissed Client Released from Custody Practice Area Removal Defense / Immigration Detention

    Accused with 3 DWI charges and in danger of being deported after being a permanent resident for 34 years.

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Keeps Green Card Medicaid Fraud - Loss was more than $10,000

    Immigration Officials placed Client in removal proceedings because she had previously been convicted of Medicaid Fraud – more than $10,000, which is an aggravated felony.

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Keeps Green Card Possession of 862 Pounds of Marijuana.

    Client was arrested and convicted of Possession of more than 800 pounds of Marijuana in the Rio Grand Valley, and sentenced to several years in State Jail.

  • Charge Reduced Released on Bond

    Judge grants a reasonable bond after proving client was not subject to mandatory detention for previous criminal history.

  • Charge Reduced Removal Defense / Adjustment of Status

    Case terminated and Lawful Permanent Resident status granted for the wife of U.S. Combat Veteran.

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At Galaviz Law we understand first hand what you're going though.

Having parents who have gone through the immigration process, has not only allowed us to be more compassionate and understanding but has also given us a more competitive advantage. Our success rate speaks for itself. We're here to help you.