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Citizenship & Naturalization

Texas Citizenship and Naturalization Lawyers

Dallas, Texas — Fort Worth, Texas

Laws governing immigrants’ rights to apply for and receive American citizenship are complex and confusing. Many immigrants work together to share and obtain information, and have some information on rights, procedures and criteria. However, getting complete and accurate information on your own situation that takes into consideration the details of your status, background and country of origin can be difficult.

At the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko, we can help. We can work with you to determine the best way for you to work to acquire American citizenship, and represent you throughout the entire process.

Are you interested in becoming an American citizen? Do you have questions regarding how you and your family can be naturalized or obtain citizenship? Contact the immigration lawyers of Chavez & Valko at 214-251-8011 (Dallas area), 817-332-1100 (Fort Worth area).

The immigration legal team of Chavez & Valko has resolved thousands of immigration law challenges for our clients, including cases involving citizenship and naturalization. We handle all types of citizenship claims, including claims involving:

  • Individuals who were born to U.S. citizens in a foreign country
  • Individuals who were adopted by American parents
  • Individuals whose parents naturalized and now seeking citizenship status

We encourage people living in the U.S. to seek citizenship under many circumstances. First, citizenship affords the person the right to vote. Second, if you live here and wish for your spouse and children to join you here, you may wait eight or nine years as a lawful permanent resident petitioner However, if you are a citizen, your family may be able to join you without having to wait for long visa processing times. Lastly, citizenship can help you avoid deportation and hassles, and citizenship allows you the assurance that you can remain here always.

  • “Hello Mr. Chavez, I know I have already thanked you a 100 times, but here is number 101; Thanks in a million!!! Thanks to you, Mr. Valko, and Eduardo; I can now continue to live my life as a soon to be American citizen.
    The first time we spoke, I could tell that you were very sincere and caring; it’s more like you were heaven sent. I have contacted another firm prior to you guys, and I have never once felt any kind of reassurance. First of all they would not communicate with me without an initial consultation fee, second, the retainer fee was twice as much as yours, and it was just a living nightmare. They scared the living crap out of me, advising me that I should never return to work in Iraq because I will have problem coming back into the states, and I should prepare myself of being deported back to Jamaica, the list goes on and on.
    One week after you wrote the USICS on my behalf, I receive the good news that I would not be put in proceedings, 2 weeks later I was told to provide a date as to when I want to be sworn in as an American citizen.
    Sir, on the Behalf of my kids and my entire family, I would like to thank you once again for making me spending the rest of my life watching my kids grow and prosper on American soil, you guys are very professional and caring, thank you for your service, thank you for your time, you guys are considered number one in my book!
    Sincerely, the once worried Jamaica Dad”

    – Mark A., Killen, TX (N-400; Intent to Deny)

  • “Dear Mr. Valko, I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to you and Chavez & Valko staff for the great service received during our consultations. Thank you for your assistance, your suggestions and directions during the naturalization interview process. Thanks for coming to the rescue during this critical period of my life.”
    – Arun D., Dallas, TX (N-400, Application for Naturalization)

  • “My attorney Nick Chavez appealed my naturalization case. At the hearing, he made the appropriate arguments in support of my appeal. The government’s decision to deny my naturalization was overturned, and I was granted U.S. citizenship. I thank Chavez & Valko for helping me with my case. I highly recommend their services.”
    – Edward K., Fort Worth, TX (N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings)

  • “Mr. Valko and his team were impressive and efficient from start to finish. They have extensive knowledge and experience about immigrations law that made my journey becoming a US citizen short, flawless and successful.”
    – Homero Rivas, MD, MBA, FACS Bariatric and Minimal Access Surgeon‎, Dallas, TX (N-400, Application for Naturalization)

To read more about clients we have helped to become American citizens or reopen denials (N-336) of their N-400 Application for Citizenship and other matters, please visit our testimonials page.

If you have questions regarding citizenship, or have doubts about your eligibility for citizenship, contact a firm committed to helping you achieve your full immigration goals.

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Testimonials

“Mr. Chavez I cannot THANK YOU enough for helping us in reuniting our family. The WAIVER you completed for my husband was EXCELLENT. We will forever be grateful to you and your professional staff. I knew from my first consultation that you were sincere about helping your clients. You are an example of what a great attorney is. I HIGHLY recommend your law firm to everyone.“

– Elizabeth C., Crowley, TX (I-601 Waiver of inadmissibility in Cd. Juarez, Mexico)

“I am the General Counsel for a global internet security company. I have been working with Martin and his team for over three years on immigration matters including permanent residence, intracompany-transferee, investor’s, and H-1B matters. My experience has been outstanding. Martin or anyone in the firm always respond promptly and professionally. I usually work on very tight deadline and Martin and his team have always helped us achieve our goals. In my experience in comparison to working with other immigration lawyers, Chavez & Valko makes the complicated and burdensome process feel like a breeze. I would recommend Chavez & Valko to anyone who wants precision, promptness and professionalism.”

– Alexandra Albro, General Counsel, ESET ESET

“My husband WAS detained in a detention center, facing the possibility of deportation. As of today, my husband is home . . with the judge granting his cancellation of removal, and he was able to keep his permanent resident status here in the United States. . . The law firm of Chavez & Valko was wonderful to work with, guiding us through this long and difficult process with such conviction and compassion, that they gave my family and I that peace of mind of hope and encouragement that everything will be fine. . . I highly recommend the law firm of Chavez & Valko to anyone with immigration matter(s). . . Please continue doing what you do because you guys really do change lives. ”

– Removal client, Dallas, TX (Cancellation of Removal of Lawful Permanent Resident)

“My family and I would like to thank the attorneys from the immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko LLP for the great work fulfilled in my immigration case which had a happy ending. . . the immigration law argued that a criminal case like the one I had was eligible for deportation and my options were minimal. . . With their experience and great knowledge in immigration law, their perseverance and professionalism, they were able to win my case in my favor in Dallas immigration court (EOIR). I would like to give special thanks to the law firm of Chavez & Valko, who was with us at all times giving us support, security and great optimism.”

– Cecilio & Family, Dallas, TX (Defense against deportation in immigration court with 212(h) Waiver and Cuban Adjustment)

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