Obtaining Citizenship as a Victim of Domestic Violence
Compassionate Los Angeles Immigration Attorney
Immigration recognizes that suffering domestic violence at the hands of
a loved one is a traumatic experience and has therefore passed amendments
to protect spouses, ex-spouses, intended spouses, and
children of U.S. citizens.
If you obtained lawful permanent residence status (“Green Card”)
on the basis of having been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by
your U.S. citizen spouse or parent, you may become a U.S. citizen without
being required to meet all the general naturalization requirements.
A person who was a spouse subjected to battering or extreme cruelty by
their citizen spouse is exempt from the following naturalization requirements:
- Living in marital union with the citizen spouse for at least three years
at the time of filing the naturalization application; and
- U.S. citizenship status of the applicant’s spouse from the time of
filing until the time the applicant takes the Oath of Allegiance.
Receive a Free Evaluation of Your Case Today
Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys are trained to work with victims
of domestic violence and are sensitive to the clients’ traumatic
experience. We want to help you obtain U.S. citizenship so that you may
live a healthy, happy and independent life from your abusive U.S. citizen
spouse or parent. Our attorneys will provide you with one on one attention
and help you throughout the naturalization process.
Call (562) 445-4870 to make an appointment and begin the U.S. citizenship pathway.