Why I started this site
I created citizenshipyes.com to help green card holders apply for citizenship with greater confidence and speed than they could on their own, or to discover in a safe, secure way if applying for citizenship might cause problems for them.
I have helped many people apply for citizenship, but as the years passed, it seemed like I met with more and more people who had problems when they applied for citizenship on their own. Many resolved the problems, but wasted time in the process; others had applications denied unnecessarily and had to apply again, and others (not so many, but too many) had their applications denied and ended up facing deportation. Most had applied on their own because they thought citizenship applications were easy and lawyers were expensive.
As I helped my regular clients, I noticed that I spent as much or more time helping them remember and organize routine information like their old addresses as giving them legal advice about their naturalization applications. It occurred to me that if clients could organize their routine information and enter it into my office’s computer system, the time saved would allow an attorney to review and complete their applications and give them the legal advice they need for a very reasonable price. That idea was the genesis of this site. I hope this site and our attorneys can help most of you get your citizenship more quickly and safely than you could on your own, and help a few of you avoid making applications that could land you in serious trouble. If you have ideas for how we can improve our site or our service, please email me using our contact form.