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You Will Never Vote Until You Are Naturalized!

The presidential voting season is coming up in November. File naturalization applications now so you can register to vote before next fall. You can access the application form, N-400, at www.uscis.gov. However, you may need some legal assistance if you:

  • Have been outside the U.S. for significant periods of time after becoming a permanent resident, not just in the last five years.
  • Have been married before or have changed your name.
  • Have been arrested, detained, or cited by the police or any other law enforcement officer.
  • Have not registered for the Selective Service when you were supposed to do so.
  • Have failed to file U.S. Income Tax Returns or pay your taxes.
  • Have lost your permanent residency card.
  • Have a medical disability that prevents you from taking the test.
  • Have citizenship in another country and wonder if you can have dual citizenship.
  • Have questions regarding taking the oath of allegiance.
  • Have other questions regarding the application.

If any of the above points are hindering you from filing for naturalization, please contact John Paul Parikh, at 206-654-2257 or parikh@ryanlaw.com, to set up a reduced fee consultation.

This message has been released by the Immigration Group at Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC to advise of recent developments in the law. Because each situation is different, this information is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice on any specific facts and circumstances. Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC is a full-service law firm located in Seattle, Washington.





Joel Paget is an attorney in Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC’s Immigration Group and can be reached at 206.654.2215 or paget@ryanlaw.com.


This message has been released by the Immigration Group at Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC to advise of recent developments in the law. Because each situation is different, this information is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice on any specific facts and circumstances. Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC is a full-service law firm located in Seattle, Washington.

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