How Long Does It Take to Get U.S. Citizenship in Florida?

You want to become a U.S. citizen and live in Florida, but you aren’t sure about how long it’s going to take. The truth of the matter is that it can take a long time to gain citizenship, but it could be worth it depending on your situation.

Average Waiting Time for Becoming a U.S. Citizen

The overall time it takes for naturalization to become a U.S. citizen is between 18.5 months and 24 months, with the processing time for your application alone taking 14.5 months. You’ll first need to become a green card holder and then go through the required steps like filling out your application, going to your biometrics appointment, attending your exam and citizenship interview, receiving your decision for your application, taking your oath of allegiance, and receiving your Certificate of Naturalization.

Why’s It Take So Long to Become a U.S. Citizen?

Whenever you’re dealing with the government, things are going to run more slowly because it’s overwhelmed and there is red tape you have to navigate. Plus, the U.S. handles many applications per year; in 2020 alone, the U.S. welcomed over 625,000 new citizens. Additionally, simply going through the application process is complex, so you’re going to spend some time on that. Once you’ve turned in your application, you can always check the status of your application online on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website

Contact a Florida Immigration Attorney

Do you need help with immigrating to the U.S.? Then contact Florida Immigration Law Counsel through our website or by calling 1-800-666-4996. We deal with the government so you don’t have to. We look forward to assisting you. 


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Attorney Saman Movassaghi, Esq.

Caring and compassionate, Saman Movassaghi Gonzalez is a Florida immigration attorney dedicated to producing the results her clients need. She has over 17 years of experience helping both corporate and individual clients with an emphasis in employment/investment cases and family adjustment cases.

As the Managing Attorney at Florida Immigration Law Counsel, Saman Movassaghi Gonzalez and her team are capable of representing and helping individuals looking to attain a Family VisaWork Visa, and Citizenship/Naturalization. Her experience successfully representing clients in front of the Department of Justice for cases involving Deportation/Removal Proceedings will lead to success in your case.

Her experience and expertise in immigration litigation has led to multiple Avvo awards and other accolades, including the Clients’ Choice for 2017 Immigration Attorney. Her clients also consistently post positive reviews on her Facebook page. Her experience has also allowed her to teach a new generation of lawyers as an adjunct professor of law at Nova Southeastern University, and she also regularly gives speeches on immigration matters.

Counselor Gonzalez is also experienced in helping corporate clients through the process of filing for Employment Visas, Labor Certifications, and Business and Investment Visas with the Department of Labor. She takes on the entire case from start to finish, simplifying the process for her clients and allowing them to focus on their business.

Fluent in English, Spanish, and Farsi – Saman Movassaghi Gonzalez is dedicated to making her clients feel comfortable and assured in making her their go-to immigration attorney in Florida. Her goal is to ensure that those who want to live the American dream have a professional fighting for them and making the process as painless as possible.

Saman’s passion for immigration law stems from her personal life as the daughter of immigrants. Her parents were recipients of the student F1 visa in 1971. Her father came into this country with the goal to improve his life and the life of his children. He earned a PhD in Civil Engineering and Business, instilling in his daughter a strong work ethic that she carries to this day. Saman saw firsthand what it means to be an immigrant and achieve the American Dream.

Saman Movassaghi Gonzalez can personally understand the struggle of immigrants and the children of immigrants navigating through the bureaucratic process of immigration law. Because of this, she dedicates herself fully and provides her personal attention to every case. She prides herself on developing a strong relationship with each and every client, and she is not afraid of pushing the envelope and looking for answers where other attorneys have failed.

Saman Movassaghi makes it her goal to provide you with only the best representation for immigration matters because she believes it’s time for you to live the American dream!