Immigration

Obtaining US Citizenship

If you are a permanent resident of the United States and meet USCIS requirements, you are eligible to become a naturalized US citizen. In most cases, you must be a permanent resident of the US for at least five years (or three if married to a US citizen) before becoming eligible for citizenship. Applicants are required to meet with an immigration officer as well as take a naturalization test. With our experienced and attentive immigration lawyers counseling you, we can help your case be handled quickly and efficiently by USCIS.

Mintz Levin’s Immigration attorneys have substantial experience guiding eligible permanent residents through the processes and procedures for obtaining United States citizenship. We’re known for the level of service and attention we give our clients as well as for successfully addressing legal issues that may affect clients’ applications. In addition to filing the relevant paperwork, our attorneys will help you prepare for your interview with an immigration officer and the naturalization test. We also assist clients considering dual citizenship or renunciation of US citizenship.

Quick Facts


  • One of the largest corporate immigration practices
  • Clients include employers, accomplished individuals, investors, and entrepreneurs
  • Successful track record representing clients before USCIS, State Department, consular offices abroad, and DOL
  • Known for finding solutions to tough cases
  • Collaborate with attorneys in firm’s Corporate & Securities, Tax, Privacy & Security, Private Client, and Employment, Labor & Benefits practices
  • American Bar Association liaison to the DOL on immigration matters
  • Senior attorneys include:
    • Trustee of American Immigration Council
    • Adjunct professor of Business Immigration Law at Boston College Law School
  • Long-standing commitment to human rights advocacy
  • Pro bono leader in asylum cases
  • Immigration extranet available to clients’ authorized HR professionals and employees

Areas of Focus

  • US citizenship for permanent US residents
  • US citizenship for permanent US residents married to US citizens
  • Dual citizenship
  • Renunciation of US citizenship

Rankings & Recognitions

  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers:
    • Practice ranked top tier nationally and in Boston
  • Chambers Global:
    • Practice chair ranked for Immigration: Business: USA
  • Attorneys consistently ranked in the following:
    • Best Lawyers in America
    • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
    • Who’s Who Legal
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Barbara Chin

Barbara Chin

Associate

Boston (617) 348-4405
William L. Coffman

William L. Coffman

Of Counsel

Boston (617) 348-1890
Boston (617) 348-4468
Angel Feng

Angel Feng

Associate

Boston 617-348-1866
Boston (617) 348-1771
Maryanne Kline

Maryanne Kline

Associate

Boston (617) 239-8498