NEW Citizenship Test Coming

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revising the current naturalization test with improvements to ensure it continues to serve as an accurate measure of a naturalization applicant’s civics knowledge and that it reflects best practices in adult education assessments. The goal is to create a meaningful, uniform, and efficient test that will assess applicants’ knowledge and understanding of U.S. history, government and values. 

This spring, the former USCIS director signed the Revision of the Naturalization Civics Test Memorandum announcing the new citizenship test coming in 2021.

“Granting U. S. citizenship is the highest honor our nation bestows,” said USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli. “Updating, maintaining, and improving a test that is current and relevant is our responsibility as an agency in order to help potential new citizens fully understand the meaning of U.S. citizenship and the values that unite all Americans.” 

In December 2018, USCIS formed a naturalization test revision working group with members from across the agency. The working group has been reviewing and updating the naturalization test questions. The working group will also assess potential changes to the speaking portion of the test. USCIS is soliciting the input of experts in the field of adult education to ensure that this process is fair and transparent. After careful analysis of the pilot, and thorough officer training, USCIS will set an implementation date in December 2020 or early 2021.  

In Fiscal Year 2018, USCIS naturalized nearly 757,000 people, a five-year high in new oaths of citizenship. The naturalization test revision is a key part of preparing legal immigrants to fully exercise their rights and meet their responsibilities. 

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First Steps to Attaining U.S. Citizenship in Orlando

First Steps to Attaining U.S. Citizenship in Orlando

The Naturalization process is required if you want to become a U.S. citizen. Our immigration law office helps many clients attain citizenship in Orlando every year. We are honored to be a part of this exciting time in our clients lives and do our very best to make the process as smooth and simple for you as possible.

Here’s a quick look at the first steps you’ll need to complete in order to become a U.S. citizen.

Early Requirements For U.S. Citizenship Via Naturalization

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Have held a Permanent Green Card for at least 5 years.
  • Able to read, write, and speak basic English.
  • Be of good moral character.

If you meet these four criteria, you can get started on your Naturalization process! The 10-step Naturalization process starts with filing Form N-400 “Application for Naturalization”.

What to Expect of the U.S. Naturalization Process

After you submit Form N-400, you will be contacted to arrange an interview and an English and Civics test. Once approved, you can take part in a naturalization ceremony and take the Oath of Allegiance!

Gail Seeram Helps Immigrants Attain Citizenship In Orlando

Immigration attorney, Gail Seeram, helps immigrants complete their Naturalization paperwork accurately and completely, ensure they meet all Naturalization eligibility requirements, and can provide moral support or clarification during the citizenship interview process. Attorney Seeram’s advice and assistance can ensure your application is not rejected or delayed due to missing or inaccurate information and that you have met all of the necessary requirements for becoming a U.S. citizen.

Learn more about how we can help you attain U.S. citizenship in Orlando by contacting

The Law Offices of Gail Seeram at 1-877-GAIL-LAW or 407-292-7730. We offer free, no-obligation phone and office

U.S. Citizenship cannot be revoked over False Statements

In the recently decided U.S. Supreme Court case, Maslenjak v. United States, 6/22/17, the justices unanimously rejected the government’s position that a naturalized U.S. citizen can be stripped of U.S. citizenship based on misstatements during the naturalization proceedings or on the citizenship application.  A government lawyer argued that failing to disclose a speeding violation could be enough to revoke citizenship even years later.

Justice Elena Kagan stated that the law required a tighter connection between the lie and the procurement of citizenship.  “We hold that the government must establish that an illegal act by the defendant played some role in her acquisition of citizenship,” she wrote. “When the illegal act is a false statement, that means demonstrating that the defendant lied about facts that would have mattered to an immigration official, because they would have justified denying naturalization or would predictably have led to other facts warranting that result.”

The case concerned Divna Maslenjak, an ethnic Serb who had refugee status and became a United States citizen in 2007.  During the application process for U.S. citizenship, (more…)

7 Reasons To Hire Orlando Immigration Attorney Gail Seeram

Hiring a US immigration attorney is the single most important step you can take to ensure you meet all of the legal requirements of entering the United States. Given today’s political climate, taking this all-important step can mean the difference between being granted entry to the US and being denied entry.

Gail Seeram is a Florida immigration attorney who has been helping clients all over the world enter the US legally for over 17 years. She focuses exclusively on immigration law, handling cases of all kinds. Click here for a full list of law services.


Pay N-400 Fee with Credit Card

In an effort to help aspiring lawful permanent residents or “green card” holders to become U.S. citizens and also improving customer service, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the filing fee for Form N-400 can be paid by credit card effective September 19, 2015.  Applicants filing Form N-400, can pay N-400 fee with credit card.

Acceptable Credit Cards

You may use Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. You may also use gift cards with Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover logos.  If you choose to pay N-400 fee with credit card or gift card, you must pay the entire fee using a single card. Please ensure the credit card or gift card has enough money to cover the fee. 

How to Pay N-400 Fee with Credit Card

  1. Complete form G-1450.
  2. Place it on top of your N-400 application.
  3. Mail your application package to the correct address 


Failure to Register for Selective Service & Citizenship

Many first-time immigrants to the United States are unaware of the requirement that all males between the ages of 18 and 26 living in the U.S. must register for the selective service. The selective service is a system in the United States that maintains information on males that are potentially subject to military duty. As of 2008, the names and addresses of over 14 million men were on file. (more…)

NEW Citizenship Application Released – Form N-400 – Low Cost Prep $299

A new version of Form N-400 was released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and it extend the application from 10 pages (previous version) to 21 pages.  The new Form N-400 uses 2D barcode technology for each page which will ensure quick and accurate processing of the application as USCIS gets ready for on-line paperless processing in the near future.  The filing fees and requirements have not changed.  CLICK HERE to view the new version of Form N-400.

Our office will prepare and file your citizenship application for the low cost of $299 (exception apply).  Call for more information.

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$299 Preparing Your Application for Naturalization or Citizenship

Thank you for considering preparing your Application for Naturalization or Citizenship (Form N-400) with our Kissimmee Immigration Office.  Applicants are required to complete the following FOUR (4) easy steps before our office can provide assistance with preparing and filing your application for citizenship.  





CLICK HERE  to download and complete the forms to start the $299 citizenship process with our office.


We will prepare and file Form N-400 for $299.00 if ALL the conditions below are met:

NO prior arrest or conviction during lifetime – anywhere in the world

NO prior appearance in immigration court or prior removal order

NO waiver is required to be filed (such as medical waiver or 212(c) waiver)

CLIENT must pay $299.00 non-refundable fee by credit or Amscot Money Order (no cash accepted)

CLIENT must pay filing fees of $680.00 by Personal Check or Amscot Money Order (no cash accepted)

CLIENT understands Attorney consultation is NOT included (unless fee of $100.00 is paid)

CLIENT will receive ALL notices (receipt, biometrics, interview) and will not be notified by our office

CLIENT is responsible for responding to any RFE (Request for Evidence)

CLIENT is responsible for learning U.S. History and English words for reading/writing test

CLIENT understands Attorney will NOT assist in test preparation

CLIENT understands Attorney will NOT attend interview (unless fee of $500.00 is paid)

CLIENT must complete ALL steps in ONE office visit at Kissimmee Office or by mail/email

CLIENT understands any other immigration services requires an additional legal fee

CLIENT understands that Attorney has no control over processing times, procedures or results