Nashville, NC asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina

Q: my husbands mom is trying to get there citizenship but the lawyer said he needs our tax papers in order. Is this normal?

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Franchesco Donovan Fickey Martinez
Franchesco Donovan Fickey Martinez
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Hello Sir or Ma'am,

I do not know if "citizenship" means Naturalization or Lawful Permanent Residence. It is a common confusion in my office with prospective clients. So, I will provide an answer for both possibilities.

Tax Documents are normal requirements for Naturalization and for Lawful Permanent Residence (aka Green Card) Filing. In Naturalization, the applying immigrant may add tax documents to show residence in the United States and the fact that taxes had been paid. In a Green Card Filing, a petitioner, household member, and co-sponsor would need to provide tax documents to prove sufficient annual income to sponsor the immigrant.


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