Obtaining citizenship is an important goal for many immigrants. If you’re seeking to do that, be advised that there are many hoops you must jump through and hurdles you must clear. It can be challenging to understand all of the requirements the law imposes upon you. Retaining a knowledgeable Maryland immigration and citizenship lawyer can help you ensure that your application satisfies all the necessary legal and procedural demands.
As noted above, the citizenship process can be complicated and any of a number of things may potentially represent a stumbling block. For one citizenship applicant, the stumbling block he had to go all the way to the federal Court of Appeals to clear was a divorce case in which he wasn’t even a party.
B.B. was a Ghanaian woman who married K.K.G. in Ghana in 1996. The husband secured a diversity visa and the couple moved to Virginia in June 1999. In late 1999, the marriage broke down and the heads of each of their households performed a “ceremonial divorce” in “accordance with Ghanaian customary law” on Jan. 6, 2000. In 2001, a Ghanaian court entered a judgment affirming the validity of the couple’s divorce.