What are the benefits of obtaining citizenship?

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USA flagWhen a person comes to the United States and obtains a permanent resident status, they may have intentions of working towards becoming a naturalized citizen of the country. In order to do so, they will have to wait three years after obtaining a permanent resident status to become eligible to start the naturalization process. Once making the decision to become a naturalized citizen of the United States, you will have to go through an interview process

Once making the decision to become a naturalized citizen of the United States, you will have to go through an interview process with an immigration officer and you will also be required to take a language test and a civics test. Upon successfully going through the interviews and passing the required examinations, you will soon become a citizen. Citizenship brings a number of new rights and freedoms to those who obtain it.

Some of these new freedoms that those who obtain citizenship will be entitled to include the ability to vote for federal elections, the ability to run for federal office, participating in jury duty, and obtain a United States passport. There are a lot of different benefits that citizens have that are not available to permanent residents so if you are considering submitting an application for citizenship naturalization, you should do so as soon as you are eligible to. With the rapidly changing immigration laws in our country, it may be best to act quickly. It is beneficial to contact an experienced immigration law attorney if you have any questions or concerns about becoming a citizen of the United States.

Please contact Cheryl David for a free initial consultation regarding immigration processes and questions. Cheryl is an experienced immigration attorney in New York City and would be happy to help you with your case.