I am currently writing a book on applying for U.S. citizenship. The upcoming book will have information about the benefits & responsibility of U.S. citizenship, eligibility requirements, completing the application for naturalization, and the interview/test. While I am writing this I will put excepts on our blog for your review.
When I am closer to completing the book I will post information here on how you can get your copy, or if you are a client who either is eligible or will be shortly I will just send you a copy for free.
- Voting. Only U.S. citizens can vote in Federal elections. Most States also restrict the right to vote, in most elections, to U.S. citizens.
- Bringing family members to the United States. Citizens generally get priority when petitioning to bring family members permanently to this country.
- Obtaining citizenship for children born abroad. In most cases, a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen is automatically a U.S. citizen.
- Traveling with a U.S. passport. A U.S. passport allows you to get assistance from the U.S. government when overseas.
- Becoming eligible for Federal jobs. Most jobs with government agencies require U.S. citizenship.
- Becoming an elected official. Many elected offices in this country require U.S. citizenship.
- Give up all prior allegiance to any other nation or sovereignty
- Swear allegiance to the United States
- Support and defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States; and
- Serve the country when required.
The Disadvantages of Applying for Citizenship
- If you got your green card fraudulently or have since become removable, applying for citizenship may bring you to USCIS’s attention and result in your removal/deportation.
- Your native country may not allow dual citizenship.
- Carrying a U.S. passport may be a security risk in some countries.
- You may not be allowed to serve your home country in times of conflict
If you are interested in applying for U.S. citizenship/Naturalization, and would like to make sure you are eligible or to have our office represent you please click the icon below to schedule an appointment to meet with me.
Thomas J. Geygan, Jr.