A lawful US permanent resident (Green Card holder) is someone who has been granted the right to live in the United States indefinitely, however, the permanent resident continues to be a citizen of another country. Permanent residents have restrictions on leaving and entering the U.S. and can lose their status and even be deported due to some crimes or failure to follow immigration rules. Becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen grants you many benefits including the right to vote, hold public office and to work federal jobs.
Benefits of Becoming A Naturalized U.S. Citizen
If you were born outside of the United States and neither of your parents is a U.S. citizen, you can go through a process called “naturalization” to obtaining citizenship. You can apply to become a citizen by completing form N-400 Application for citizenship. Citizenship eligibility qualifications include:
Top 5 Reasons Your Citizenship Application Can Be Denied:
Your N-400 application for citizenship can be denied for many reasons. Some applicants may have factors that can negatively affect their application. The top five reasons your citizenship can be denied are:
Citizenship applicants with derogatory factors may need to be researched to determine the immigration consequences of filing an application to naturalize. The Immigration Simplified attorneys can advise you on your citizenship application, please contact our office or call us at 1-800-447-1660.
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