citizenship & naturalization

Certain permanent residents can apply for naturalization. As a permanent resident, you have most of the rights of U.S. citizens, but not all. The following are rights reserved for citizens: (1) voting; (2) serving on a jury; (3) travel with a U.S. passport; (3) bringing family members to the U.S.; (4) Obtaining citizenship for children under 18 years of age; (5) applying for federal jobs; (6) becoming an elected official; (7) keeping your residency; (8) becoming eligible for federal grants and scholarships; (9) obtaining certain government benefits.

For more information on specific questions of eligibility to naturalize, please check the USCIS website, or contact my office.

 

Citizenship may be obtained through parents. There are two ways of obtaining citizenship through parents, including at birth and after birth but before age 18. For more information please view the USCIS website, or contact my office.

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