What are the main benefits of U.S. citizenship?
These are 5 of the biggest benefits of U.S. citizenship:
- Children that are born to U.S. citizens are regarded as natural born citizens. It does not matter where they are born.
U.S. citizens can live and work anywhere in the U.S. They have access to more employment opportunities and educational opportunities in the United States. Children born to U.S. citizens can run for government elected offices (except for the office of president and vice president).
- Easier access to world-class higher education and lower in-state tuition.
U.S. citizens enjoy access to many of the world's best private and public schools. U.S. citizens may also be eligible for in-state tuition for public universities.
- Citizens can obtain a U.S. passport for easier travel. A U.S. passport also gives citizens access to overseas protections.
U.S. passports allow citizens to travel abroad and sometimes, depending on the country, without the need for visas. Many foreign countries have more travel restrictions that the U.S. These travelers also have access to U.S. government assistance and protections from the U.S. embassy or consulate in many foreign countries. Additionally, depending on the U.S. citizen's country of origin, traveling with a U.S. passport might be easier and less expensive.
- The right to vote in elections at all levels.
U.S. citizens can vote in local, state, and federal elections.
- Family of U.S. citizens can benefit from an easier and faster immigration experience.
U.S. citizens can file immigration petitions for family members in other categories. It may speed up processing times. Due to frequent immigration reform proposals, filing early may be beneficial.
For more information about the benefits of U.S. citizenship, send us a message.