Five Hidden Reasons to Become a U.S. Citizen

There are a lot of good reasons to become a U.S. citizen, but here are five you might not be familiar with, brought to you by Hana Boston.

One…The Right to a U.S. Passport

Having a U.S. passport allows you to visit one-hundred-and-sixty countries without needing a visa, saving you time and money. Don’t miss out on your chance to see the world!

Two…Living outside the U.S.

As a green card holder, you cannot travel outside the US for more than one year at a time. If you do, you risk losing your green card. US citizens don’t have this restriction! As a citizen, you can remain outside the US for however long you like — without ever having to worry about losing your status.

Three…Citizenship is cheaper in the long run

Becoming a US citizen is actually much cheaper than remaining a green card holder. Green card holders need to spend four-hundred-and-fifty dollars every time they renew or lose their green card! That’s a lot of money!

But if you become a US citizen—you never have to renew your green card again, saving you potentially thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime.

Four…Protecting your children

When you become a U.S. citizen—any qualified children under age eighteen will AUTOMATICALLY get their citizenship too! This means you’ll never have to worry about the expensive process of renewing a green card; they’ll immediately have access to all the benefits of citizenship; and… they’ll never have to worry about losing their U.S. immigration status. Why not give YOUR children the gift of citizenship?

Five…U.S. citizens make more money

Studies show naturalized US citizens make more money than green card holders. There are many reasons for this, one being that U.S. citizens have better access to jobs and education opportunities.

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