As a lawful permanent resident/foreign national/green card holder, naturalizing to acquire US Citizenship offers a number of advantages. Below is a list of some:
You are entitled to many more federal and state public benefits.
You can reside in another country without having to worry about maintaining your permanent residence status.
You are protected from deportation if you commit an offense that would otherwise make you deportable.
You can sponsor your foreign spouse take advantage of a better priority date or sponsor your foreign fiance.
You can sponsor your siblings for permanent residence.
You can transmit U.S. citizenship to your child(ren) born abroad.
You can vote in local, state and federal elections.
You are entitled to better tax breaks for estate-planning purposes.
Below are the main requirements:
Continuous Residence in the U.S. for at least five years as a lawful permanent resident (three years if you are married to a U.S. citizen).
Physical presence in the U.S. for at least two and a half years as a lawful permanent resident (one and a half years if you are married to a U.S. citizen).
Knowledge of English and U.S. history and civics.
To learn more about the specific documents and checklist required to prepare to file a naturalization application, contact a knowledgeable immigration attorney.