What are the benefits and responsibilities of citizenship?

  • You have the right to vote in federal, state, and local elections.
  • You can obtain a US passport and have freedom to travel outside of the United States.
  • You can serve on a jury.
  • You will become eligible for certain jobs in the federal government that require citizenship.

If you have questions about your immigration status or the naturalization process, it is best to speak with an attorney who practices immigration law. You also can call the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at 1-800-375-5283 [TD 1-800-767-1833] or visit its website.