My answer to What is the benefit of being a US citizen compares to a green card holder?
Answer by Raad Ahmed:
Other answers have adequately covered the benefits of being a US citizen compared to simply having a green card. I would like to discuss how you can obtain citizenship if you are already a green card holder.
You can achieve this by one of the following:
- A green card holder that marries a US citizen
- A green card holder that is in the military
- Naturalization if you have been a green card holder for 5 years
If you’ve already gone through the green card process, then you are likely aware of how tedious it can be. That experience may influence whether or not you want to go through yet another process to gain citizenship. However, as others have indicated here—you can certainly benefit from completing the process toward citizenship if you wish to have all the additional perks.
Don’t be put off by the citizenship process, an immigration attorney can help simplify the process if you currently meet one of the criteria above. They can also counsel you about what you need to do if you don’t currently meet the requirements.
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