There are many reasons to become a citizen of the United States. Citizenship affects your career choices.
Do you want to become a citizen of the United States? Did you know you can apply for more jobs if you are a citizen? Other benefits are listed below.
1. What Is Citizenship?
Citizenship is a legal status. When you become a citizen of the United States, you have legal rights and duties.
- You can vote.
- Your children can become citizens.
- You can serve on a jury.
- You can travel with a U.S. passport.
- You can bring family members to the United States.
- You can run for public office.
- You can apply for government jobs.
2. How Can I Become a Citizen?
You can take citizenship classes to help you learn how to become a citizen. The classes will also help you prepare for the citizenship test.
Here are a few facts about becoming a citizen:
- You must have lived legally in the United States for five years.
- You must be 18 years or older.
- You must be able to speak, read, and write English.
- You must pass a U.S. history and government test.
3. How Does Citizenship Affect Your Career Choices?
When you become a citizen, it can help your career.
- You can apply for federal jobs, such as with the postal service or government agency jobs.
- You show that you are stable and plan to stay in the United States.
- You show that you can speak, read, and write English.
- You show initiative. You are able to have a goal and complete it.
- Your employer does not have to worry about your legal status.
To find out about citizenship classes, contact your local Adult Basic Education center.