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Information on this site is not legal advice and is not a substitute for legal advice. Speak with an attorney regarding eligibility before applying for any immigration benefit. See our resources page to contact a local immigration attorney.

Benefits of becoming a U.S Citizen (benefits may vary)

  • Vote
  • Serve on a jury
  • Travel with a U.S Passport
  • Bring family member to the U.S
  • Obtain government benefits
  • Gain access to more job opportunities
  • Become eligible for federal grants and scholarships
  • Stay in the U.S without fear of deportation
  • Become an elected official


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  • USCIS: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a component of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the official site for applying for citizenship. 
  • Citizenshipworks: Fill out your citizenship application using Citizenshipworks. Citizenshipworks is a free online service that helps you apply for citizenship step-by-step connecting you with a pro bono immigration attorney.
  • Boundless: Boundless integrates software and legal services for people who want the expertise of an immigration attorney but not the price tag. Boundless also offers assistance with applying for a marriage green card also known as spousal visa. 


  • Immi: Immi helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options. Services include online screening tool, legal information, and referrals to nonprofit legal service organizations are free to use.
  • Immigrants Rising: Immigrants Rising helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options by using their free online legal intake service.


You might qualify for a fee waiver or a reduction of your application fees. You can find instructions on how to fill out the form and to request a Fee Waiver (form I-912) and/or request a Reduced Fee Waiver (form I-942) on the USCIS official website.


After you submit your application for citizenship, you will receive a receipt number from the USCIS. You can check your case status here.

Last updated: 4/10/2020 1:59:27 PM