All of us have benefits of citizenship. But when people are not citizens they do not have enough rights and the process of citizenship is rather difficult.
Citizenship means being a member of a country with all the rights and all the privileges of being citizen. If a person meets certain requirements he can become a U.S. citizen. People may become U.S. citizens at birth or after it.
According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 757,343 persons were naturalized in 2012.
To become a citizen at birth a person should:
- have been born in the United States;
- have been born in certain territories or outlying possessions of the United States;
- have a parent or parents who were citizens at the time of his birth.
A person may become a citizen after birth by:
- Applying for a “derived” or “acquired” citizenship through parents
- Applying for naturalization.
The ways to obtain Citizenship are:
- Citizenship Through Naturalization
- Citizenship Through Parents
- Naturalization for Spouses of U.S. citizens
- Citizenship for Military personnel and Family members.