A Guide to U.S. Permanent Resident Status


Many permanent residents wish to become US citizens.  Naturalization is the primary method for most people not born in the US to obtain citizenship. You must meet the residence and physical presence requirements when applying for naturalization.  Once you become a US citizen, you will have the same rights and privileges as a native-born citizen with only one exception. Only a native-born citizen can be elected president of the US …..