No, you can remain a green card holder as long as you want. At present there do not seem to be a lot of advantages in becoming a citizen other than being able to vote, but there always remains the possibility that laws could be changed such that green card holders may not be eligible for certain federal assistance programs. For example, you might want to think about what would happen if you lost your job. Would you be eligible for full federal disability programs if you were not a US citizen. If your own country does not require you to give up citizenship when you take up US citizenship, you may find that you could have Dual Citizenship and have nothing to lose by becoming a US citizen. Green card members may not have to pay the 7.5% FICA tax which pays for social security benefits. Therefore, you wouldn't be eligible for the benefits. As a US citizen, you would pay the tax and after accumulating a certain number of points, you become eligible for full retirement benefits and medicare insurance at the age of 65, as well as disability insurance. You employer also pays 7.5% FICA tax. -DJ Craig No one is forced to become a citizen, although citizenship status gives security to the person that a H-1B or H-2B visa does not. A U.S. citizen cannot be deported, however a permanent resident can be. A citizen has all the rights granted under the U.S. Constitution, a "PR" rights can be subjected to definition as outlined by USCIS regulations. A citizen can campaign and hold certain political offices, can own business that a "PR" would not be able to own, and so forth. There are many advantages to being a citizen of the U.S., the right to vote is obviously an important one, but definitely not the only one.
No, it doesn't make them a citizen if they marry one. I am a German citizen with a permanent resident green card and married a solider. It didn't make me a US citizen like most people would think. A person in this situation still has to wait for 5 years in Permanent Resident status and then apply for citizenship.
No. They are not a citizen until they have been properly qualified and sworn in as a US citizen.
A permanent residency is a step towards becoming a US citizen. A permanent resident can purchase a home and own property
No. PR is just permanent resident.PR stands for Permanent Resident, so, no, PR is not a Singapore citizen.
no, only us citizen can help for permanent resident
Once a person from another nation marries a Canadian citizen, he or she becomes a permanent resident. The process takes approximately 50 days for the paperwork.
Yes you can Yes you can
UK permanent resident is a foreigner individual who asked for a british citizenship and got it. United Kingdom citizen is an individual born in UK.
A non-permanent resident alien is an individual that holds employment in the United States. They are not a citizen and they do not have a green card.
3 years of being permenent resident then you can apply
Vote in a federal election
It takes five years to become a US citizen after being a permanent resident. It may take longer to become a permanent resident in the first place.
No, if you are a permanent resident in the US, you are treated like an American citizen in terms of colleges and universities.
by legally marrying that us citizen or print a form from the internet requesting to be a permanent resident
Not necessarily: you can be a permanent resident of this country.
You need to be a permanent resident for 10 years.
A resident cannot ask for someone trying to gain residency, married or not. If the permanent resident becomes a citizen, then yes, they can request residensy for their spouse.
The person needs to have permanent resident status. Marrying a US citizen does not automatically give you citizenship or different visa status. The requirements are having been a legal permanent resident for five years. Or being a legal permanent resident and married to a US citizen for three years. The person can then apply for US citizenship.
yes. it can, but not always is.
A permanent resident that has lived here legally for 5 years. 3 years if married to a US. Citizen.
Yes, if they are a permanent resident of the US. However, a commissioned officer must be a citizen of the US.
Yes. Effective June 26, 2013, an American citizen may sponsor a foreign, same-sex spouse for permanent resident status.
Answer: If you have been married for 3 yrs or more than you can choose to renew your permanent resident card or file for citizenship. If you choose to renew your card, its the same process as any other permanent resident would have to go through.