|Citizenship and naturalization
When you're a citizen of the United States, you're automatically granted several benefits, including the right to vote, to hold public office, to petition for permanent residence for spouses and family members, and to enjoy a broad range of travel privileges that come with a U.
|Citizenship through military service
Individuals who aren't citizens of the United States but who have served honorably in active duty in the military forces of the United States during periods of armed conflict may be expeditiously naturalized as American citizens if an executive order is granted from the president of the United States.
|Citizenship through parents
If you were born in the United States or both of your parents are American citizens and you've been living in the United States, the laws make it quite clear that you're automatically granted American citizenship.
If you have dual nationality, it simply means that you're considered a citizen under the laws of two countries at the same time. You may have received dual nationality because you were born in a country different from where your parents are citizens and thus automatically acquired citizenship from the country you were born in and the country in which your parents were born.
|How to become a citizen
You can only become a U.S. citizen by law or by birth. If you were born on American soil or born abroad to U.S. citizens, you generally aren't required to do anything to obtain your citizenship as you acquire it automatically.
|Reclaiming lost citizenship
There have been many incidents where individuals have lost their U.S. citizenship because of an inability or failure to meet certain requirements needed to obtain or keep their citizenship.
|The law of acquisition of citizenship
The law of acquisition of citizenship grants children born outside the United States to one or more U.S. citizens the ability to claim American citizenship.
|U. S. citizenship test
In order to become an American citizen, you're required to possess a knowledge and understanding of United States history and government. To demonstrate this knowledge, you'll be required during the naturalization interview to take what's known as the U.
|Whose citizenship can be revoked?
Unless you choose to renounce your American citizenship voluntarily to acquire citizenship in another country, it's usually very difficult for you to ever lose your claim to U.