- May 30, 2023
Of course.May I ask you why you consider naturalizing as US citizen? Is it just for easier traveling? Or is it civic obligations that you want to do (vote, become jury, police, military)?
As you mentioned earlier green card holder basically almost have the same rights as a citizen so why naturalize?
It's a combination of both really.
- traveling (including for work, right now it's a pain for business travel to Schengen destinations)
- not having to worry about renewals. USCIS can be... inundated and move slowly
- being able to vote. Part is self interest, even school boards are elected here and now we don't have a say
- jury duty -- to be honest most people actually avoid this. I don't mind though, but will likely be struck out during jury selection
- police and military are actually open to non citizens. You get naturalization faster after military duty. Some countries might frown on that though (I wasn't interested so never checked if Indonesia allows that)
How about you, how goes life in Sweden? Can residents vote in local elections?
If I were in the EU I might not bother naturalizing, or it will be a closer call, since the US and UK offer long term visitor visas so traveling on Indo passport is less annoying