After all of the excitement of getting your U.S. citizenship, you may wonder what comes next. Getting involved in your community and celebrating your accomplishments can help you embrace your newfound freedom.
Knowing some of the things you can do after completing the naturalization process may help you identify your next steps. Setting goals for your progress may increase your motivation for the future.
Learn about your privileges
Your citizenship opens a whole world of possibilities. In fact, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, after acquiring citizenship you have the chance to get your passport, update your driver’s license and register to vote. Each of these tasks requires various documentation and the completion of an application.
You may also want to take a moment to update your social security records. The Social Security Administration can direct you where to go to make any needed changes to your record.
Explore your community
Make an effort to get involved in your community. Many cities have a variety of opportunities for you to volunteer and participate in educational initiatives. You can seek support amongst immigrant groups or even start one of your own. You can get to know your neighbors and share more of your culture with them.
With your vigilance and enthusiasm, you may successfully complete the requirements to achieve citizenship in the United States. Involve your family and friends in your journey. Share your goals with them and invite them to celebrate your accomplishments. Know your rights so you can take full advantage of the power and freedom that accompanies U.S. citizenship.