3 off-the-wall methods of gain

3 off-the-wall methods of gaining US citizenship

There are numerous ways to become a US citizen – some ways are just a little more unusual than others.

3 off-the-wall methods of gain

When you decide to emigrate, finding the right way into America is half the battle. Here are three routes you may not have considered.

  1. Marry a US citizen

Marrying for love is, of course, advocated, but if the person you love happens to be a US citizen, you may be in luck.

The conditions for this include:

  • You need to be over 18 years of age
  • Your spouse needs to have been a US citizen for at least three years
  • You need to marry in good faith.

Once married, your American spouse may immediately apply for your US citizenship. Alternatively, you may apply for a fiancé visa, which will allow you to enter the US and get married there.

  1. Join the US military

Being a part of the armed forces is not for everybody, but if that’s your thing, this may be the perfect route into the US for you.

Members of the US armed forces, and even certain veterans, may be eligible for naturalization through military service. You will need to:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have served honourably in the US armed forces for at least a year
  • Be a permanent resident at the time of examination
  • Be able to speak, read and write English
  • Have knowledge of US history and government
  • Have resided in the US for at least five years (with some additional conditions)
  • Have an attachment to the principles of the US Constitution
  • Be a person of good moral character.
  1. Invest a large sum of money

If you are able to invest between $500 000 and $1m into your own business or as an investment into a Regional Centre, you are eligible to apply for Conditional Permanent Residence for yourself, your spouse, and any children you have under the age of 21.

Alternatively, you may buy into or set up a business in the US by investing a significant amount of money into the business. The minimum investment is around $100 000. This will allow you and your family to live and work in America.

Grant Kaplan has successfully assisted thousands of families to relocate to the US and advises that trustworthy legal advice is sought when making the decision to apply for citizenship. He is aware that the process can be lengthy, costly, and stressful, so the more assistance you get with your application, no matter which route you choose, the better.