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How can someone become a U.S citizen?

Asked by Eggie (5591points) July 17th, 2011

I am from Trinidad and I would like to become a U.S citizen. I am in college pursuing a bachelors degree in teaching and I would like to teach in New York but I don’t know how to go about getting citizenship. I have a sister that is a permanent resident up there, but I am not sure she can file for me. I wish to migrate when I have completed the course that I am taking which will be next year. Is there any possible way I can make this dream of mine come true? Can I achieve citizenship up there and work as a teacher? If so…what are the steps that I have to take?

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snowberry's avatar

It’s easiest if you could get a family member who is already a citizen to file for you. Lacking that, marrying a citizen is an option as well. Then get your spouse to file.

Other than that, I’m not sure.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Most likely, the easiest way is to start with finishing your degree, and then find a company who is willing to hire you on a work visa. A young friend of mine from Trinidad did this, and he is now a general manager of a hotel.

You could also look into a student visa if you are willing to transfer to another school. Just keep in mind that if you are considering New York City, it is an extremely expensive place to live.

Getting a US citizenship is a whole other matter. It takes more than just filling out an application. Take a look at the link that @marinelife provided and do the research.

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