Ok it may be long post..but any help would be great
I am Indian citizen but I have a US Greencard. I been living in US for past 7 years. But I still hold Passport from India. This means when i travel to Europe, I have to get a visa first.
Anyway next year (in May or June) i am planning to go to Italy for about couple of months with my friend. She thinks while we are there it will be good idea to also go to closeby countries for few days (such as Austria, Czech etc) but since she is american citizen she can enter those countries without visa. But i will need to apply for different visas. Which seems like pain in the a$$. for expamle if we leave Italy and go to Czech and come back to italy..i will need double entry visa. AND if i leave italy again and go to, lets say Germany or Swiss and come back to Italy..i will need triple entry visa to italy + visas for Czech, Austria etc. TOO much work
so i am thinking to just go ahead and apply for US citizenship. First i did not wanna apply for US citizenship because i did not want to loose my Indian citizenship. But Since i am a travel lover and will be travelling a lot in future...keep applying for visas will be pain and expensive.
Now i have one problem. I have NO idea how to start with applying to citizenship. I dont know anybody who has applied for citizenship before with Greencard. How do i start? what is the first thing i need to do? Is there any application I can get from online and send it somewhere? BTW..i live in Birmingham,Alabama. Do i get the citizenship application from Atlanta?
How do start all this? Any wesite that can help me?
plz guys ..any help would be great. Anybody who here has applied for citizenship ..plz share your experience.