Once you become a U.S. citizen, you have access to additional benefits and services.
During the ceremony, you will be provided with additional information, and representatives for the different services may be available to assist, including:
Apply for a U.S. Passport/Passport Card
You will get an application for a U.S. passport at your naturalization ceremony in the U.S. Citizenship Welcome Packet. It is also available at most U.S. post offices or online at travel.state.gov.
You should allow sufficient time between the naturalization ceremony and any planned travel to receive your passport.
Register to Vote
You will receive a voter registration application at your naturalization ceremony after you take the Oath of Allegiance. You may register to vote at locations in your community, which may include post offices, motor vehicle offices, county boards of election, and offices of your state Secretary of State. At administrative naturalization ceremonies, voter registration applications may be distributed by a state or local government election official, a member of a non-governmental organization, or a USCIS official.
If a non-governmental organization assists you in registering to vote at a USCIS naturalization ceremony, that organization may collect and submit your form to the appropriate election official, but it is not permitted to retain any of your personal information. Please notify your local USCIS office if you believe that an organization has retained and used your personal information after assisting you with a voter registration application at a USCIS naturalization ceremony.
Update your Social Security Record
After your naturalization ceremony, you should update your Social Security record with the Social Security Administration (SSA). You may do this by submitting Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card (PDF), by mail or in person at your local SSA office. Generally, new citizens need to wait at least ten days after the ceremony to update SSA records.