Non-Citizen National of the United States

A non-citizen U.S. national has legal status in the United States, but may not vote in federal elections or hold any federal elected office. They have the same rights to live in the United States as citizens do, and this right is irrevocable, unlike a Green Card holder (LPR status). A U.S. national also has the right to a U.S. passport (the annotations page will show that the holder is a U.S. national and not a citizen.) U.S. nationals are also entitled to the consular protection of the U.S when abroad, and the right to apply for citizenship by naturalization after just three months of residency.