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How Long Does it Take from Green Card to U.S. Citizenship?

To become U.S. citizens, foreigners must first become permanent residents (green card holders). Legal residents can apply for U.S. citizenship but after five years of being green card holders. For immigrants married to U.S. citizens, from green card to U.S. citizenship will take around three years.   People who received their resident cards based on …

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Immigration Ban Pushes Some Green Card Holders to Citizenship

As President Trump’s immigration ban adversely affects even some green card holders, the current political climate has some permanent residents seeking citizenship. In a flurry of executive orders issued at the end of his first week in office, the president’s executive orders bans entry into the United States by those with one of seven Middle Eastern and North …

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Green Card Holders Don’t Delay Your Citizenship After Presidential Executive Order

 As President Trump moves decisively on immigration through executive orders, which have adversely affected even some green card holders, some holding permanent residency status are prompted to seek the citizenship process. Among those affected by the president’s blitz of immigration orders at the end of his first week in office are valid green card holders– those already granted …

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How Much Does it Cost to Apply for US Citizenship?

The current filing fee (cost) for Form N-400, the Application for Naturalization costs $725 (updated-2017). This includes the $640 citizenship application fees and the $85 background check cost, also known as the biometric fee. Applicants 75 years of age or older need not pay the biometrics fee. There is no fee for military applicants filing Form N-400, Application for …

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