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US Citizenship

Green Card from Marriage to US Citizen

One of the fastest and most efficient ways to obtain permanent residency, and later citizenship, in the United States, is through marriage to a U.S. citizen. However, a green card is not awarded automatically upon marriage, and the application process must be followed precisely. In addition, USCIS can scrutinize applications based on a marriage relationship, …

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Can I Apply for Citizenship with an Expired Green Card?

Applying for U.S. citizenship without renewing your green card may not necessarily disqualify your U.S. citizenship. However, the safest choice may be to apply for green card renewal with Form I-90 before you apply for citizenship. U.S. law states that if you are a permanent resident who is 18 years or older, you must have …

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Citizenship Requirements for Permanent Residents

Citizenship Through Naturalization Most permanent residents are eligible to apply for citizenship after five years. Spouses of U.S. citizens are eligible sooner, after three years. At that time, Green Card holders can file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, if they meet the USCIS eligibility requirements for citizenship. Eligibility Requirements for Green Card Holders To be …

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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 having …

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Can US Citizenship Be Revoked?

A person who procured naturalization unlawfully will be subject to revocation of naturalization. Unlawful naturalization means that the person who obtained citizenship is not eligible for it. A person’s naturalization can revoked if he or she has been found not to have met any one or few of the naturalization requirements. The naturalization requirements include …

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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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