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US Citizenship

N-400 Cover Letter – Sample Letter for Citizenship Application

In submitting Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, applicants must assemble an extensive package of paperwork. Manual M-476, A Guide to Naturalization, contains a “Document Checklist” listing two pages of documentation that individuals may need to include. A cover letter allows applicants to draw it all together by listing their key identifying information and points of …

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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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