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I would assume that immediately when they give you the card.

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Q: If you win a green card in the diversity visa lottery at what stage do you become a permanent legal resident in the USA?
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How long do you have to live in the us to become a citizen?

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Can a Canadian citizen live in the us if she marries a permanent resident alien of us?

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How do you get citizenship in Canada if you are a American?

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