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there was an amnesty quite some years back which might apply to you however there might have been a deadline. You can check with an immgration lawyer (get 1 hour free consultation).

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Q: What recourse do you have if you have been in the US for 25 years consecutively and you don't have a green card or citizenship?
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How long does it take to turn a green card into citizenship?

A person may apply for citizenship 5 years after getting Green Card status


How many years can someone file for citizenship if spouse dies before getting his green card?

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How old do you have to be to apply for citizenship in the US?

The minimum age to be eligible to apply for US citizenship is 18 years and must have had the green card for the last 5 years.


How Italian woman can have American citizenship automatically after 12 years of marriege?

There are no automatic citizenship in the United States. If she has lived in the US in the past 5 years and has had a valid green card, she can apply for US citizenship.


How long time will take a green card holder to get citizenship?

2 years


How old do you have to be to apply for citizenship in US?

Minimum age requirement to apply for US citizenship is 18 years and should be a green card holder for at least 5 years.


If husband has just got his citizenship and wife is a green card holder how long does it take for her to get her citizenship?

If you remain married, she can apply for citizenship after 3 years of residence in the US.However, if she's hold the green card for 5 years and has live in the US for 5 years, she can apply at that time if it is sooner than the married case.


How long before a green card holder can apply for citizenship?

3 years from the date of the green card A person who is 18 years and older and who has been a green card holder for the past 5 years and has stayed in US with continuous residence of minimum 5 years can apply for US citizenship by filing Form N-400.


Citizenship by marriage?

A common question about immigration is, "when can I file for citizenship." Before you can apply for U.S. citizenship under the immigration law with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - USCIS (formerly INS), you must first have a green card or permanent residence. If you received your green card through marriage to a U.S. citizen, you may be able to apply for citizenship through naturalization after having your green card for three years. In other situations, you must wait five years.


Can a child with citizenship apply for parents for citizenship?

No. The parents have to go through the normal channels for citizenship with the INS. Another view: A child can sponsor green cards for the parents if the child is a US citizen above 21 years of age. The parents then have to be permanent residents (green card holders) for 5 years and meet other eligibility requirements before they can file a citizenship application.


How long to get citizenship if you get pregnant with a man who is a citizen?

Being pregnant by a US citizen won't get you a citizenship. If you are married to a US citizen and have filled for permanent resident and got your green card and after your first green card for 2 years you have to apply for your second green card, but for citizenship you can apply after 2 yrs and 9 months from first green card.


You are a green card holder and will be applying for a US citizenship If you married a Chinese citizen who is living outside US and then apply for the citizenship together will she become a citizen?

She can get US citizenship right after the marriage. You'll have to get her a fiance visa and start the immigration process. After obtaining her green card (which usually takes about 2 years), she needs to live in the US for an additional 3 years. Then she can apply for US citizenship.


Can you still get your green card if your citizenship was denied?

Basic criteria to apply for US citizenship is to be a green card holder in US. Only if you already have a green card for a minimum period of 5 years and above age of 18 years and have stayed in US continuously during that period you are eligible to apply for US citizenship. If citizenship is denied you still can continue to stay in US as a green card holder. In case you are not happy with decision after applying for US citizenship using Form N-336 you get another chance of applying for US citizenship. Once you correct the mistake because of which citizenship was denied in the first place the second time you apply you can be sure to get citizenship. Elaborate and careful preparation of the Form N-400 is very important.


Can a green card widow apply for citizenship if her husband was a US citizen?

If she has had greater than 5 years in Green Card status, yes.


Do you have to stay married to get your citizenship?

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How long a senior citizen green card holder has to wait to apply for US citizenship?

8 years


How can i apply for citizenship outside the US?

First and foremost requirement to apply for US citizenship is that you need to be in US as a green card holder and more than 18 years of age. Only with continuous residence in US for 5 years as a green card holder you will be eligible to apply.


How long before a green card holder is eligible for us citizenship?

To apply for US citizenship the applicant must have been a green card holder for 5 years and above 18 years of age. Also the green card must have continuous physical presence during that period with less then 180 day trips abroad at a time.


How long after marrying a US citizen do you get citizenship?

After marrying a US citizen if you were given the conditional status valid for 2 years you can apply for green card 90 days before conditional status expires. If you are still married and living with the same US citizenship after three years of getting the green card you are eligible to apply for US citizenship provided you are fully eligible.


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When can a green card holder apply for citizenship?

The applicant should be 18 years and older with green card for a period of minimum 5 years continuous physical residence. Its 3 years for those who have married a US citizen and continue to do so. For persons in the US army minimum 1 year of service qualify them to apply for US citizenship.


How does a non US resident get the citizenship of US?

In order to get US citizenship the basic eligibility criteria is to be a green card holder for minimum 5 years and above the age of 18 years. The green card can be obtained when petitioned by a relative, through marriage or employer. If green card was got through marriage to a green card holder or US citizen its only minimum of 3 years of continuous physical presence in US to be eligible for naturalization.


What materials do you need for citizenship?

green card life in amirca for 18 years and marry some one that has citizen ship


Can you apply for us citizenship if arrested?

No you can not. One of important criteria to apply for US citizenship is to have good moral character. During the five years prior to applying for US citizenship as a green card holder you should not have any such records which will disqualify your application.


How can a person gain citizenship in the US?

You need to be at least 18 years old in order to apply for US citizenship. Other criteria is that you need to be a green card holder for a minimum period of 5 years.Using the Form N-400 you can apply for US citizenship.