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A) How long an asylum has to wait to file for citizenship?

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b) Does this depend on the date of granted asylum status or the green card?

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Attorney Answers 3


  1. It takes one year to get your green card, and then 4 years and 9 months after that, you can apply for citizenship.

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  2. An asylee has the right to apply for a green card 1 year after having been granted asylee status and is eligible to apply for citizenship 4 years and 9 months after having obtained green card status.

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  3. It depends on the green card. You may count one year of adylum, so green card for 4 years instead of 5.

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