Asked about 3 years ago - Brooklyn, NY

Hi, I'm 20 year's of GC holder have been living in USA since November 2006 with my parent's.We won DV lottery in our country!
Q.1: Can I apply to citizenship by myself,in my age?
Q.2: When GC holder can apply to US citizenship? (I know it's 5 years,but when exactly can apply:from date of entry to the USA or from the date of received GC in USA,or?
Q.3: How long the process will take?
Thank You in advance!

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


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    Answered . 1. You can apply for naturalization since you are over 18 years of age.
    2. It's 5 years from the date on your green card, less 90 days.
    3. See below for USCIS processing times.

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. C. C. Abbott

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    Answered . The USCIS has published an excellent booklet titled "A Guide to Naturalization" that provides answers to your questions and explains the requirements in detail.
    Your Q1 answered page 17
    Your Q 2 answered page 7 Booklet Q and A number 5
    Your Q 3 is available using the USCIS local office listing

    Good luck.

    Legal disclaimer: The statement above is provided by CC Abbott is based on general assistance and not intended to... more

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