Green Card process: Country of birth or citizenship

Asked almost 2 years ago - Houston, TX

Dear Experts,

I am working on H1 visa and my employer is going to start my Green card process soon.

As per my understanding, it will take 5-10 years for Indian citizens to complete the GC process.

My wife has obtained Irish citizenship and I wanted to know will this help me in getting GC earlier.

Will we be in Indian queue for GC as our birthplace is India or Irish citizenship will help.

Thanks a lot for your valuable advice.


Attorney answers (4)

  1. Gen Kimura

    Contributor Level 18


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . A country of birth.

    This answer is of a general nature and should not be relied upon as final, nor is it intended as legal advice.... more
  2. Michael Hugh Carlin

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . Country of birth is what counts. Country of citizenship does not control.

    (734) 369-3131. This communication does not establish and attorney-client relationship with the Law Office of... more
  3. Matthew L. Kolken


    Contributor Level 10


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . The issue is country of origination.

    The link below contains a series of questions and answers that has been issued by USCIS on the subject.

  4. Carlos E Sandoval

    Contributor Level 14


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . It's your place of citizenship the one that counts. Not your wife's.

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