Hi, my Green Card is expiring in about 3 months. Can I just apply for Naturalization so I won't have to renew my greencard?

I think I'm qualified now for naturalization. So I really want to apply for US citizenship as soon as possible.

Banning, CA -

Attorney Answers (3)

Tracie Lynn Klinke

Tracie Lynn Klinke

Immigration Attorney - Marietta, GA
Answered

You can, if you're eligible. You can file 4 years 9 month after obtaining LPR status - but if you obtained your LPR status through a marriage (and you are still married to the same person), you need only wait 2 years and 9 months. In all likelihood you won't have your application processed before your green card expires, though.

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Tripti Sharad Sharma

Tripti Sharad Sharma

Immigration Attorney - Newark, CA
Answered

Yes, if you are otherwise eligible to apply for naturalization.

This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more
J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

Immigration Attorney - Houston, TX
Answered

Yes, if you have held it for 5 years or 3 years if married to USC.

Law Offices of J Thomas Smith J.D., Ph.D 11500 Northwest Freeway, Suite 280 Houston, TX 77092 713-LAWYER-2 www.... more

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