Asked over 1 year ago - West Covina, CAFlag
My boyfriend's father petition him and I believe he has been here in America for 3 years now. And I wanted to know if I can marry a green cardholder? And how long do I have to wait to make him a u.s. citizen.
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Of course you can marry a greencard holder. You could marry a person illegally present in the U.S. too for that matter. It would just be a little more difficult to obtain legal status for such a person.
See the link below for general requirements for naturalization. One generally has to have been a legal permanent resident for at least 5 years to naturalize, only 3 if they acquired residency through a spousal relationship.
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