When could I apply for citizenship ? I am a asylum green card holder.

Asked over 1 year ago - Eugene, OR

My husband got his green card in 1987 by applying asylum. Then his green card got canceled for living outside of U.S.. In 2010, November, he got his green card back. So could he apply for citizenship? I have heard someone said that you could apply it 3 years later if you got you green card by asylum. Please help me :)

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  1. Elliot M.S. Yi

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues. I have assisted N-400 applicants with the naturalization process. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at elliot@emsylaw.com. I am an attorney located in Portland, Oregon. Good luck to you and your husband!

    The Law Office of Elliot M.S. Yi, 2075 SW First Avenue, Ste 2J, Portland, Oregon, 97201 www.emsylaw.com; elliot@... more
  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . If you obtained your green card thru derivative asylee status, and otherwise meet the statutory requirements for citizenship, then yes, you could apply for citizenship. Talk to a lawyer in your area.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  3. Justin G. Randolph

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    Answered . Hi generally 4 years after receiving the green card because the 1 year as an asylee counts towards the 5 years you need to wait before applying for citizenship if you're not married to a US citizen.

    My answering this question does not form an attorney-client relationship. Always retain a qualified attorney... more
  4. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . 5 years from the date your card shows you became a legal permanent resident.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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