6 weeks after I got my green card, I decided I needed a break from work and I resigned. I had been working for the company 5 years in my home country and 2 years in the US. My wife (who got her green card through me at the same time) supported me financially while I spent 14 months relaxing and traveling all over the US. After that, I got a job in the same field as previously, but with a different company (let's call them company B). I stayed with company B for 18 months, then left to work at company C. I was laid off from company C after 6 months and spent a couple of months claiming unemployment benefit before returning to company B., where I still work. It has now been 5 years since getting our green cards. We want to apply for citizenship, but will we have problems? What if we wait?
If you got your GC through employment-based petition filed by Company A, the IO may not see this favorably. Having said that there are other factors to be considered - when did the petitioning process start, how long was the wait, etc. Consult with an immigration attorney before you apply for naturalization.
Get free answers from experienced attorneys.
27,972 answers this week
3,058 attorneys answering
Don't speak legalese? We define thousands of terms in plain English.Browse our legal dictionary