I am interested in applying for US Citizenship though marriage. I was married to US citizen (born in United States) for 7.5 years before we got divorced in 2014. I received my green card through marriage in 2009.
Since you received your green card in 2009 you already qualify for citizenship without your former spouse. You can file 90 days prior to your 5th year.
Because you have already been a permanent resident for five years, you are eligible for citizenship independent of your spouse.
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Given that you have been in possession of a "green card" since 2009, you are now eligible to apply for citizenship on your own, without needing to reference your husband.
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You do not need to use your past marriage as basis for naturalization. You are eligible 5 years after receiving green card and you have had green card for more than 6 years. There are other requirements for eligibility and some questions on the application which can be tricky and cause you problems if you answer them wrong. Thus, I would advise hiring an immigration attorney in your city. Please note this posting does not constitute legal advice or create any attorney-client relationship with the inquirer. Avvo is a useful forum to obtain general information on legal issues, but is not a substitute for direct, confidential consultation with an attorney in any legal matter.
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