You can file an application 90 days in advance of the 5th anniversary of
your becoming a lawful permanent resident. Each person must qualify for
naturalization in their own right. Thus, family members must satisfy
the residence requirements on their own. Also, keep in mind that
children under 18 years of age cannot apply for naturalization, though
they may derive naturalization from their parents.
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"However my family was behind 5 months when their permanent residence were approved"? Does this means that they received their "green cards" 5 months after you did? If so, their N-400 applications cannot be accepted for filing by the USCIS until 90- days from the 5th anniversary of the date their "green cars" were issued by the USCIS. Hope this helps. Wishing you well.
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You count 4 years, 9 months from the date of admission/issuance you see on your green cards and then ,FILE!
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I agree. 4 years 9 months based from the effective date on each applicant's green card.
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