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How many years can a permanent resident apply for US citizenship?

Newport Beach, CA |

My daughter who is married to a US Citizen petitioned me.

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Five.

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After five years of permanent residency you can apply for citizenship.

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Not quite clear on who you are asking for. If your daughter is the LPR and she remains married to her US Citizen husband she can apply for citizenship within 3 years. This should help bump your priority date on the petition she filed for you. Consult an experienced immigration attorney.

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Belen Teresa Gomez

Belen Teresa Gomez

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I agree. If a person, like your daughter, has their green card due to marriage to a US citizen, then they must only wait 3 years. However, if you need to apply for your citizenship, and you received your green card through your daughter, it would be a 5 year wait before applying for naturalization.

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I agree with my colleagues. You can apply for US citizenship after 5 years in your situation. Good Luck.

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Five years. You can apply 90 days before the fifth anniversary of your GC.

Our law firm handles matters like these and will be glad to assist.

Bindi Parikh
Parikh & Prasad Law Group
bindi@path2immigration.com
(702) 492-4920

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You can apply for US Citizenship if you have been a permanent residence for at least 5 years. You can submit your Naturalization application 90 days prior to the 5 year mark.

My office handles naturalization applications -- and is located in Irvine, between Jamboree and MacArthur, and on the border of Newport Beach.

Thank you,
Christy Mohan

Christy Han Mohan, A Law Corporation
Immigration Attorney
19800 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 1000, Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949.222.5900 | Fax: 888.488.6431
Email: christy@chmlegal.com
Website: http://www.chmlegal.com

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