You can apply once you have been a permanent resident for at least four years and nine months, assuming you meet all the other requirements.
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Youngest have your residency for five years unless married to a United States citizen or on active duty in the military in which case the time period is three years.
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If you have been married to a U.S. Citizen since the day you became a permanent resident, then you are eligible to become a U.S. Citizen 3 years after the date you became a permanent resident. Otherwise, 5 years.
You may submit your application as early as 3 months prior to the 3- or 5-year anniversary.
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