You can apply 4 years 9 months after the effective date on your green card.
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You can apply even sooner. That is, within 90 days of the fifth anniversary. Good luck.
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You can send in your N-400 application within 90 days (or 3 months) of the fifth anniversary of your permanent residence. The exact date is on your Permanent Resident Card. (Be careful, if it is even one day early, USCIS will bounce it back to you and you will have to send it in again).
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I agree with my colleagues.
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Yu can apply 90 days (or less) before the 5 year anniversary of the residence (4 years and 9 months).
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