I came to US due to marrying with a US citizen. But he divorced with me after two year of married life. We divorced about 4 months after I got 10 year green card. I live in US for 6 years since having conditional green card. Am I still eligible for citizenship? Will it be a risk for deportation if I apply for citizenship? Thank you for your help!Our marriage was in good faith, but we didn't get along well. He filed divorce paper accidentally around the time I got permanent green card.
A divorce alone is not disqualifying. However, if there are allegations of marriage fraud, that would be an issue.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case.
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Since it takes time to get a divorce judgment, the dates suggest that your spouse filed for divorce immediately after you received your removal of condition. This can indeed be an issue for citizenship so talk to an attorney.
Immigration will look into the same file when you apply for your naturalization. Therefore, they will see any prior activity, such as your obtaining you LPR status through your U.S. spouse. While divorce alone does not prevent you from applying for citizenship if it was in good faith, be mindful that you will be asked about it at your interview.
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As long as the marriage was in good faith and you have had your greencard for 5 years or more and you meet the other requirements you should be fine. If you are concerned, just in case you may want to work with an attorney to help you file.
Andre Olivie, Esq.
Seattle Immigration Lawyer
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