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Posted on 12-29-10 3:24 AM     Reply [Subscribe]
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Guys,
I need your help. Do you know after how many years I can apply for US citizenship after becoming a permanent resident by marrying a US citizen?
And btw, I am an f1 in the US. Status is valid.
Thank you in advance !!!
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Posted on 12-29-10 3:28 AM     [Snapshot: 8]     Reply [Subscribe]
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My question in another way: suppose, I marry a US citizen tomorrow and I get green card in a few months. Now after getting that green card, how long I have to wait to get a US passport.
 
Posted on 12-29-10 7:17 AM     [Snapshot: 85]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Everybody who got PR from any way, they have to wait 5 yrs to get Citizenship.
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Posted on 12-29-10 8:03 AM     [Snapshot: 118]     Reply [Subscribe]
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You need to register your marriage in your county and get the marriage registration certificate.

You can file concurrent applications for green card using forms
I-130
I-765
I-485
Gathering all of the documents required for the above forms can take a month or so.

Once you have all the documents ready, you can send them to USCIS along with the forms. Assumming you do not get any RFEs, processing of you application could take anywhere between 2 months to 12 months, all depends on applications queue before you.
 
90 days before the expiration of your two-year conditional green card, you need to apply for I-751 (Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence).
After completion of 3 years of successfully maintaining your green card status, you are eligible to apply for US citizenship. The application for citizenship (N-400) currently takes about 5 months. After that, applying for US passport takes about 4-6 weeks, expedited application takes half the time.

Not a lawyer here, for the most accurate information contact an immigration attorney.

Hope this helps.



 
Posted on 12-29-10 8:43 AM     [Snapshot: 165]     Reply [Subscribe]
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3 is your number. your spouse must be a citizen for at least 3 years, you can file i485 3 months before your 3 years of marrying your citizen spouse. 
 
Posted on 12-29-10 10:38 AM     [Snapshot: 280]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Thanks HYHMe,

Let me know if you need any help; 

 
Posted on 12-29-10 10:39 AM     [Snapshot: 283]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Kalopani:

I didn't quite understand you. Could you please elaborate? Are you saying I can be a citizen in three years of marrying a citizen if she is born in the US?

 
Posted on 12-29-10 11:07 AM     [Snapshot: 337]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Once you marry a us citizen, shes gonna have to file for adjustment of your status ie permanent resident... Onceits approved you will get a conditional green card for two years ... And after two years is you are still married; you can apply for citizenship after that ...so its two years...
Good luck
 
Posted on 12-29-10 11:48 AM     [Snapshot: 371]     Reply [Subscribe]
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bhiringi,

I understood all your sentences except the last one. According to you, I can be a US citizen in 2 years of marrying a US citizen; is that what you are saying?



 
Posted on 12-29-10 11:50 AM     [Snapshot: 372]     Reply [Subscribe]
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As far as i remember, u was about to marry illegal F1 girl in your last thread a month ago and now, great man, perpendicular is the shortest distance in a triangle ;)
 
Posted on 12-29-10 1:52 PM     [Snapshot: 476]     Reply [Subscribe]
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silence43 bro,

oh yea. Thanks for remembering. You already know the triangle.  Alas, it is not going to work for me after knowing it will take 5 years.


 
Posted on 12-30-10 10:27 PM     [Snapshot: 713]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Furke; did you just created this thread for fun or really needed information. 
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Posted on 12-31-10 12:14 AM     [Snapshot: 738]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Not for fun bhojpure!
Really need the infn. It used to b 5 Years long ago, and just wanted to check what new laws are coz immigration laws always change so.
There are lots of more topics to choose to have fun, not immigration.
Happy New Year. What if I join high school from 7th grade and by the time I graduate high school, dream act will lead me to citizenship, :D
 
Posted on 12-31-10 1:40 AM     [Snapshot: 810]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Its 3 yrs . Join the army and it could be 3 months too
 
Posted on 12-31-10 9:44 PM     [Snapshot: 995]     Reply [Subscribe]
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i agree with bhojpure bro, here furke again making some thing just to pass his time, i m sure he knows more than that bro, looking all ur threads n answers u know way more than this question, anyway no worry bro,btw  reading Ur comments n writing makes me think u r somewhere in Dallas TX, is that right or u probably at NLC or UTA. anyway have fun, we need people like u here in sajha to make it interesting.no hard feeling.
thanks keep it coming. 

happy new year to all sajha users n everybody.
have fun peace,



 
Posted on 01-01-11 1:43 PM     [Snapshot: 1113]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Haha good one furke
 
Posted on 01-02-11 9:08 AM     [Snapshot: 1252]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Yeah if you have a green card; you will be eligible to be a naturalized citizen after 5 years. But if your spouse is a US citizen then you will be eligible to be naturalized after 3 years as a permanent citizen...
Did u see that I came and replied in your thread
 
Posted on 01-02-11 12:10 PM     [Snapshot: 1295]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Pichas,
Bhiringi sancho vayo kya?
 


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