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Jeffrey B.Peltz, P.C.
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A green card holder can apply for U.S. citizenship 4 years and 9 months after receiving a green card. However, if the green card holder was sponsored by a U.S. citizen, the green card holder can apply for citizenship after only 3 years. To become a U.S. citizen you must be at least 18 years hold.
You must have resided continuously as a lawful permanent resident in the U.S. for at least 5 years prior to filing. If you apply for citizenship based upon sponsorship by your spouse, you must have been a lawful permanent resident for at least the past 3 years. This doesn’t mean that you had to actually been physically present in the U.S. for that entire period of time; however you must have maintained a residence in the U.S. for that period of time.
In addition you must been the following requirements:
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