Application for Citizenship

Old May 12th 2007, 3:56 pm
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Hi All,

Here's my immigration history:
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DOB: 10/09/1975
Came to the USA: 01/04/2001 (at age 25) on a F-1 Student Visa
Marriage to the USA citizen: 12/15/2002 (at age 27)
Got my marriage-based GreenCard: 02/16/2005 (at age 29)
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On 02/16/2008 my greencard will be 3 year old. As they allow applying 3
months prior to that, I should be able to apply as early as 11/16/2007.

Is that right? Am I missing anything here?

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Old May 12th 2007, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by ben2 View Post
Hi All,

Here's my immigration history:
__________________ _____________________________ ________
DOB: 10/09/1975
Came to the USA: 01/04/2001 (at age 25) on a F-1 Student Visa
Marriage to the USA citizen: 12/15/2002 (at age 27)
Got my marriage-based GreenCard: 02/16/2005 (at age 29)
__________________ _________________________________ ____

On 02/16/2008 my greencard will be 3 year old. As they allow applying 3
months prior to that, I should be able to apply as early as 11/16/2007.

Is that right? Am I missing anything here?

Thanks
Ben
If your green card is based on your marriage to your wife, wouldn't it only be a conditional card valid only for two years? Or did you already apply for removal of conditions (I-751)? I just want to be sure you didn't miss a step.

As for applying for naturalization based on your marriage to a USC, you are permitted to apply with 90 DAYS (not 3 months) the 3rd anniversary of when you were granted permanent residence. In your case, based on your timeline, that would be 90 days prior to February 16, 2008.

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Old May 12th 2007, 11:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Jenney & Mark View Post
If your green card is based on your marriage to your wife, wouldn't it only be a conditional card valid only for two years? Or did you already apply for removal of conditions (I-751)? I just want to be sure you didn't miss a step.

As for applying for naturalization based on your marriage to a USC, you are permitted to apply with 90 DAYS (not 3 months) the 3rd anniversary of when you were granted permanent residence. In your case, based on your timeline, that would be 90 days prior to February 16, 2008.

~ Jenney
Yes, I already have permanent green card. So based on your post I assume I should be able to apply around 11/19/2007.

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Yes, I already have permanent green card. So based on your post I assume I should be able to apply around 11/19/2007.

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Check your GC see when your card expired...............you still didnt answer the question that Jenney & Mark asked you............did you apply for I751 ?

if you didnt you need to do that ASAP.............check your GC is it a 10 years ?
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Check your GC see when your card expired...............you still didnt answer the question that Jenney & Mark asked you............did you apply for I751 ?

if you didnt you need to do that ASAP.............check your GC is it a 10 years ?
His timeline clearly shows he was married more than two years when his status was adjusted.

Not EVERYone has to file I-751.

OP, your dates 'look' right---find a 'date calculator' online and triple check what your AOS date ('resident since' on your card) minus 90 days is.
It doesn't have to be 90 days on the nose that you submit.. you MAY do it in any of the 90 days preceeding your PR anniversary.
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His timeline clearly shows he was married more than two years when his status was adjusted.

Not EVERYone has to file I-751.

OP, your dates 'look' right---find a 'date calculator' online and triple check what your AOS date ('resident since' on your card) minus 90 days is.
It doesn't have to be 90 days on the nose that you submit.. you MAY do it in any of the 90 days preceeding your PR anniversary.
Right! I didn't have to apply for 751, when I got my green card my marriage was already more than 2 year old. My GC expires in 2015.

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