Green Card holder and divorce

Old Jul 28th 2010, 5:58 pm
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Quick question...thats been asked a few times..about to file for divorce from the wife who is the USC (cheating USC I may add). Married for 7 years .....green card runs till 2017 ....any idea's if the divorce will affect renewing the green card or my becoming a USC as I plan to stay here

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Originally Posted by Circus-of-Power View Post
Quick question...thats been asked a few times..about to file for divorce from the wife who is the USC (cheating USC I may add). Married for 7 years .....green card runs till 2017 ....any idea's if the divorce will affect renewing the green card or my becoming a USC as I plan to stay here

Many thanks for any info
As long as you have your 10-year green card in your possession, a divorce will not affect your ability to renew your green card or file the N-400 towards citizenship. You have to just wait until you've been a PR for 5 years before filing the N-400 (as opposed to 3 years if you were still married to a USC).

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Originally Posted by Circus-of-Power View Post
Quick question...thats been asked a few times..about to file for divorce from the wife who is the USC (cheating USC I may add). Married for 7 years .....green card runs till 2017 ....any idea's if the divorce will affect renewing the green card or my becoming a USC as I plan to stay here

Many thanks for any info
How long have you been in the states?

I'm sure I will be corrected, but assuming the "conditions" (i.e-marriage) have been removed, you are a permanent resident now. It no longer has anything to do with yoru marriage..

And if it runs out in 2017, even if you arrived yesterday, you will have met the 5 year residency requirement before it expires and can become a USC.
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SDD,

This is 2010. If the green card does not expire for another 7 years no assumptions are necessary.

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How long have you been in the states?

I'm sure I will be corrected, but assuming the "conditions" (i.e-marriage) have been removed, you are a permanent resident now. It no longer has anything to do with yoru marriage..

And if it runs out in 2017, even if you arrived yesterday, you will have met the 5 year residency requirement before it expires and can become a USC.
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SDD,

This is 2010. If the green card does not expire for another 7 years no assumptions are necessary.

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Is it 2010? bloody hell..
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