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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Hi

I have been married since April 2007 and my green card was issued in May 2008. My green card expires in May of 2010 and I was wondering if I can apply for citizenship or if I need to renew my greencard first. If naturalization takes a long time then will I be without a greencard?

I don't want to submit papers for both if I don't have to.

Please help!!!

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Hi

I have been married since April 2007 and my green card was issued in May 2008. My green card expires in May of 2010 and I was wondering if I can apply for citizenship or if I need to renew my greencard first. If naturalization takes a long time then will I be without a greencard?

I don't want to submit papers for both if I don't have to.

Please help!!!

You cannot apply for citizenship yet. You need to remove the conditions on your temporary green card 90 days before it will expire.


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I-751 Removal of Condition Time line:

06/01/2009--Sent Documents (VSC)

06/04/2009--Delivered @ 3:30pm per USPS website

06/10/2009--Check Cashed

06/13/2009--Received NOA/Extension Letter ( dated 06/05/2009)

06/22/2009--Biometrics Appointment letter received(dated 06/16/2009)

07/07/2009--Original Date for my Biometrics Schedule

07/02/2009--Received Cancellation Notice for my original biometrics appointment

07/16/2009--New Biometrics Schedule Received (dated 06/26/2009)

10/24/2009--Received Letter of Approval, Date of Decision 10/20/2009

11/06/2009--Finally received my 10 year Green Card in the mail

N-400 Application for Naturalization Timeline:

10/22/2011-- Sent Documents ( USCIS Dallas Lockbox Facility)

10/24/2011-- Documents delivered @ 12:05pm per USPS website

10/28/2011-- Check Cashed

10/31/2011-- Received NOA. Priority date 10/24/11

11/03/2011-- Received Biometric Appointment Letter. Scheduled to appear for 11/17/2011

11/17/2011-- Biometrics Completed!

11/28/2011-- Got Text/Email,Placed in line for interview scheduling

11/29/2011-- Got text/email interview scheduled

01/19/2012-- Interview Date, PASSED

02/13/2012-- Got text/email, placed in oath scheduling que

03/28/2012-- Oath Ceremony @ 8:30 AM (I'm so proud to be American)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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You would have to remove conditions first and then wait another year before you can apply for citizenship.


12/29/2007 Got married in the Philippines
03/28/2008 Got 10yr B1/B2 visa
04/12/2008 Arrived in US under B1/B2 visa
08/06/2008 Filed I-539 visa extension
10/23/2008 I-539 approved
02/23/2009 USC wife filed I-130 Chicago Lockbox
02/26/2009 I-130 delivered to Chicago Lockbox
02/27/2009 Medical exam I-693
03/01/2009 Negative result on TB skin test
03/04/2009 I-130 received by California Service Center
03/05/2009 Check cashed by USCIS
03/06/2009 Medical Exam form I-693 released by civil surgeon
03/07/2009 NOA Receipt Notice for I-130
03/14/2009 Mailed I-485, I-864, I-693, I-765 & I-131 thru USPS
03/16/2009 "The Package" delivered to Chicago Lockbox
03/16/2009 I-94 expired after 11 months since arrival
03/25/2009 Check cashed by USCIS
03/26/2009 Received NOA for I-485, I-765, I-131
03/28/2009 Received notice for Biometrics Appointment (April 9)
04/02/2009 Approval Notice for I-130 received
04/09/2009 Biometrics done
05/07/2009 Received Advance Parole Document
05/08/2009 Received Interview Letter
05/09/2009 Received EAD card
05/11/2009 Applied for SSN
05/16/2009 Received SSN
06/23/2009 AOS interview approved
06/27/2009 Welcome Letter received
07/05/2009 Green Card received
06/01/2011 Mailed I-751 Form
06/07/2011 Received NOA for I-751
07/11/2011 Biometrics Done

03/19/2015 Mailed N-400

03/30/2015 NOA Received

04/15/2015 Biometrics Appointment

06/23/2015 Interview

07/22/2015 Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Other Country: United Kingdom
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Hi

I have been married since April 2007 and my green card was issued in May 2008. My green card expires in May of 2010 and I was wondering if I can apply for citizenship or if I need to renew my greencard first. If naturalization takes a long time then will I be without a greencard?

I don't want to submit papers for both if I don't have to.

Please help!!!

No you need to apply for removal of conditions first.. see here you can apply for Citizenship 90 days before the 3rd anniversary of getting approved for your 1st Greencard as long as you meet all the requirements.

Tay

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Since you are married less than 2 years when you received your green card, you have a 2 year conditional green card. You ABSOLUTELY have to apply to remove the conditions on your green card before you can do anything else. You need to submit a form I-751 along with the requested attachments (evidence that you married in good faith and not to obtain an immigration benefit) and wait for that to be approved. When it is approved, you will receive a 10 year green card. You cannot apply for citizenship unless you have applied to remove conditions. If you are still waiting for your 10 year card to be approved by the third anniversary of your green card you are allowed to apply for citizenship, but the I-751 will have to be decided first.

You need to submit the I-751 during the 90 day window of time that starts 90 days before your 2 year green card expires in May 2008. You cannot apply late. If you fail to apply once your green card expires you are out of status and can be deported from the US. If you apply early, your application will be returned to you unprocessed.

You are allowed to apply for US citizenship based upon marriage to a US citizen after 3 years as a permanent resident - not after 3 years of marriage, You need to still be married to the same US citizen and have to be married for at least 3 years but you are not eligible to be a citizen until you have had a green card for 3 years. The earliest you are allowed to apply for citizenship - assuming you have filed to remove conditions - is 90 days before the 3rd anniversary of your green card.

You will want to read over the Guides at the top of the Removal of Conditions forum to see what you need to do next.

I am moving your post from the General Immigration forum to the Removal of Conditions forum as well as that is your next step.


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