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My name is Maria and I came to the US with the K1 visa.

I’ve got my 2 years green card on May 2007.

I did all the process and now I have the green card for 10 year since May 2010 when I removed the conditions.

My Husband and I we are going through a difficult time. Now, he wants to separate me and ends the relationship. :(

Beside my sadness for this moment, I was wonder if someone can help me with the citizenship process

Will I still able to apply for the citizenship based on marriage?

Will I able to apply for the citizenship not based on marriage?

Does anybody know if he can do something to revoke my permanent resident?

Thanks so much for your help.

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He can never revoke you permanent residence status.

No, You can't apply for citizenship based on marriage once you are separated or divorced.

Yes, you can still apply for citizenship not based on marriage. You just need to wait 5 years instead of 3 before you are eligible. If you stay married you can apply after 3 years.

I-129F sent July 26 201


NOA1 date July 29-2010

RFE February

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You can apply after 5 years if you divorce.

If you don't divorce you can apply after 3 years.

They cant revoke your PR status.

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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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No one can revoke your status.

If you get divorced, You will be eligible to apply for citizenship May 2012 which is 5 years from May 2007. You will be able to send in the application 90 days before the 5th anniversary of the greencard which will be around Feb 2012.

07/2010....Attorney mailed I-751 divorce waiver
07/21/10...USCIS recvd I-751
08/20/10...Bio completed
09/16/10...Recvd RFE, due 10/31
10/26/10...Mailed RFE
10/27/10...RFE delivered to VSC
05/18/11...Card production ordered
05/23/11...Received green card

04/29/13.. Eligible to file N400
04/26/13...Mailed N400..Dallas, TX
04/28/13...USPS delivered package (Priority mail)
04/29/13...NOA Priority date
05/02/13...Check cashed
05/10/13...Rcvd bio notice
05/30/13...Bio Appt
05/17/13...Walk in bio successful
06/28/13...Placed in line for interview scheduling
08/06/13...Recvd email interview has been scheduled
08/10/13...Recvd Interview letter
09/12/13...N400 Interview
09/12/13...Decision cannot be made
10/21/14...Biometrics (second time)
01/05/15...In line for oath scheduling

01/21/15...Oath Ceremony

01/21/15...Applied Passport

02/05/15..Received Passport

Journey Over!!

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I have another question: we are not divorce; we are going to move apart, “take a break”.

If I stay married when do I start to count the 3 years? From the date of marriage, the date I’ve got the two years green card or the date I’ve got the 10 years green card?

Do I still can apply based on the last three year if we are living apart for a few weeks?


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It would be 3 years from when you received the 2 year GC; if you look on your 10yr GC, it will tell you the date you have been a resident since (which is similar to the date that would have been on your 2yr GC). Calculate the time from that date.

Even though technically you would still be married, even if you separate, I would wait until the 5 year time period. Don't push it. If you and your husband are able to work it out, then you can apply based on the marriage rule.

All the best to you.

I-130 for husband - see TIMELINE

10/23/2007 - Receive SSC (took 9 days from POE)

12/04/2007 - Receive Welcome Letter

12/14/2007 - Received 2nd Welcome Letter and Green card!!!



09/21/2010 - Mailed application to Lewisville TX location

09/23/2010 - Information input in the system/check cashed

09/29/2010 - N-400 receipt received

09/30/2010 - RFE mailed

10/15/2010 - Biometrics appt (@8am) YAY!!!!

11/20/2010 - Received the yellow letter (dated 11/17/2010)

11/30/2010 - Case moved to the Testing & Interview stage (Email)

12/03/2010 - Received interview letter

01/06/2011 - Interview @ 10:15a...APPROVED!

02/12/2011 - Received oath ceremony letter (dated 02/10/2011)

02/18/2011 - Received descheduled oath ceremony letter (dated 2/15/2011)

02/26/2011 - Received new oath ceremony letter

03/02/2011 - Oath Ceremony @ 1:30p (IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!)

03/09/2011 - Oath Ceremony @ 1:30p...FINALLY A CITIZEN!!!

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