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After getting 10 year green card. How long for citizenship

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Filed: Other Country: India

Can anyone tell me that once we get the 10 year green card. How long should we wait before filing for citizenship ?

09/15/08 - mailed AOS, I-130, AP and EAD thru USPS

09/16/08 - Received and signed

9/22/08 - Cheques are cashed

9/23/08 - Received NOA for I-130, I-131. I-485, I-765 and Appointment for Biometrics for 15th

9/23/08 - Can see statuses online though USCIS website

10/02/08 - CRIS touch for AP and EAD

10/15/23 - Biometrics Appointment completed!!!

11/26/08 – CRIS TOUCH – "Card Production for EAD Ordered" message in email

12/1/08 – CRIS TOUCH - "AP Approved" message in email

12/2/08 – CRIS TOUCH – Again “Card Production for EAD” through email

12/5/08 – CRIS TOUCH – “EAD Approval Notice Sent” through mail

12/5/08 - Got AP document today in USPS mail...Now I can go back to India to see my parents for Christmas!!!!

12/6/08 - Got EAD Card in the mail!!!!!!!!!!!

1/3/09 - Interview letter received in mail. Interview on February 10th 2009

2/2/09 - Found a Job!!!!

2/10/09 - Had interview and they took my EAD card and AP. I'm approved....!!!!

2/11/09 - Got Green Card in mail.

No touch on I-130 since 10/08/2008

NO touch on AOS since 10/16/2008

Green Card expiry for 2/12/11

11/1/10 - Filed AR-11 online and I-865

11/19/10 - Filed I-751 to California center with 545 check$

11/24/10 - Cheque has been cashed

11/29/10 - Got NOA FOR I-751

02/16/11 - Green card Approved though mail

03/02/11 - Green Card received in mail

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

Just to clarify, it is 3 or 5 years based on the date you became a resident

There is a 'resident since' date on your card, use that as a reference

Good luck

August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2

February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete

May 4, 2009

May, 26, 2009

POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011


April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony


September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China



General rule, can file the N-400 1 year after you filed the I-751 to remove conditions.

Moving to Citizenship forum..

Edited by YuAndDan

OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.



Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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