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Citizenship and potential divorce

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So my American husband is an alcoholic and we have 2 little children. It's not looking good for us right now. He might even go to jail by the end of the year for his 4th dui in 3years. If he does go away which could be for up to a year, I don't know if I can handle being married to him anymore. The children are becoming more and more aware of his drinking and his horrible behavior when he is drinking. :(

I am on a 10 year greencard which I looked in my notes and says it was 'ordered' on June 15th 2012. My actual greencard says I have been a 'resident' since 2009. What does the 5 year minimum go by? Does the conditional 2yr greencard, count at all? How does that work. I wonder if I should apply for citizenship now or can I wait? What happens to that if we do file for divorce? Thanks.

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You qualify based on the 5 year residency rule. Divorce will not affect it.

Divorce may only affect those applying based on the 3 year rule coz that is marriage dependent.

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Agree with posters above - you can apply for citizenship under the 5 yrs of residency rule, a divorce will not affect your ability to obtain citizenship. Presumably you got married in good faith back then.

Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)


02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA


Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter


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