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Can I apply for citizenship yet?

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Hey folks,

 

Filed my I-751 in January 2018 and have since had two letters from USCIS stating that there are delays and that the letters constitute an extension on my 2yr green card. I know that you can file for citizenship 3 years from the day you get your green card if it's based on marriage to a US citizen, which for me is coming up in April this year. Am I eligible to apply or do I need to wait to (hopefully) be approved for removal of conditions?

 

Thanks so much

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You can apply now since it has been 3 years since you had your 1st green card issued.  Some office will do a combined interview.  Some require two.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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Check out the USCIS Early Filing Calculator:

 

https://www.uscis.gov/forms/uscis-early-filing-calculator

 

Put in the date that's on your GC and it'll let you know when you are eligible to file.


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 🇷🇺  ♥  CR-1 via DCF in Moscow (2016-2017) 🇺🇸  Read about my DCF experience here and here.

Spoiler

26-Jul-2016: Married abroad
21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Embassy
29-Dec-2016: I-130 approved! Yay! 

17-Jan-2017: Case number received

21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview - approved!

29-Mar-2017: CR-1 Visa received (via mail)

02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

28-Jun-2017: Port of Entry @ PDX

21-Jul-2017: No SSN after 3 weeks; applied at local SSA

22-Jul-2017: GC arrived in the mail

31-Jul-2017: SSN arrived via mail, hurrah!

 

I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

22-Jul-2017: GC arrives in the mail – name is cut off

01-Aug-2017: Sent in I-90 online via website

05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

23-Aug-2017: Biometrics done @ USCIS office; kept GC!

16-Jul-2018: RFE for supporting docs!!

31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sept-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!!

 

📑 I-751 Removal of Conditions (2019-???) 📝

Spoiler

28-Jun-2019: Conditional GC expires

30-Mar-2019: Eligible to apply for ROC...

??-???-2019: TBA...

 

 

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You can apply while your I-751 application is pending 90 days prior to your 3yrs anniversary with respect to the date you were granted residence. In some cases, you might be lucky to get combo interview. Some people  have been lucky to have their I751 and N400 adjudicated at the time of I751 interview.

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