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Hi Experts,


I have been married to a US citizen since 07/17/2019. Yesterday (04/21/2021) I had a green card interview, which looks like the case is approved but the lady says you will be notified within 2 weeks.

Now my question is that Naturalization Eligibility starts from the date of marriage certificate or Green Card issue date? I have not been out of the US till now. Is there a continuous stay requirement for Naturalization?


Thanks in advance

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Green card date for you.  You have to meet all three conditions; 1) married to a USC for 3 years, 3) have a green card for 3 years and 3) live with the USC for 3 years.


After 3 years of marriage, you would not have had a green card for 3 years.  You would have to wait 3 years from getting your green card to apply for US citizenship.


There's a physical presence requirement and there is a continuous residency requirement.  You will need to meet both.  You can Google them.

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