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The only way you can apply early through your marriage is if you were still married AND planning to stay together and build a life together (it isn't enough just to be married), OR you can prove that he physically abused you and you got your 10 year Residency through a Violence Against Women Act process or I-751
waiver through abuse. If you did not, then you have to wait until you have 4 years and 9 months of Residency status before you can apply for U.S. Citizenship. Also, if you filed for divorce soon after you got your 10 year, you my need to prove again that your marriage was real but just fell apart.
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