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HI MY NAME IS JENNILYN HANGKA-TROWER MY FATHER BECAME A US CITZEN THOUGH HIS FATHER I CAME TO US TO LIVE WITH HIM IN 2007 WITH A GREEN CARD I GOT MARRIED IN 2010 DO I STILL HAVE TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP
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ANSWER: Because you were 18 years old or older when you came to the US with the green card, you did not derive citizenship status through your father.

So in this case, you would have had to apply for naturalization in order to become a US citizen.

If you have been living in the US for at least 5 years as a permanent resident, you need to file form N-400 and supporting document. This starts the naturalization process. Once it is approved and you take the oath of citizenship, you will become a US citizen.

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