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I have a question, how does it take to get your us

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Hello, I have a question, how long does it take to get your us citizenship if you are married to an American and everything goes well in the state of NC
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Jen Marie, Esq. replied 11 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I will be the immigration attorney helping you today.

It takes 3 years after becoming a permanent resident to be eligible to apply for US citizenship if the person is married to a US citizen. In other words, once a person has their green card for 3 years they can apply for citizenship if they are married to a US citizen. The person applying can actually send in the application 90 days before the 3 years of having the green card.

Ok thank you. You qualify for the 212(c) waiver for the first two convictions but unfortunately since the last conviction is after 1997, it is not eligible to be waived. Given this, I'm so sorry but I will not have good news for you. In your case, even marrying a US citizen at this point would not be able to stop your deportation because the convictions will continue to be an issue despite of the marriage. And there are no waivers for the crimes. This would be the same even if you were outside the US. However, since you're Cuban, as I'm sure you know.. for now you do not face a threat of actual deportation.

Good luck to you and I hope this answer has helped you!

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
after the 3 years and you apply 90 day before the 3 years how long does it take until you receive it in the mail.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Jen Marie, Esq. replied 11 months ago.

After applying, it takes about 4-5 months to get an interview for the citizenship. They will let you know at the interview if you are approved and if so, then there will be an oath ceremony to swear in to citizenship a few weeks later.

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