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Hi I was granted asylum in 2012 and on my green card it said resident since 2013. But I also know that it should have rollback one year. I am confuse when I should apply for citizenship.

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Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if it is bad news that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

You will need to determine the EXACT date that your green card status was approved. You are allowed to roll back 1 year from the exact date that your green card status was granted. You can apply with 4 years and 9 months of Residency status including the rollback time. If you have problems finding out the exact date, you can file a G-639 Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request and get a complete copy of your immigration file which should include the information that you seek. It is free but may take 2 to 3 months or more to process. Here is a link:

http://www.uscis.gov/g-639

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Hello. I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help? Please let me know. Thank you!

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Thank you for your kindness and respect. Good luck to you.

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