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Second opinion] Hi, My name is***** am a usa permanent resident and i applied for my citizenship last september 2017. Its still in process, and i dont know how long it will take , but my bio-metric is done. I got married recently last july 2017 outside usa.

Lawyer's Assistant: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?

My question is whay is the fastest way to bring my wife her in usa. should i apply now as a permanent resident or wait till i become a citizen and then i apply foe my wife.

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ANSWER: It's going to take a total of about 12 months to complete the naturalization process. But you can file the I-130 for her as a spouse of a permanent resident, and then once you are sworn in to become a US citizen, you can send a copy of your naturalization certificate and the I-130 to the national visa center and tell them to upgrade the I-130 petition to the spouse of a US citizen. They will move her case along after that.

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