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I would like to ask my father became a us citizen when i was17 now I'm 37 those that help me

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No

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I'm currently a green card holder

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Immigration Law
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Immigration Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Hi, I'm an Immigration attorney and former Prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office. I'm reviewing your question and will reply in a moment, thanks!

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Immigration Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 7 months ago

Did your father ever file a petition for you (I-130) while you were a minor?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No
Immigration Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 7 months ago

Unfortunately his attaining citizenship at that time is not particularly beneficial to you in any way.

Unless of course he were to petition for your permanent residency now, which it appears he (or someone else) has already done, as you mentioned that you have your green card.

Since you already have your green card/ permanent residency, you just need to wait the requisite 3 or 5 years, and then file for your naturalization to receive your US citizenship.

I hope that helps!

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