San Diego, CA asked in Immigration Law for California

Q: Is it going to affect my citizenship application next year if my dad wants to cancel his own green card?

Hi I am a 25yr old green card holder. My dad and I got our green cards while I was in six grades ( 2003) and our auntie is the sponsor. Now my dad is 70 years old, is considering giving up his green card but worry if it would affect my citizenship application next year. I do live and work in the U.S now. My dad does not.

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Juan V. Cervantes
Juan V. Cervantes
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Fredericksburg, VA

A: No it will not. Your application for citizenship is independent from your father.

Although the N-400 will have questions relating to your father, his abandonment of his LPR status should not prohibit your application for naturalization.

Most applications run into issues because of criminal convictions. So, if you have any convictions, however slight, make sure you consult an immigration attorney before you file.

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