Asked in Immigration Law for Utah

Q: Would a pending N-400 application (filed for >5yrs residence) be effected if I divorce before my interview/ceremony?

My citizenship application was filed 8 months ago on basis of >5yrs residency (I've been here 10 years), and is currently in the interview scheduling process. My wife is a US citizen (which is how I came to be here). If I divorce now, will that impact my case, or can marital status be updated in the interview like change of employment would be? We have a young son and it's imperative to me that we do nothing that would jeopardize my ability to be present for him.

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Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA

A: Since you waited until you had a green card for 5 years, you can naturalize whether you stay married or get divorced.

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