Martinez, CA asked in Immigration Law for California

Q: My green card expires in 11 months. Do i still have time to file the application for citizenship and receive an answer?

Trying to apply for citizenship before my permanent resident card expires in December 2019

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2 Lawyer Answers

Kelli Y Allen

  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC

A: Yes, if you are eligible to naturalize, this is a good time to apply. Your chances are good of having the naturalization application processed this year. As a backup, if you get to about 3 months of your GC expiring and you still haven't received an interview notice for you naturalization app, you could renew GC at that point just as a back-up.

Ms Grace I Gardiner agrees with this answer

Hector E. Quiroga

  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: You must file before your card is within six months of expiring.

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