Q: If I am a green card holder and I get married to a US citizen will I be able to fill the N-400 earlier
A: If your green card was obtained as a result of being married to the same US Citizen, then you would likely be eligible. You should contact an experienced immigration attorney to determine your options.
Normally, you must be a lawful permanent resident for at least five years, and meet certain other conditions, before you can fill out the N-400.
However, you may be able to fill out the N-400, and apply for and apply for naturalization as a U.S. citizen, earlier, if you are married to a U.S. citizen.
If you are married to a U.S. citizen, you may fill out the N-400, and apply for naturalization as a U.S. citizen if:
1. You have been a lawful permanent resident for at least three years;
2. You are married to, and living with, a U.S. citizen;
3. You have been married to that U.S. citizen for at least the past three years;
4. Your spouse has been a U.S. citizen for at least the past three years; and
5. During the past three years, you have not been out of the country for 18 months or more.
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