Brooklyn, NY asked in Divorce, Family Law and Immigration Law for New York

Q: Difference for Living apart or separately after submitting citizenship application

My cousin got her 10 years green card through marriage with a citizen husband. After she submitted the citizenship application from Brooklyn, New York, her husband has to move to Texas for work for 1 year, but she wants to continue staying in Brooklyn. If they just live in different cities, fly and visit each other once a while, how does it affect her citizenship application? If somehow, later, due to the distance or other reason, they decide to separate or divorce before the citizenship approval, how does separate or divorce affect her citizenship application? Thank you.

1 Lawyer Answer
Amanda B Cook
Amanda B Cook
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Montgomery, AL

A: As long as there are no other issues or red flags, this shouldn't be too bad of a problem. BUT - I STRONGLY suggest she invests in a consultation with a good immigration attorney who is experienced with family and divorce issues so that the attorney can thoroughly screen her for any possible other red flags. A consult will be well worth the price to prevent any future problems, she'll be very glad she did!

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