Wildomar, CA asked in Immigration Law for California

Q: Can you apply for an EU citizenship while in the process of green card renewal? Will it interrupt with the process?

I received my permanent card a few years ago, I’m an Israeli national, and now in the process of renewing for the 10 year green card (submitted biometrics a few months ago), living in the US. I recently learned that I am eligible to request a Portuguese citizenship and was wondering if that would effect my green card in any way?

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Christopher A. Kerosky
Christopher A. Kerosky
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, you can apply for Portuguese citizenship and it will not affect your green cad application in any way. It does not matter if you have additional passports for purposes of the permanent residence process.

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