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Citizenship Through Marriage Application Instructions

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Citizenship Through Marriage

How to Apply for the United States Citizenship if Married to a U.S. Citizen

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The Citizenship of the United States can be obtained through Naturalization.  The rules and requirements to become a U.S. citizen are different and actually more advantageous for people who are married to a U.S. citizen, there are preferences for the spouse of an American. In general the first step to become a U.S. citizen is to become a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) and obtain a Green Card, however the waiting time for Green Card holders married to a U.S. citizen is shorter than the regular wait time for Green Card holders in general. The process of naturalization can be difficult and it is important to have all the right and accurate information about how to apply, filing fees, all the requirements to apply and specific information for married couples.

Questions and Answers about how to apply for the United States citizenship for spouses of a U.S. citizen: 

  • Can I become a U.S. citizen if I am married with a United Sates citizen?
  • For how long do we have to be married to apply for a green card or to apply to become a citizen?
  • Can I get married with an American citizen abroad, and still be eligible to receive a green card or citizenship?
  • How to apply for a fiancé or fiancée visa for my girlfriend or boyfriend to be able to travel to America?
  • What happens if we get divorced? Can I still apply for or keep my resident status, green card or citizenship?
  • What if my husband or wife died? Can I still keep or apply for my green card or citizenship?
  • Questions about children from previous marriages, can they travel with me to the US and become residents or citizens?
  • Information about citizenship application fees and official application forms to apply for the United States citizenship.

Find out the answer to several of your immigration questions about citizenship and marriage, including how to access official citizenship forms, application filing fees, and general official application information to become a U.S. citizen for the spouse of a U.S. citizen.

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