Immigration Q & A: How soon can I become a citizen of the United States?

How long after getting my green card do you have to wait to become a citizen of the US? – Basil

If you received your green card through marriage, you may apply after 3 years. However if you received your green card through another process then you will have to have your green card for 5 years before you may apply.

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