Can I become a citizen with an expired green card?

Can I become a citizen with an expired green card?

If your green card has expired, you continue to be a permanent resident of the United States. You do not lose your immigration status. It's possible to apply for citizenship with an expired green card. Immigration law does not specifically require a valid green card to establish eligibility for naturalization.

How long do you have to be married to a US citizen to get a green card?

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3 yearsNaturalization for Spouses of U.S. Citizens Have been a lawful permanent resident (LPR) or Green Card holder for at least 3 years. Have been living in marital union with the same U.S. citizen spouse during such time. Meet all other eligibility requirements under this section.

What happens if an immigrant marries a US citizen?

An immigrant who marries a U.S. citizen must apply for a green card (U.S. permanent residence). After successfully obtaining a green card, the immigrant spouse can, after three years as a permanent resident, apply for U.S. citizenship.

Will getting government benefits keep me from getting a green card or becoming a US citizen?

The short answer is that, as long as you received the public benefits lawfully (without using fraud, for example), it will not hurt or affect your eligibility for naturalization in any way. The main reason is that you do not have to show that you are “admissible” to become a naturalized U.S. citizen.