Can my son apply for citizenship?

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Can my son apply for citizenship?

My son has been a green card holder since 2012. He was 14 when he got a green
card. Most of the time fro 6 months to 11 months he stayed outside the US with
me, his mother in the republic of Georgia. Now he is 18 and has lived in America
for a year.He is graduating a high school and also became a student. Please, tell
me please when he can apply for citizenship?

Asked on May 22, 2017 under Immigration Law, New Jersey

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Assuming he did not lose the green card status due to abandonment (if he was outside the US for too long), he will need to be in the US for at least another 1.5 years (2.5 years total physical presence) before he is eligible to apply for naturalization.
 


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