If I live in one state and my husband work has worked in another for 1 1/2 years and is applying for US citizenship, in which state should he apply?

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If I live in one state and my husband work has worked in another for 1 1/2 years and is applying for US citizenship, in which state should he apply?

We’ve been married for 5 years.

Asked on September 12, 2013 under Immigration Law, California

Answers:

Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Hello. Generally, one applies in the office of one's residence. The fact that you and your spouse reside in different states raises concern, so I urge there be attorney counsel and assistance, including coaching and other special preparation. Do contact a private attorney who will be happy to help you. Immigration and Visa law is federal law, so any knowledgeable licensed attorney may assist you. You may phone my law firm on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as weekdays. This website provides general information and general principles of law and does not provide private legal advice. Some attorneys are available seven days for emergency legal needs. Many attorneys will speak initially at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys will provide a reduced fee for financial hardship. Some attorneys may also assist you in limited scope manner to conserve legal costs. All the best.

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

He should apply with the office that has jurisdiction over his actual place of residence as that is where he will be going for the interview and going through all the preliminary biometrics, etc.  It should not matter that you do not live in the same state as long as you have proof of the bona fide nature of your marriage in the event he is asked about it.


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