How long will it take to get US citizenship? 4 Answers as of April 19, 2011Once I get my green card (f2b petition-Philippines) then I want to apply for a US citizenship but how and how long does it usually take? is there any new rules and new laws at this time? someone said that you have to live there at least 5 years straight to get a US citizenhip? thank you guys in advance and have a nice day.
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Unless you are married to a US citizen, the requirement for citizenship is 5 years of lawful permanent residence. You must have at least half of that 5 year time physically present in the U.S. which means no breaks of over 6 months within the 5 years prior to applying.
Answer Applies to: Virginia