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Old 10-28-2007, 10:48 AM
 
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Hey-heeey!

I got a Green Card, and I've been in the U.S. for about 3 months now.
So... My question is:
Is there a way I can get a U.S. passport and citizenship if I haven't been here for 5 years?
I want to cut any "affiliation" (you know what I mean? ) with my home country.
And before you ask.. NO! I'm not from Mexico.
Oh, and if I can get a passport only (without being here for 5 years) - can I just give up my current citizenship?
If I can't get none of above, without being here for 5 years, can I just give up my current citizenship? (um, but that would leave me without a passport, wouldn't it? )
That's all, I guess!

Ty.
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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If you have a green card, my understanding is that you have status as a Lawful Permanent Resident. If you've only been in the country for three months, I would think you have a long time to go before you are eligible to naturalize as a citizen. Also, I believe U.S. Passports are only handed out to naturalized or natural born U.S. citizens, so you may be out of luck for now. That said, you have an immigration status that permits you to live and work in the U.S. You should enjoy that status and not be so quick to turn your back on your homeland.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Yeah just wait until you get naturalized, if that is possible. Don't just go tearing up your passport or you won't be able to leave the country.
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:17 AM
 
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You should enjoy that status and not be so quick to turn your back on your homeland.
I am enjoying! And not be so quick on turning my back on my homeland? What makes you say that?


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Yeah just wait until you get naturalized, if that is possible.
It is! In 5 years, though.

Thanks for the answers.
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