What to do in Case of US Visa Denial?
Prior to joining the Navy, non-citizens must enter the United States on a permanent residence visa or have an alien registration green card, have established a bona fide residence , and established a home of record in the United States.
Does the 2 years of conditional green card count towards citizenship?
As long as you become a permanent resident at the end of your conditional residence period, your two years as a conditional resident will count toward the waiting period for citizenship.
Generally, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or a resident alien.
- Meet exacting physical, mental and moral standards.
- Have a high school diploma.
- Have a qualifying score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test.
- Pass a Military Entrance Processing Station medical exam.
What is the difference between 2 year and 10 year green card?
2-year Green Cards are conditional resident cards that are applied in situations of marriage or employment. 10-year Green Cards are permanent resident cards that can be acquired after the marriage has lasted two years and have proved the legitimacy of their marriage through evidence.
Can I apply for citizenship after 2 years green card?
Fortunately, for people who have spent two years as a conditional resident, those two years count as permanent residence when it comes to applying for citizenship—on one condition. You must have successfully become a permanent resident at the end of them.
What is 2 year green card?
A conditional permanent resident receives a Green Card valid for two years. To remove the conditions on your permanent resident status, you must file a petition within the 90-day period before your conditional Green Card expires. Use our Filing Calculator to determine your 90-day filing date.
To join the U.S. military as a non-citizen, you must live permanently (and legally) in the United States. You must be categorized as a “legal permanent immigrant” with permission to work in the U.S. Those visiting the U.S. on tourist visas or attending school on a student visa do not qualify.
Can a Green Card holder get a secret clearance?
One criteria for security clearance holders is U.S. citizenship. While path to citizenship doesn’t matter, a green card holder would not be eligible for a security clearance.
Can you become a U.S. citizen by joining the military?
If you are serving or have served in the U.S. armed forces and are interested in becoming a U.S. citizen, you may be eligible to apply for naturalization under special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).