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I am English and married an american I have been married for 4 years and our marriage unfortunately upon agreement of both parties our marriage has come to an end. If I file for divorce will this effect my living in this country I do have my permanent Green Card. And do I have to inform Immigration.

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Hi,

Since you are a permanent resident, divorce will not affect your immigration status in the U.S., and you are not required to notify the USCIS.

The only impact will be that you must wait a minimum of 5 years from the "resident since" date noted on the resident card before the naturalization application can be filed in case you are interested in becoming a U.S. citizen.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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