Can you apply for citizenship if you are illegal? Undocumented Immigrants Might Qualify for Green Card or Citizenship by Serving in the U.S. Military. If you serve honorably and on active duty with the U.S. Armed Forces during one of the wars or conflicts named below, the law allows you to apply for U.S. citizenship.
Can you get a green card if you entered illegally? If you entered the United States illegally (as opposed to overstaying), you cannot apply for a green card from inside the United States.
Can an undocumented immigrant get a green card? To become eligible for Green Cards, undocumented immigrants must first become Registered Provisional Immigrants and live in the country for ten long years. After ten years, they could apply for Green Cards.
Can an immigrant get citizenship? Naturalization is the process through which an immigrant to the United States can become a U.S. citizen. Only certain immigrants are eligible: those who either have been green card holders (permanent residents) for 3–5 years or meet various military service requirements.