I am a European Citizen, who married an American in 2008 here in the US. I got my first GreenCard on March 15 2009, I applied for the I-751 Greencard in December, my biometrics were taken at the beginning of March. As soon as I get the I-751 I was planning to ask for citizenship. However, my husband and I are planning to move back to Europe. I went to the USCIS website and it says that you cannot become a citizen unless you have lived permanently in the US for at least 3 years (until March 15 2012 correct?) and are living in the US until you receive your citizenship. Is that correct? if we move to Europe at the end of this year, will I lose my Greencard and my right to citizenship, even though my husband is an American citizen? I don't know if it matters or not, but my husband is a vet, he got out of the military in Sep. 2009.
I hope to get an answer soon. Thank you so much for your time