Immigration Forum

Eligibility for US citizenship


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My spouse obtained her US lawful permanent resident status via our marriage
8 years ago. She has maintained this status ever since. In the last 5 years she
has been physically present in the USA. Soon she is going to apply for
the US citizenship. It seems her eligibility satisfies requirements described
in both items A and B of Part 1 of N-400 form.

A. Have been a lawful permanent resident of the United States for at least 5 years.
B. Have been a lawful permanent resident of the United States for at least 3 years.
In addition, you have been married to and living with the same U.S. citizen spouse
for the last 3 years, and your spouse has been a U.S. citizen for the last 3 years at
the time you filed your Form N-400.

I wonder what eligibility criteria she has to chose?
Can she chose either of these two?
It seems that path A is easier since she needs to present fewer documents if she goes with it.
Is this right?