I had earlier posted a message about my N400 application asking if anyone knows for sure what happens when your US spouse dies even though you were married to them for 3 years. By the time my husband died I had had my green card for 3 years and 5 months. I applied for citizenship a couple of months ago and was fingerprinted. Later, a lawyer I talked to said my citizenship would be denied at the interview as they will notice the mistake they made. I did not want to believe it but I double checked and it is true. Immigration has a regulation on divorce and death with 3 years marriage. You can not get citizenship if you are divorced or widowed even if you were married for 3 years to a US citizen. I do think this is harsh. I understand the divorce as some people get married and divorce just to come here, but is it your fault if your spouse dies? I will still take my chance and go to the interview (don't know when yet) and see what happens. Since I am close to 5 years anyways (not that close though. In May 2007, it will be 5 years) they may give it to me. Anyone thinks they may? I hope someone lifts up my spirits. I was waiting to go to my country as soon as I got my citizenship. Now who knows when. Heavens, does this ever end?