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  1. Alright let's get this rolling June 2017 filers! After a long journey, we have finally made it to the last step! I'm quite surprised that there isn't a thread yet for June! So here it is! I'm eligible to file on June 12th so as of the moment, I am still getting our packet ready. Please update the list below. Here we go!!! N-400: June 2017 Applicants ====================================== USCIS Dallas/Lewisville, Texas Lockbox ====================================== ================================ USCIS Phoenix, Arizona Lockbox ================================ ======================================================= Instructions for adding/updating yourself (or assisting others) to this list: 1. DO NOT DELETE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. 2. Please use your VJ name to avoid confusion. 3. Please make sure you are using Rich Text Editor as your message setting. 4. Copy this whole section including instructions and paste it to your typing field. 5. Make changes and Reply. 6. Red Font = "I'm A United States Citizen"! Legend: GC-Date: The 'Resident Since' Date located on your first green card. Sent: Date N-400 was mailed to USCIS. Cashd: Date your check was cashed / credit card was charged by USCIS. NOA: Receipt Notice Date Printed on your official I-797 notification. Fprints: Date assigned for fingerprinting (Bio-metrics). If you do your biometrics via walk-in prior to your scheduled appointment, please enter the date in bold blue. In Line: Date you received e-notification about the start of your interview scheduling. Int Ltr: Date you received the official letter in the mail regarding interview. Interview: Date of your interview. Oath: Date Oath taken. Field Office: Your local USCIS office where you will have the N-400 interview.
  2. Good luck to all of us December applicants and for those of us who ROC'ed, let's hope the process goes a lot faster and smoother on our final journey! N-400: December 2016 Applicants ====================================== USCIS Dallas/Lewisville, Texas Lockbox ====================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office......|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|???????????.......|... ================================ USCIS Phoenix, Arizona Lockbox ================================ UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office......|NBC/IOE CookieCat........|03/03/14|12/09|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Milwaukee, WI.....|... =========================================================================== USCIS Lincoln, Nebraska Lockbox (Filing Under 319b, 328, or 329 of the INA) =========================================================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int Ltr..|Intview..|Oath.....|Field Office......|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|???????????.......|... Instructions for adding/updating yourself (or assisting others) to this list: 1. DO NOT DELETE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. 2. Please use your VJ name to avoid confusion. 3. Please make sure you are using Rich Text Editor as your message setting. 4. Click "Quote" on the most recent/updated posting version of this list. 5. Remove the "Quote Coding" at the top and bottom of the list. 6. Always use [Courier New] Font and font size.[12] 7. Make changes and Add Reply. 8. Red Font = "I'm A United States Citizen"! Legend: GC-Date: The 'Resident Since' Date located on your first green card Sent: Date N-400 was mailed to USCIS Cashd: Date your check was cashed / credit card was charged by USCIS NOA: Receipt Notice Date Printed on your official I-797 notification Fprints: Date assigned for fingerprinting (Bio-metrics) In Line: Date you received e-notification about the start of your interview shceduling Int Ltr: Date you received the official letter in the mail regarding interview Interview: Date of your interview Oath: Date Oath taken Field Office: Your local USCIS office where you will have the N-400 interview
  3. Well as there is no November thread as yet, i guess I will start it. I mailed my application today by USPS as my window opens on Monday N-400: November 2016 Applicants ====================================== USCIS Dallas/Lewisville, Texas Lockbox ====================================== UserName...............|GC-Date..|Sent..|Cashd.|NOA...|Fprints..|In Line...|Int ltr..|Intrview..|Oath.....|Field Office Jamaican_Gooner............|02/05/14|11/05|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Memphis, TN ================================ USCIS Phoenix, Arizona Lockbox ================================ UserName.........|GC-Date..|Sent..|Cashd.|NOA...|Fprints..|In Line...|Int ltr..|Intrview..|Oath.....|Field Office Name.......|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|??, ?? =========================================================================== USCIS Lincoln, Nebraska Lockbox (Filing Under 319b, 328, or 329 of the INA) =========================================================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int Ltr..|Intview..|Oath.....|Field Office Name.............|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|??, ?? Instructions for adding/updating yourself (or assisting others) to this list: 1. DO NOT DELETE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. 2. Please use your VJ name to avoid confusion. 3. Please make sure you are using Rich Text Editor as your message setting. 4. Click "Quote" on the most recent/updated posting version of this list. 5. Remove the "Quote Coding" at the top and bottom of the list. 6. Always use [Courier New] Font and font size.[12] 7. Make changes and Add Reply. 8. Red Font="I'm A United States Citizen"! Legend: GC-Date: The 'Resident Since' Date located on your first green card Sent: Date N-400 was mailed to USCIS Cashd: Date your check was cashed by USCIS NOA: Receipt Notice Date Printed on your official I-797 notification Fprints: Date assigned for fingerprinting (Bio-metrics) In Line: Date you received e-notification about the start of your interview shceduling Int Ltr: Date you received the official letter in the mail regarding interview Interview: Date of your interview Oath: Date Oath taken Field Office: Your local USCIS office where you will have the N-400 interview
  4. Hello , I send my n 400 this week I'm asking how much time to get the receipt number to starter checking the app online ? Thanks
  5. Hi there, I live in England but was born in the US. I have been looking into how to transmit my US citizenship to my future children. My fiance is not a US citizen and I know if we marry then I need to have spent 5 years in the USA, 2 of which need to be after my 14th birthday, for my kids to be US citizens - I have not done this. My parents and I moved to England just before I turned 4, and I have been back for only a year since. However, I know that if I am unmarried when I have my children then I only need to have spent one continuous year in the USA to transmit my citizenship. This I have done, but it was when I was around age 2-3. I know this because my Mom kept meticulous calendars from the early 1980s onwards, which came to me when she passed away earlier this year. She was a US citizen (but lived here, there and everywhere) and my Dad is British. I have all my US passports, including from when I was a baby - but not all my dates of entry/exit have been stamped, and in fact the last stamp in my infant passport, when I was 1 year old, shows me leaving the US but there is no stamp showing my returning (though I did). So I doubt these are sufficient. I have just submitted a FOIA request for my entry/exit dates during that period of my life, and I have also contacted the embassy to ask if CBP entry/exit records would be sufficient to prove I was physically present in the US between the dates listed on it. I am assuming they will be strict and say no, which is why I am here. How on earth can I prove I was there as an infant, and for 365 straight days? I obviously have no school records, work records, tax records... All I can think of is as follows: I can try (!) to obtain my medical records from my pediatrician (side note: should I contact him directly, or the clinic at which he was working? He has since moved), I can contact my Mom's orthodontist who treated her during that period and ask if he will send me her medical records (unlikely since she cannot consent to that), and I can also ask my Dad to request his old tax returns from the IRS (we are talking about 1990-1992), which should list me as a dependent; I've found this which looks like it might be what I need: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506t.pdf I guess that the above would prove I was living there, and then the entry/exit records would prove that I didn't leave during the 365 day period? I would really appreciate any advice or suggestions from anyone who has had to do something similar - I am wondering if my plans are sufficient, or if there is anything better/easier anyone can think of. My Mom would probably have known exactly where to find all the stuff I need, but without her I am really lost! Thanks so much to anyone who can help. Best wishes x
  6. Hi, I am creating this group for filers within the jurisdictions of the three field offices: NYC, Queens and Long Island, to share their N-400 application progress and experiences along the process. I am a September filer at New York City Field Office. I filed my application online on 9/6/2017. I received notification that USCIS has scheduled me for biometrics appointment. I am still waiting for the letter to arrive in the mail to find out the date and time of my appointment.
  7. Hi, guys! My question is about the situation of my friend. She came here under K1 visa since 2012 and now working on her n400 application based on 5 years of living in USA. But the thing is, she had never apply for green card or green card removal. Can she still continue the n400 without any GC record? She said she purposely did it to save tons of money. Just wait 5 years to be legal for us citizenship and then apply n400 and only pay $725. It was shocking to my part and I told her I've never heard a case like her. I mean how convenient it would be to save $2000 for the whole process.
  8. Hi - I'm starting a topic to see what are the latest filing dates are that are getting scheduled for interview with the San Fernando Valley Field Office. I've noticed a couple of people who filed early March in San Francisco have interview dates with their Office, and San Fernando Valley's processing times are listed as more advanced than San Franciaco.. This site doesn't drop down list San Fernando Valley though - only LA and LA County as Office names - which makes it hard to tell how people filing specifically with San Fernando Valley are progressing. We filed and have March 2nd 2017 as our processing date, and our Field Office is San Fernando Valley. Anyone on this site, who filed with San Fernando Field Office in 2017, with an interview date? I'm interested.. (-: Paul
  9. I am starting a simple timeline thread for N-400 filers whose field office is Los Angeles, Santa Ana or San Diego. I complied three timelines from May 2016 - March 2017 VJ filers. I would appreciate if you can add or update your case status so that everyone can get an idea about field office progress in southern California. These timelines may be not reflect the current status because some of VJers may have given up, was denied or didn't update their status. Los Angels Field Office UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints|In Line.|Int ltr..|Intrview|Oath....|Field Office Charlesrs........|04/17/13|04/26|05/03|05/02|05/23/16|09/23/16|10/03/16|10/31/16|12/13/16|Los Angeles, CA S & H ...........|07/24/13|05/02|05/06|05/13|06/08/16|05/27/16|--/--/--|06/08/16|06/18/16|Los Angeles, CA soheil...........|08/03/13|05/06|05/11|05/10|06/06/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CAVngbusa..........|08/21/13|05/23|05/26|05/26|06/14/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Em01.............|06/29/09|06/10|06/17|06/16|07/22/16|--/--/--|12/20/16|01/23/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA furious.lion.....|09/02/11|06/12|06/15|06/17|07/05/16|11/30/16|12/01/16|01/06/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA DandK............|09/18/13|06/20|06/27|06/24|07/11/16|--/--/--|01/12/17|02/17/17|03/15/17|Los Angeles, CA Melusine.........|04/01/09|06/20|06/27|06/29|07/22/16|02/02/17|02/09/17|03/09/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA qbertz7..........|03/07/08|06/24|06/30|06/29|07/21/16|--/--/--|01/26/17|03/06/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Vancouver12......|09/11/13|06/27|07/06|07/01|07/19/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CAjordan85.........|10/15/13|07/15|07/21|07/21|08/10/16|--/--/--|02/27/17|03/31/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA haron1930........|--/--/--|08/18|08/23|08/27|09/13/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA HeatGun..........|11/19/13|08/24|09/08|09/07|09/26/16|10/19/16|11/15/16|12/16/16|01/18/17|Los Angeles, CA apple21..........|12/26/11|10/01|10/06|10/07|10/31/16|02/13/17|02/17/17|03/20/17|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Coffeetealatte...|--/--/--|11/30|--/--|12/04|02/23/17|02/24/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Klsoul...........|06/26/02|12/14|01/05|01/05|01/31/17|02/03/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA California_girl92|03/18/14|12/17|12/21|12/21|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Andy2891.........|04/01/14|12/30|01/12|01/19|02/08/17|03/01/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Jadon_Germany....|03/31/14|12/31|01/03|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Lalalala321......|04/07/14|01/10|01/18|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA ac8238...........|09/01/07|01/12|01/18|01/20|02/16/17|02/23/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Elisar...........|01/01/14|01/23|--/--|02/03|02/24/17|03/01/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA KleoLove.........|03/--/13|01/23|02/02|02/04|02/24/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA DisneyLovers.....|02/11/09|01/31|02/09|02/09|03/03/17|03/07/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA reevolve.........|08/19/11|02/02|02/03|02/08|02/27/17|03/02/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA texaspanpan......|10/08/09|02/06|02/13|02/17|03/06/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA Santa Ana Field Office UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints|In Line.|Int ltr..|Intrview|Oath....|Field Office E-A..............|07/18/13|05/07|05/11|05/11|05/31/16|03/04/17|--/--/--|04/10/17|--/--/--|Santa Ana => San Diego, CA 02/16/17 ladyrant.........|04/21/09|06/14|06/16|06/18|07/06/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA Kamex009.........|11/08/11|08/11|08/11|08/16|09/06/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA oc_citizen_2016..|07/01/10|--/--|--/--|09/07|10/07/16|10/13/16|12/27/16|01/25/17|02/15/17|Santa Ana, CAoc_citizen_2016..|07/01/10|--/--|--/--|09/23|10/20/16|10/25/16|01/06/17|02/09/17|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA scroll...........|03/11/07|11/01|??/??|11/26|12/12/16|12/15/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA DN Medellin COL..|01/17/14|11/16|11/21|11/19|12/13/16|12/17/16|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA DoomDog..........|09/10/10|12/12|12/16|12/16|01/11/17|01/16/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA Shine11..........|02/23/12|12/13|12/20|12/15|01/12/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Santa Ana, CA San Diego Field Office L and T..........|07/26/13|05/14|05/18|05/18|06/10/16|--/--/--|11/16/16|12/16/16|01/18/17|San Diego, CA Frannyglass......|12/10/13|09/30|--/--|10/07|11/04/16|11/10/16|02/21/17|03/28/17|--/--/--|San Diego, CAJerreg...........|11/19/13|12/19|12/30|01/07|01/24/17|01/26/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|San Diego, CA Leon & Mylen.....|04/15/14|01/17|01/24|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|San Diego, CA T & S............|03/06/14|02/01|02/04|02/10|03/03/17|03/09/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|San Diego, CA Instructions for adding/updating yourself (or assisting others) to this list: 1. DO NOT DELETE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. 2. Please use your VJ name to avoid confusion. 3. Please make sure you are using Rich Text Editor as your message setting. 4. Click "Quote" on the most recent/updated posting version of this list. 5. Remove the "Quote Coding" at the top and bottom of the list. 6. Always use [Courier New] Font and font size.[12] 7. Make changes and Add Reply. 8. Red Font = "I'm A United States Citizen"! Legend: GC-Date: The 'Resident Since' Date located on your first green card Sent: Date N-400 was mailed to USCIS Cashd: Date your check was cashed / credit card was charged by USCIS NOA: Receipt Notice Date Printed on your official I-797 notification Fprints: Date assigned for fingerprinting (Bio-metrics) In Line: Date you received e-notification about the start of your interview sheduling Int Ltr: Date you received the official letter in the mail regarding interview Interview: Date of your interview Oath: Date Oath taken Field Office: Your local USCIS office where you will have the N-400 interview
  10. Hello vjers, this is going to be a long one and a little bit tricky situation but i hope someone can enlighten me, I am a legal permanent resident for 3 yrs now (well going to be this sept 12,2017) i acquired the GC sept 12, 2014 thru marriage to my US citizen husband. I am in the process of removing the conditions of my Green card since i was only granted with a conditional 2 yr one. I know that i can file for N-400 (naturalization) since I am under a 3 year rule even though the ROC is still pending. Here is the thing MAY 15, 2015 i was convicted with a petty theft/ misdemeanor, (biggest mistake in my life and until now i've been regretting),. first offense, I paid a fine and in a 3 year unsupervised probation, NO arrest, No imprisonment, NO community service/counseling (ending OCTOBER 2018) and case was dismissed. Never messed with the law since then NO OTHER RECORD up to date not even a traffic violation. I also found out that I qualifies under petty offense exception. My question now is how long should i wait or hold before I can file for citizenship? Is it even possible for me to become a US Citizen? Please if anyone know or can help thank you. I am not perfect I made a mistake but trying to move on and live well specially for my son. THANK YOU!
  11. I'm just wondering where the N-400 application gets sent over the course of its adjudication. Based on the state you live in, you sent it either to Lewisville/Dallas, TX; Phoenix, AZ; or Chicago, IL (assuming you don't file online). After acceptance, it then gets sent to the National Benefits Center. From there, I'm assuming it gets sent to the applicant's local field office. But at what stage? After fingerprints but before interview scheduling? Does one check his or her local field office only for N-400 processing times? Is there a way to see the processing times or backlog for the three lockbox locations and NBC with regards to the N-400?
  12. Hi guys, a couple of questions relating to docs and evidence to take to the interview. Firstly, I'm a bit panicked because despite checking my application thoroughly before submitting online, I've just been getting all of the documents together in a file and double-checking they match up with the answers I gave on the N400, and I have a rental agreement showing I moved to my current apartment on 2/11/2016, but for some bizarre reason I put 2/15/2016 on the form. Is that terrible? Should I try and find a way of correcting it now, or should I just wait until the interview when I go through the N400 with the officer? I feel so stupid, I don't even know how I managed to put the wrong date... Also, I have my rental agreements since I moved to the States as evidence of where I've lived, what dates, and that I've been cohabiting with my husband (I applied under the 3 year rule). Should I have any evidence to back up the addresses I lived at overseas prior to moving over here? I'm guessing they won't be too interested in evidence for that as it's kind of irrelevant to my citizenship, but of course I had to add it to the form because online they ask for 5 years of addresses. Thank you!
  13. Hello, I'm applying soon in few months for citizenship (n-400) based on 5 years, but I have a concern: about a year and a half ago, I flew to visit my family overseas and my layover was in UK, as I bought a ticket with a layover in UK less than 24 hours (a flight agent from british airways here in USA called UK airport and an officer "cleared the way" for me to come since my layover was less than 24 hours). But once I'm in UK airport they rejected me leaving the airport and detained me and asked me to apply on the spot for a temporary visa (layover visa), I did online in their presence, and I got rejected after 2 hours. Then they moved me to wait for the next flight in a center being escorted as if I'm an illegal immigrant, but they treated me nicely as they know I'm not illegal and just here for few hours and catch my flight in the morning. They gave to the flight pilot a yellow envelop which he gave me once I arrived to my home country. the Decision says they denied my transit visa because I already applied to study in UK several years ago and got rejected, he rejected me based on that lol really weird excuse. I'm worried if this incident being detainee for few hours (regarding good moral character) will affect my n400 application Once again: it was NOT my mistake, it was the officer mistake to "clear the way" and confirm that I'm good to go and do my layover passing the border check point just fine as I meet the requirements for a less than 24 hours layover... but how can I prove that now? I call the heathrow airport and have this officer guy who made the mistake (I know his name) to write an aknoledgement letter to add to my n-400 form? but I guess no way he will do it I'll just waste my time I guess. Is it even worth all this hassle? since my US background record is clear with no crimes whatsoever (except for the driving record I had few parking tickets that are paid and not even showing on the record and a speeding ticket of 15mph). since my US background is clear, why would I worry about "international background" for something that's just a detention while waiting for a transit visa decision
  14. Hello everyone! I've noticed that most members cituation regarding the detained/arrested/cited question on n-400 talk about traffic tickets related matters. As I haven't found any case related to mine, I've created this post specifically for members who've been detained and applying for US citizenship to keep them organized and related all in this post. Please discuss your situation so everyone benefit from your case. Starting with my unique case, here I go: I'm a 10 years green card holder, and will apply in several months for my citizenship, but my concern is that couple years ago, I flew to visit my family back home, I had a 24hours (layover) connecting flight in UK. I didn't need a transit visa since my connecting flight was less than 24 hours (according to UK immigration laws). once at UK airport, the border officer wasn't convinced to let me leave the airport for 24 hours and be back to take my connecting flight. she had me apply instantly for a transit visa. after several hours I got a response "rejected", the reason was because I was rejected a UK student visa several years ago. Then they had me go to spend the night in a kind of center or kind of special temporary jail for illegal immigrants, so they detained me there untill the morning, then they escorted me to the airport to catch my actual transit flight that I bought. I took my transit flight back home, visited my family and came back to US all good. I know being arrested is "worse" than being detained, but being detained for one night for not having a transit visa can lead to a refusal for my naturalization? or I'm just too worried and won't affect it?
  15. Hello VJers I am currently waiting on my ROC to be processed (Nov 2016 filer at VCS), at this stage anticipating it won't be done until January/February next year! Even though I would be eligible to apply for N-400 in November 2017 (90 days early) and wish to obtain citizenship as soon as possible, some time between March and May 2018 we will be moving to Michigan from New York. I have read on here that it is best to wait until I have moved to Michigan to apply N-400, to avoid my application getting lost or delayed being transferred to a different field office. I also want to take an overseas trip back home for about 6 weeks hopefully early next year somewhere in there...keeping in mind that there would be a 3 month residency requirement. ..my questions are: - how do I establish that I have moved to Michigan from NY? Just file AR-11 on USCIS website, and put new address on the N-400? - from which date would I have officially moved (lease date, actual date of arrival into Michigan, or date I changed my NY to MI drivers license?) - will I need to provide proof/documentation on my application that I have resided there for 3 months? Or is it simply a yes or no question? - would it be best to wait until I have the 10 year green card in hand, move to MI, take the overseas trip (hopefully during the first 3 months of residency) and apply when I get back after the 3 months residency requirement has been fulfilled? - after applying, how long is the entire process generally? Has anyone had recent experience filing in Michigan (Grand Rapids to be specific)? - is applying online faster? Any help greatly appreciated!
  16. Multinational Question. I'm a woman in case this matters. Born in Brazil Brazil is a country that does not allow their citizens to renounce their citizenship. Naturalized American As an adult Will be marrying a German born citizen, and will be moving to Germany. Can I become a naturalized German citizen and keep both my Brazilian and American citizenships?
  17. Ok so my Dad who is a Permanent Resident since 2012,Was telling me that The President has some new bill to pass I dont even know about it much.But basically he was saying even Permanent Residents might be affected from this for applying for citizenship.Something about Race bill or something I dont really know about this. can anyone explain about this and what is it about and who gets affected or so. Thanks in advance:)
  18. Hello , Today I spoke with a lawyer and he told me too many things ! He said that I was lucky to get my permanent residence card, because I had two charges at that time, the officer didn't catch the second charge and gave me the permanet residence card. He advised me to withdraw my case or I can face deportation, because I pleaded guilty for both charges in exchange of a dismissal. I am very concern anf surprised about this situation. I want to apply for citizenship in two years, do you think that I can face deportation for this charges:( domestic violence and the second is disturbing of peace).I reconciled with my wife and she is willing to come with me to the interview, should I withdraw the case now and reapply in two years? Can i get in trouble if i travel? Thanks for your answers
  19. My wife received her citizenship interview notice yesterday. The interview date is set in September but we were planning on going out of country for a month for my sister in laws wedding. We already bought the tickets couple of months ago but we are not sure if we should reschedule the interview date or just change our travel plans. Does anyone know if attending a wedding overseas is good enough explanation for rescheduling the interview date? I would like to know if anyone ever rescheduled their interview date for a similar reason. How long after they sent their letter did they get their new interview date? Was there any complications? Thank you in advance.
  20. Good day! As the title suggests, I was wondering if there are any Malaysians here who have experience withdrawing/closing the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) account in Malaysia due to obtaining US citizenship. Particularly would like to know about the process and how long it takes for the money to be transferred into the bank account. Planning to do it later this year when I go back for a visit but unsure how much time I need to get everything done. Really appreciate it if anyone willing to share their experience. TIA.
  21. Hey guys, wondering if there are people here from Upstate NY (Albany) that have filed for their citizenship? It would be nice to get to know each other and go through the process together! Waiting on your replies. Please do post your timeline. And if you have already gone through the process, it would be amazing if you could share your experiences. Thanks!
  22. Hi Everyone, I filled out the n-400 form and I will send the application in couple of days but I have a question regarding the recent address last 5 years. I got my green card through my father h1 visa. It's been already 5 years. But I lived in a different address last 3 years seperated from my family. And as a dependent my father filed tax return on my behalf and we also have obamacare insurance etc. The question is that; should I put the address that I lived on N-400 form or I should put the address where my family lives? Please let me know if you need more details, Best regards,
  23. Hi Guys, My 10 yr GC expired in April 2017. In June, I applied for my citizenship, filling out the N-400. I have done my Biometrics and waiting on interview. I got offered my DREAM job and my start date is on the 28th of this month. However, I do not have proof of ability to work since my GC is expired and I do not have a SS card. I need to get the I-551 stamp on my passport to enable me work and travel while my applications are pending. I already have an infopass appointment for the 21st. However, If I show up there with my notice of action for N-400, will I get the stamp? Or do I have to file for I-90 and take that notice of action to get the stamp? I do not want to file I-90 as that will just be a waste of $500 since I should be getting my citizenship in a few short months. So thats my dilemma. SHould I go to my infopass appointment with my expired GC, notice of action for N-400 and biometrics, and hope to get the stamp? Or should I spend $500 to apply for 1-90 before I go to the infopass appointment? Help will be greatly appreciated!
  24. Can you go ahead and send your n400 while your I-751 is still pending? Would it affect your current case? what to send for your permanent green card? also, if I were to change my wife's last name, do I have to do the form for that as well? Really need some help guys, thanks so much. Our I-751 has been sent since November of last year 2016 and it's still not here, I checked online and California center still processing June 15th of 2016. really frustrating.
  25. Heads up: I just ran across a Policy Alert dated 26 July 2017 which states that all ages will now be required to submit biometrics as part of the N-400 application. Here it is below (I changed the formatting a little to emphasize the main points). First, a quick summary: age 75+ will now be required to submit biometrics for citizenship there will be exceptions/accommodations for disabilities/certain medical conditions this applies to citizenship only, and not biometrics for any other USCIS process (Note also: the main USCIS N-400 website, https://www.uscis.gov/n-400, has not yet been updated to reflect this new policy, so who knows how/when it's being implemented...) * * * * * https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/Updates/20170726-NaturalizationBiometrics.pdf July 26, 2017 Policy Alert SUBJECT: Biometrics Requirements for Naturalization Purpose U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to specify that every naturalization applicant must provide biometrics regardless of age, unless the applicant qualifies for a fingerprint waiver due to certain medical conditions. Background Since March 1998, USCIS has waived the fingerprint requirements for naturalization applicants age 75 or older because of difficulty in capturing readable fingerprints from this age group. Electronic processing of applications and improved technology now allows USCIS to capture fingerprints for applicants of all ages and enhances the ability to confirm identity and perform required background checks. USCIS will continue to make special arrangements to accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities and homebound or hospitalized applicants. This policy does not change USCIS guidance on fingerprint waivers for naturalization applicants with disabilities who are unable to provide fingerprints or are unable to provide legible fingerprints. This policy does not change biometrics requirements associated with other immigration benefit applications. This update affects Volume 12, Part B of the Policy Manual. The guidance contained in the Policy Manual is controlling and supersedes any related prior USCIS guidance. Policy Highlights ď‚·Explains that all applicants for naturalization must be fingerprinted regardless of age, except for those who qualify for a fingerprint waiver due to certain medical conditions. Affirms that USCIS provides accommodations to meet biometrics requirements for certain applicants who are unable to attend an appointment, to include applicants with disabilities or those who are homebound or hospitalized. Citation Volume 12: Citizenship & Naturalization, Part B, Naturalization Examination, Chapter 2, Background and Security Checks [12 USCIS-PM B.2].