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  1. 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.
  2. I passed the citizenship test in July 2017. I waited for the notice for the Oath cerimony. Finally I get a letter from USCIS. I open it only to see that it was a notice saying that I had missed my Oath Cerimony on August 23rd, and that they would notify me when the next one was going to be. I called the USCIS number and I explain the situation. The only thing this person was able to tell me was that I had missed the cerimony and that I had to wait to get the next notification. I told him that I didn't go because I didn't know because I never received the notification. After checking in my building, we found the notification on the floor by the mail box (people that live in the building throw mail, that is not addressed to them or commercial mail or junk, on the floor, considering it trash. So probably the post office put my letter in the wrong mailbox and it was thrown on the trash pile, without me knowing...) In September...this month...I receive a letter with the date of my next Oath Cerimony. September 22nd. at 8:30 am. Finally, my husband and I ask for a day off from work, we dress up and go. I go there (I live in Brooklyn, New York), the cerimony was in Brooklyn, to the second floor. After sitting for about an hour and a half in this big freezing court room, finally we are called row by row. We get in line to get to a table with two officers. Once there I show my letter, he asks a few questions, asks for my green card back, which gets thrown in a pile of green cards on the table. I get given a welcome package and am asked to sit again. After 5 minutes we are called again, row by row, people (we are about 300), get up and get in line toward an other table. When I get there I show my letter again and she looks for my certificate, which I'm supposed to sign and then I'm supposed to go sit back to where my spot was. She looks and can't find my certificate. She looks in a list of names. Then she said, she is not in the list. So I am sent back to the previews table, where a different lady checks my letter again. She asks me to sit while she tries to figure things out. I sit there for almost an other hour. Then a man was also not in the list and he comes sit next to me. Then I get up and go to the officer and tell her that I was already supposed to be there on August 23 for my Oath Cerimony but I had missed it because I never riceived the letter. she looks at me and she said she is really sorry and that she doesn't know why I'm not in the list even though I had a letter with the right date and time. She told me to give her my phone number and that she would call me. I look at her wide eyed and said...do you mean that this is not going to happen today??? She said no, I'm sorry. I gave her my number and left...after 3 hours of sitting in a freezing court room. The same day I called the USCIS number. I explained the situation to this very nice person who couldn't believe what I was telling him. He said he would send an urgent e-mail to the New York office and that I should expect an answer in two weeks and that if I don't hear back by Octobe 7th, to call back. A few days abo I called my Representative, I explained my situation and the persn told me that I have to give the USCIS the two weeks and then if I don't hear back, to call her back and they'll try to help me. Did anybody have a similar situation? This is crazy, isn't it? Unprofessional and just ridiculous. It felt humiliating.
  3. 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
  4. N-400: October 2017 Applicants ================================== Dallas/Lewisville, Texas Lockbox ================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd...|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line.|Int ltr.|Intrvw..|Oath....|Field Office.....|NBC/IOE ================================ USCIS Phoenix, Arizona Lockbox ================================ UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA.....|Fprints.|In Line.|Int ltr.|Intrvw..|Oath....|Field Office.....|NBC/IOE ================================== USCIS Chicago, Illinois Lockbox ================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd...|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line.|Int ltr.|Intrvw..|Oath....|Field Office.....|NBC/IOE ================================== USCIS Online Filing ================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd.|NOA.....|Fprints.|In Line.|Int ltr.|Intrvw..|Oath....|Field Office.....|NBC/IOE Ko_..............|09/23/14|10/02|10/02 |10/02/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Phoenix, AZ......|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. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. I am filling out the N-400 application based on marriage. Resident since 2014. I have a few questions I hope someone can help me out. 1. Is it ok if we don't remember the exact day of all the employment for the last five years (would month/ year be sufficient)? I am not sure if they contact all the employers and cross verify the dates. 2. Do I put only 3 years of employment and school or 5 years? I've read in other forums that people have filled it out only for 3 years because it is based on marriage. (I've been in the US since 2008) 3. In 2013, I volunteered for work for the entire year, should I put that in? That was listed under employment in my initial Adjustment of Status application. 4. Do I have to enter employment AND school info or just one of them for the last few years? (The text reads List where you have worked OR attended school) Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.
  9. 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
  10. I'm a permanent resident card holder (Green Card). I've been in the U.S for almost a month. I want to change my full name. I come from Jordan. So... Can I change it now? or Would it be better to change after I get my citizenship?
  11. Hello, I'm a green card holder (UKC) and left the U.S. in May to return to the U.K. to visit family for the summer. Whilst in the U.K., I was offered a job that I decided to take. I've been working since July and made an appointment at the London U.S. embassy to abandon my permanent residency and surrender my green card today. However, when the embassy employee noticed that I had only left in May, he refused to accept my abandonment as I had not been abroad for over a year. He asked if I was planning on going back to the U.S. in any form before 1 year of leaving. I said I'm returning to visit in November, as well as, Christmas and a few weeks early next year. He stated that I have to continue to enter on my green card until I have "abandoned" my residency for over a year. I informed the employee that I am currently working in the U.K. and he said I could still maintain my citizenship timeline if I returned to the U.S. within 6 months of leaving regardless of having employment abroad. He also said that I had the option to go back to the U.S. at any time before May 2018 to file a reentry permit even though I obtained my job after leaving the U.S. and am currently employed abroad. My wife (USC / UKC) and I are very confused as we thought obtaining work abroad automatically means you've abandoned your residency. However, I was in the embassy today, and they told me that having employment abroad didn't matter toward citizenship as long as I reentered before six months of being away. My work contract is only a year and we could move back to the US at that point. If I enter in November (before 6 months have lapsed) and then reenter in April 2018 (before another six months have lapsed) and stay until I am eligible to file for citizenship in July 2018, does this mean I might still stand a chance of gaining citizenship? Thank you so much for any help. We are trying to make this decision quickly as I would need to book a flight soon to avoid being out of the country for more than six months.
  12. My marriage was in good faith but things started going bad as soon as I came here, what do I mean with this is, my husband wouldn't let me talk to my family for weeks when he first brought me here, I had to argue my point with him so I could call and let my mom know that I was ok. I came with a fiancé visa, we got married within the 90 days and things were fine we had our differences sometimes but we made it work, then I got my work permit and my 2 years GC and he wouldn't let me work or get a SS, he was in debt and money was a big deal and he blamed me on everything and I wanted to help. I felt in prison again, he wouldn't allow me I couldn't leave the house, the story is long, so let me get to the point. I am a ten years permanent resident since 20011 and I separate from my husband when I got the (CR89) conditions removed, I got my GC in the mail a day after I left and my ex was told that he had to give it to me by law. #3months later in 2014 I found out I was expecting a baby girl with everything I was going trough, I wasn't expecting that to happen at the end she was the reason why he sign the divorce because he wasn't going to otherwise. then the divorce and the whole process finalized in January 2015. now is 2017 and I'm trying to get citizenship but because everything that happened above I don't know how they going to look at my file. resumen resident since 2011 conditions removed accepted feb 2014 I got separated feb 2014 I got 10 years GC 2014 filed for divorce may 2014 got pregnant of different man child born 2015 divorce final 2015 looking into for citizenship in 2017 I don't know if I can apply for citizenship, I don't know if they gonna think that I was with him only for the PR and I don't know whats going to happen after I take a step forward I don't know if I should wait longer or just do it. if anybody have anything positive to say about my case or if you went though the same I would like to know what was your experience. I GOT TOLD TO MOVE HERE A MONTH AGO. ANY WAYS NEWS. I TALK TO AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER WHO SUGGESTED THAT I AM GOOD TO FILE BUT LIKE I GOT TOLD HERE I HAVE TO EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED WHY MY MARRIAGE DIDN'T WORK OUT AND I DONT THINK THATS GOING TO BE A PROBLEM AS LONG AS THEY DON'T ASK FOR MAYOR THINGS THAT I DIDN'T DO LIKE GOING FOR COUNSELING. THE LAWYER SAID WE WOUD FILE THE FORM TOGETHER AND SHE WOULD REPRESENT ME THERE WHEN I GO FOR THE CITIZENSHIP, I REALLY NEEDED THE LEGAL ADVICE SINCE MY CASE IS A LITTLE COMPLICATED WHEN COME TO DATES. ILL BE SPENDING ABOUT 1800 DOLLARS WITH THE LAWYER FEE AND FILLING FOR CITIZENSHIP FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DONT KNOW, IWAS DOING SOME RESEARCH AND IT SAYS IS GOOD TO GET A LAWYER THAT OFFERS A FLAT FEE AND SH EALSO WORKS OUT A PAYMENT PLAN FOR ME AND THATS WHAT I DID I WOULD NEVER HAD HIRED HER OTHERWISE, SHE HAVE GOOD REVIEWS AND I LIKED THAT. I HOPE SHE IS RIGHT AND SHE ALSO ASKED IFI OWED ANY TAXES AND IF I HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE LAW WHICH IS NOT THE CASE AND SHE SAID JUST TO EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPEN IF THE ASK IN IMMIGRATION SO I HAVE TO GET TO WORK AND STUDY THIS 100 QUESTIONS, SHE SAYS THEY ASK 10 QUESTION OUT OF THE 100 AND 6 OF THESE 100 YOU HAVE TO GET IT RIGHT. THEN THEY GIVE ME A WRITTEN TEST. ALSO WANT TO PINT OUT THERE THAT THERE IS AN APP FOR APPLE AND MAYBE ALSO FOR ANDROIDS AND IT COME WITH ALL THE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS, AND IT DOESN'T COST MUCH,IT IS REALLY A DONATION FOR THEM TO DO UPDATES AND I ONLY PAID $2 FOR IT, IT HELPS A LOT. SO THIS IS ALL I KNOW RIGHT NOW, ILL KEEP POSTING AS I GET MORE INFORMATION. THANK YOU. AND THANK YOU EVEYONE FOR YOUR HELP HERE.
  13. I just submitted my n400 application. My employment/education history for the last 5 years didn't fit in the form so I had to type it on a separate sheet of paper. I failed to print it out and was not mailed with the rest of the documents. Will my application be denied?
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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!
  18. 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?
  19. 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!
  20. 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
  21. 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!
  22. 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?
  23. The Bill

    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:)
  24. 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
  25. 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.
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