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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Hey guys, Quick question: Does the IO really bother and check with all landlords if you really lived in the last 5 years addresses you put in n-400? Because in my 1st address I used to live with my ex-wife, we had a small argument, I took my name off the rental lease, then 1 day later we came back to normal, but I forgot to re-add my name in the rental lease. Then when we divorced and moved out, I've rent without contract, I just pay money rent in cash (so with this one there is no way IO can check, and he just take my words for it I guess). So my concern is about that time when I took off my name then forgot to put it back. I'll put that address since I actually lived there. Would you guys recommend to put a note to explain it on the n-400? Or just mention it to the IO at the interview? Or don't bring it at all, unless the IO bring it up? I already asked that, but I hadn't have a straight answer Much appreciated guys
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Hi all, As we prepare to apply for my wife’s naturalization, we have to prove strong ties to the U.S. during an 11-month window within the three years for naturalization based on marriage. Situation: I had a research grant to country X, which is not the country my wife is from; the grant was jointly sponsored by the US and Country X The grant was for a temporary, specific time period (10 months), plus a little travel we did immediately before and after She accompanied me during this time; as she is a national of a country with an agreement with Country X, she did not need a foreign residence permit or any other official paperwork to join me We filed US taxes (married, jointly) She maintained her enrollment at a US university (writing dissertation), and we have tuition bills & confirmation of payment statements During these 11 months, she returned to the US three times for school-related reasons and a job interview, 4 to 14 days each time (see details on # of days below) She received US university reimbursements for two of the US trips, paid to our US bank account, as they were for her research and some consulting she did through a university-sponsored program She had US health insurance through the university We used and paid off our joint US-based credit cards each month and made occasional withdrawals from our US bank account (my grant was paid to an account in my name only in Country X, but it certainly did not cover all of our living expenses!) We paid her US cell phone contract monthly We continued to jointly insure our car in the US, pay registration, etc. She attended an official event with me at the US Embassy in country X, and we have paperwork to show this She had a re-entry permit on the off chance our stay ended up being extended (it didn’t, but better to be safe than sorry) Within a period of just over 11 months, here’s her schedule. 66 days out of US 11 days in US 99 days out of US 14 days in US 24 days out of US 4 days in US 119 days out of US The longest continuous chunk of time abroad was just under four months, right at the end of my grant period. Any other ideas on how we might show close ties to the US? We had to give up our lease & put belongings in storage (could not afford to pay rent in two countries on the grant stipend) We had a US PO box, which a friend checked periodically We know we could just wait until most of this time away drops off the three-year radar, but as a same-sex couple, we're at the mercy of politics, and we'd like to get her citizenship as soon as possible, before anything changes. (If the whole ROC backlog at CSC ever gets through, but that's another matter...) Thanks for any suggestions!
  7. hello, on the N400 form for the question where it says " have you ever not filed a federal or state tax since you became a permanent resident" - I did not file 2008-2010 since I was a dependent under my parents in 2008. 2009/2010 I was no longer a dependent due to age but I was still living with them and I worked very little and made way below the requirement to file taxes according to the IRS, do I need to check "yes" and attach an explanation saying that I did not make enough money or what should I do? I filed taxes starting 2011. I already have a letter that I got from the IRS web site stating that I do not owe any back taxes, should I attach that to my explanation or simply bring it to my interview in case they ask? question 2: my green card expires in May, what would happen if for some reason my paperwork took longer than expected to process and my green card expired before I got my citizenship? would that create a problem going for my interview? would I have to renew my green card prior to my interview? thank you! Adrian
  8. Hello, Everyone! I hope someone already went through this and can share their experience with me. I applied for my citizenship in Feb/2017. I received my NOC right away. I already had my biometrics. I got an email in March 2017 saying that I was on a waiting list for my interview to be schedule. I have not heard anything from them ( today is 6/10/2017). I called them and they said that they are still working on cases submitted in July 2016. They said that there is nothing that they can do for me all that I have to do is wait but I have been waiting for 3 months already. Did anyone had to deal with this before? How long does it usually take? I am completely frustrated at this point. Please help!
  9. Hello Everyone, I am new here. I would like to ask something regarding n400 form. The part of PARENTS INFORMATION. My mom is a permanent resident and my dad is a US citizen. I want to apply for citizenship and I have a problem with my dad's A# and date when he became a citizen. He told me that he will not give his A# to me if I wont agree to sell our house. This is a family matter and I wont let him to sell our house since I am the one who's paying the rent and he doesn't treat my mom right. My problem is, is it okay to send my n400 form without my dad's A# and the date when he became a citizen? Please help me with this. I really want to apply for this since last year and this is the only problem I got with n400 form. Thanks so much for your help!
  10. Hello, I am getting ready to send my citizenship application (N400) I had few questions, please forgive me if some of these can be answered online but i couldn't find answers. thank you for any help! 1. Once I fill out my application do I mail it in inside just a regular envelope or do I need one of those large envelopes where i don't fold the application/check? 2. for the question where it says " have you ever not filed a federal or state tax since you became a permanent resident" - I did not file 2008-2010 since I was a dependent under my parents. I worked very little and made way below the requirement to file taxes according to the IRS, do I need to check "yes" and attach an explanation saying that I did not make enough money or what should I do? 3. I don't have to include my tax returns with my application do I? I was told just to bring them to the interview in case the agent wants to see them. how many years back do I need to bring? I read somewhere that it's 5 unless you are married to an american citizen which I am (been married to a US born citizen since 2015) I was able to print out a document from the IRS web site stating that I do not owe any taxes/paid my taxes and that there was no 1040 filed for me in 2014 since I made $60 that year. do I need to bring anything else for that 2014 year to prove that I did not work or just the explanation? 4. My green card expires May 2018. do you think it's enough time to get everything taken care of and get my citizenship? if my green card were to expire close to my interview what do I have to do? thanks once again!
  11. Hi All, We are getting ready to file N-400 for myself in June and we wanted to get a head start. I was going through the N-400 guides here and the required support documents seem SO much simpler than AOS/ROS stage? Since it states 'or' on the requirements, does that mean I can just submit our tax return transcripts for the past 3 years and we should be good? Or do we have to be overkill again and literally send every bank statements for each month for the past 3 years resulting to a really thick and heavy application package? Plus more proof such as leases, insurance info, Costco membership, etc. What support documents did you guys submit? Please advise. Thank you! 4. Documents referring to you and your spouse: Tax returns, bank accounts, leases, mortgages, or birth certificates of children, or Internal Revenue Service (IRS)-certified copies of the income tax forms that you both filed for the past three years, or An IRS tax return transcript for the last three years.
  12. I just applied for citizenship with a return receipt. I wanted to create a chart with the progression of my application from sending it all the way to receiving the passport. I was just wondering how I can go about creating it? I see a lot of people creating it, but I am not sure where to start. Just wanted to make sure.
  13. Hello, I am in the process of filling out my N400 and I have to provide all of my work history in the last 5 years, it says to use additional pieces of paper if needed. I need additional space to fill out all of my history so to do that do I just type it on a 8.5x11 and send it in with my application? if so, do i put it right behind the page where I am filling out my history or as a last page at the end of my application? Also, My green card is expiring in May 2018, do you guys think I will have enough time to process everything and get my citizenship approved? if not, do I need to have my green card renewed or can I go for my interview with an expired green card? everyone tells me that 11 months should be plenty of time but I just wanted to see for the peace of mind. thanks! Adrian
  14. Hi everyone, I am a U.S. citizen by birth. I adopted my Mexican wife's biological son four years into our marriage while we were all living in Mexico. The adoption took place entirely in Mexico and my son's birth certificate now has me listed as the father. My son was issued an IR2 visa, which he continues to have to this date. I would now like to secure his U.S. citizenship. Did he become a citizen upon entering the U.S.? I am unclear on whether I must apply for his certificate of citizenship by filing the N-600 (and paying the exorbitant fee of $1,170) or apply for his U.S. passport without the certificate? Due to the huge difference in price between filing the N-600 and applying for the passport, I'd much prefer the latter. Is the certificate of citizenship a necessary next step in securing my son's citizenship? Thanks for your feedback!
  15. Hello everyone. I'm looking for some help or info in regards to my situation. First some background. I was born in Brazil and adopted by US citizens in 1987 and brought to the US. In 2002 I got into legal trouble and had a detainer filed against by the then INS. The INS agent informed me that for some reason my file for citizenship that my father had filed on my behalf as his child, was not complete. He said the N900 form was missing or some form of that nature. Anyway he claimed that this meant I was not a US citizen and I was now facing deportation. Fortunately the Consulate in Brazil refused to sign off on the removal paperwork and I was never deported. Fast forward to 2013 when I find out from my father that he remembers filing the completed paperwork. He can't find the copies so we hire an attorney to file a FOIA request to USCIS for all of my immgration records. The attorney received 400 pages of paperwork on a CD with a letter stating that USCIS had found potentially matching documents in regards to the missing citizenship files...but they had sent it to the head of National Record Keeping in DC for further review!!! My father and I never heard back from NRC or USCIS and they say my FOIA has been completed. The attorney dropped off the face of the planet and has not answered my emails nor ever let me know if she ever received the files from NRC or USCIS. What do I do now? Thank you.
  16. Hi, I have a question about the form n-400 Naturalization Adjustment. I am applying for citizenship and I am a little confused about a question. It asks if I have ever failed to file taxes since I have been a lawful permenet resident. Here is my situation- taxes for 2014, husband and I owed money for that year about $2,000. For 2015 taxes, we filed for an extension but it took us longer to file them. For 2016 taxes, we did our taxes and with the money that was going to be returned, covered the taxes for 2014 that we owed and we also did 2015 taxes and we got a return. Everything is cleared up now. We don't owe the IRS anything and we have filed for all the years. What should my answer be for the question if I have ever failed to file taxes? I did fail to file for 2015 but we have taken care of it a few weeks ago. Thank you so much for your time and any information that you can provide.
  17. Hi all- i was wondering if anybody here had experienced something like this. I really need to understand better. It has been 8 years since I first got my green card. After 4 years of legal marriage I got divorced. I had a child on my own before marriage she was 2y/o when I first got married. About 3 years later I found out that my (now) ex husband was having an affair. We separated from each other. Then I tried to give another chance to my ex ex husband (father of my first child) and accidentally got pregnant of my second child. I was not legally divorced yet but separated. Its documented that my second child was born on March/13 and that I signed the divorce letter on July/14. That being said I went to my naturalization interview last week. Passed the American History test but the officer spent almost 1 hour asking me questions regarding my ex husband and the time We were together. All the things that I've being trying to forget for so long. It was a mess!! I got really nervous, couldn't answer anything accurated I was worried about my knowledge on the questionnaire and never thought that they would go back and ask me things about him. Bottom of line, it seems like the officer didn't believe that my marriage was true love. She asked for more evidences regarding the time we were together. Anyway, now Inness to send 2 affidavit letters from friends that new both of us and that were witnesses in our marriage and another affidavit letter from me explaining how my youngest child was born DURING my marriage. Which means: before I've got divorced. PLEASE HELP!! How to write these letters? They gave me only 20 days to send everything. Thank you all!
  18. Hi everyone, I just passed my citizenship test yesterday everything was fine. I signed two papers I also signed on my Photographs. then I got this checked: you passed the tests of English ..... USCIS, will send you a written decision your application B) A decision cannot yet be made about your application. No idea why did I get this instead of congratulation checked. really worried about it. i singed two papers and photos, does it mean a good sign? I asked the IO why is this, she just told me after a decision is made you will get mail you. I passed, what else she need? if anything was wrong why didn't she tell me? please help me out if know anything about this kind of situation.
  19. Has anybody had naturalization interview at Louisville recently? (past 12 months or so). Wonder how long it takes receive oath letter. My brother had his interview 2 months ago and he still hasn't received his oath letter. He plans to travel outside within 2 months and he's starting to wonder if he should request for postponement (Oath). Also, is there a place to check oath schedule for Kentucky? He's been told he'll most likely have Oath in Lexington or Frankfort.
  20. About two years ago I set up a Roth IRA with my bank. Then last year as I was preparing the evidence for my I-751 application I realized that the bank representative had listed me as a US citizen on the paperwork. I had no idea that he did this and was surprised as he is well aware of my immigration status (I’ve known him for some time). I submitted the paperwork with the I-751 as it listed my husband as a beneficiary and also included a note about how I had no idea the banker did this and I attached a receipt from the bank showing how I immediately went in to have it changed. Now I am starting to prepare my N400 application and I noticed the question: 1. Have you EVER claimed to be a U.S. citizen (in writing or any other way)? 
 I am concerned about how to answer this. I have genuinely NEVER done this but I am concerned about how USCIS will react to the fact that it took me a year to notice it on the paperwork. Is this something to worry about? Thank you.
  21. Hi, My wife applied for US Citizenship (N400) in September 2016 after being GC holder for about 9 years. Her status online is still Fingerprint Scheduled - which was completed in October 2016. She is permanent residence of US, ever since she migrated to the states. Her current non-us passport has address of country of origin - India. To my surprise, recently, local authorities in India approached my parents (Who luckily happens to be in India for few months) in reference to getting Police Clearance Certificate for immigration purpose. This is extremely surprising as what may have caused USCIS/FBI Name Check process to lead all the way back to India. Needless to say, her records are clean (minor traffic violation). I certainly have faith in US Government processes but I have no idea what to expect from Indian authorities because we don't live there. anyone else who applied in last year or so has observed change in process? In my extended family almost everyone is naturalized citizen and USCIS never asked for Police Clearance Certificate. Thanks in advance, God Bless America.
  22. I thought it's beneficial if people can list their experiences with Dallas field office during their naturalization interview. Like questions asked, atmosphere or any other useful information others can use.
  23. I recently became a citizen and my wife's F2A case is currently under document review @ NVC ( scan date mid Feb). Does it make sense to upgrade my case or not without further delay? I am expecting case to completed soon and transferred to Embassy. Also, Is it required to inform NVC about citizenship asap?
  24. Good morning everyone. I’m applying for citizenship using the three year rule based on VAWA. In 3 weeks I will be able to submit the n-400 I’m doing everything myself and wanted some feedback from you guys. I’m currently working on the cover letter. I know in the cover letter I need to explain the three year rule and attach the 89 Memo . I have a record, do i need to explain in a separate letter? Do i have to submit evidence of the marriage? Could anyone share their timeline? Or maybe their cover letter? I can’t afford a lawyer and I’m nervous I’m going to miss something.
  25. After going through many informative websites about a possible expedited naturalization for military spouse, I finally decided to go to the immigration counselor residing on post. And I feel like she gave me an advice that is completely different than what I read on VJ and USCIS websites. Those are websites I'm talking about: https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/HTML/PolicyManual-Volume12-PartG-Chapter4.html and https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/HTML/PolicyManual-Volume12-PartG-Chapter5.html First what the immigration advisor told me today: I'm not eligible for the expedited naturalization. I have to first remove conditions on my green card, wait a year and then (based on the 3 year rule) file for naturalization. What websites says: Sure I can file for expedite naturalization anytime as long as I have military orders for my husband and me and I don't even have to do RoC. (A spouse of a U.S. citizen employed abroad based on authorized employment is not required to have any specific period of residence or physical presence in order to naturalize. [9] Consequently, a CPR spouse is not required to file the petition to remove conditions if the spouse files his or her naturalization application before he or she reaches the 90-day filing period to remove the conditions on residence. [10] A CPR spouse of a U.S. citizen employed abroad may naturalize without filing a petition to remove conditions if: •The CPR spouse has been a CPR for less than one year and nine months; and •The CPR spouse does not reach the 90-day filing period for the petition to remove conditions prior to the final adjudication of his or her naturalization application or the time of the Oath of Allegiance. [11] ) I'm genuinely confused. We are PCSing to Germany either March or July (depending on our expedite request). My conditional green card expires in September. I know that this summer is when my 90 day RoC window opens. What I'd like to do (if possible) is apply for naturalization maybe before we go to Germany or as soon as we get there, without the need of going through the RoC. I'd really like for someone who went through the expedite process to advise me on what to do here. Am I eligible? When can I file? Was the immigration advisor right or are USCIS websites right? Thank you in advance.