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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. Let's start this thread guys! N-400: Septermber 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 thepeeeeej.......|10/30/12|09/05|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|Los Angeles, CA..|NBC ================================== 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 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.
  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. 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
  5. Hi there, I am sending my N400 application in tomorrow to the Arizona lockbox...can't wait to finish the last stage of my journey here on VJ!
  6. I DID NOT REGISTER FOR SELECTIVE SERVICE B/W 18 TO 25 OF AGE. I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THAT. NOW I AM 30 YEARS AND 8MONTHS, WILL TURN 31 IN JAN. SHOULD I APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP NOW BECAUSE AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEW, I WILL BE OVER 31. WHAT WOULD YOU GUYS SUGGEST AND WHAT SHOULD GIVE ANSWER OF THAT QUESTION IN N-400 OR LEAVE IT BLANK?
  7. 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.
  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. I opened this topic for me and people who got stuck/ delayed in FBI Background / Name check. Our cases don't move or be updated as regular schedule. If your 3th or 5th aniversary passed and your case status has not turned into "in-line", you are in the right place to discuss. For people who filed early, you should be put in-line exactly a month (or couple days after) before your aniversary. If not, it means you are also being stuck in Name check. Lets discuss about this if you are one of us. Put your timeline here so others can see. GC:________03/27/2012 N-400 sent:__12/27 Finger Prints:_01/30 USCIS Office: Washington Field Office. I filed N-400 early and had finger prints on 01/30. As usual, they should put me in-line on 02/27 but so far I have not heard any things from USCIS. I start freaking out now. I saw some people got stuck in name check for years and they had to filed lawsuit against USCIS and FBI to resolve the issue. I don't know why it happened to me. I have no criminal record. I filed and paid taxes every year on time. I don't owe money. I have a very good credit score. I work in government office. I'm Asian with a rare name... All of those, but I still got stuck!??? Are there anyone here on the same boat?
  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. I am having a really hard time finding any N-400 filers / timelines for Hartford,CT. Any of you out there ? I am a March 2017 Filer - Been in line for interview since April 12 with no movement since. They are currently processing September 2016 cases per their reported times. Please share your experience / timeline - I am at my wit's end with this wait
  13. I am in the process of filing N-400 for myself and came across a question whether I meet the 3 months local residence requirement. I am a student at a university where I am filing, and I live in a dorm. I lived in different dorms for last 2 years, and I took trips to Korea every summer, including the recent 100-days trip that I got back from on August 19th. Do I meet the 3 months local residence requirement? USCIS website says, "In general, an applicant for naturalization must file his or her application for naturalization with the state or service district that has jurisdiction over his or her place of residence. The applicant must have resided in that location for at least three months prior to filing." I am not sure if this means a continuous residency of 3 months. I have definitely lived here for more than 3 months but I was not physically here for the LAST 3 months.
  14. 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
  15. 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?
  16. 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!
  17. As I prepare our N-400 Naturalization application based on the three-year rule, I'm wondering about the frequency of evidence I should provide. For the I-751 Removal of Conditions evidence, I included monthly statements of the two years since receiving the conditional green card, but nothing from the earlier period of post-marriage and pre-green card. For the naturalization evidence, I'll happily include monthly evidence for everything after the RoC application--that's a year's worth of monthly statements. Should I include quarterly billing statements for the two years before that? Obviously that was included in the RoC application, so I'm wondering if it is indeed necessary and how much is enough if so. The VisaJourney guide doesn't specify so I'd appreciate your thoughts. Thanks!
  18. I am married to US citizen from 2014. Filed to remove condition on March 2016. Received REF on March 2017 (Not enough joint financial documents) Responded to REF April 2017. Got I-551 stamp May 2017. Contacted USCIS to follow up and was told the case has been transferred to local office. I guess it means we will be asked for an interview. Filed for N-400 to expedite the interview on August 2017. Now, US citizen spouse is asking for divorce!! I am waiting for possible interview letter and any day I might get the interview scheduled. She is pushing me to get mutual divorce since it is faster. otherwise the divorce will take over a year since we must spend 1 year separated before filing. Now I am stuck with her wanting divorce and I do not know to agree to get mutual divorce or let her file herself and go through this long divorce process.· If she files for divorce by herself, It will take over a year and half. What will happen to my status with 2 pending immigration cases and pending divorce decree?· How about I agree to get mutual divorce. Then what should I do with my pending I-751 and N-400? Should I go to interview? Will I get into trouble to get mutual divorce?
  19. Has anyone actually had their ROC and N-400 adjudicated at the same time? I've seen people say they've been told it will happen...but does it actually happen that way? My wife's ROC is now 14 months old (June 20, 2016) and her N-400 was filed in June 2017. We had an Infopass appointment today to get a stamp in her passport since her one year extension expires on September 12th, 2017. In the course of the conversation, we were told that her N-400 would be adjudicated before the I-751. I find it hard to believe that they will simply let the ROC linger until Jan or Feb of next year while the N-400 proceeds.
  20. Question 12.7.A of the naturalization form n-400 asks: 'Have you EVER not filed a Federal, state, or local tax return since you became a LPR?' This is a particularly confusing question in such form. The most common advice I've seen in the on-line forums for someone who was not required to file a tax return is to answer 'Yes' and attach proof of not being required to file. However, almost all answers consider only the Federal part of the question. I want to ask about the state part. I have filed my Federal returns every single year, but some years I have lived in Texas where one is not required to file the state tax return. Should I answer 'Yes' to question 12.7.A? I'm concerned with unnecessarily raising a red flag. I think this should be a common case, considering all the people living in states without income tax return. I'm reposting this question in hope of getting a second opinion. Would anybody please share his/her experience answering this question on the form or during the interview? Thanks in advance
  21. 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!
  22. Part 12.7.A 'Have you EVER not filed a Federal, state, or local tax return since you became a LPR?' This is a particularly confusing question in the form n-400. The most common advice I've seen in the on-line forums for someone who was not required to file a tax return is to answer 'Yes' and attach proof of not being required to file. However, almost all answers consider only the Federal part of the question. I want to ask about the state part. I have filed my Federal returns every year, but some years I have lived in Texas where one is not required to file the state tax return. Should I answer 'Yes' to question 12.7.A? I'm concerned with unnecessarily raising a red flag.
  23. Hi everyone - I am in need of your advice! My husband is a UK citizen and previous GC holder and I'm a US citizen. We have 2 kids (UK/US citizens) and we are trying to figure out what to do to get my husband into the US, preferably by applying for citizenship via N-400. Our story is a big long so i'll summarize in bullet points... Husband and I meet abroad (teaching English in S. Korea) Husband and I get married in US in 2007 (applied for GC via fiancee visa) Husband and I lived in US until 2010 (three full years) then moved back to S. Korea to teach English Lived in S. Korea for 6 years (had 2 kids there) Husband abandoned GC in 2015: he used to travel to the US for a week every year to try to maintain residency but was told by an immigration officer that he couldn't do that and needed to abandon.....REGRET!!! Moved to UK (I went on VWP on 2 6 month long trips only to find out I'm only allowed to be in UK 6 months out of 12 months) I came back to US with 2 kids since I can't go back to the UK again... Applied for another GC for husband in Oct. 2016 (just petition approved) but randomly spoke with someone who told me he should apply for citizenship... So, would my husband be eligible to apply for US citizenship? We've been married for 10 years, we have been paying joint taxes even while abroad and have bank statements/insurance sent to an address in the US. I feel so overwhelmed and confused...I just applied for a UK spousal visa but was told it could take 3-4 months....might ask for a refund if this route is possible...
  24. 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 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].