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Hey All,

So, I am a lawful permanent resident and I met all the requirements to apply for citizenship. I live in Fort Myers, Florida now but I am moving to New York in June for a new job. My question is; should I send N400 application before I move to New York or should I wait? in case I send it now, I think I can do biometrics appointment here in florida and then wait for the interview. I know that interview appointment usually takes 4-5 months and at that point I would have moved to New York. I will change my address right after I settle down in New York.

I read here at this forum a lot of people advising NOT to apply if you are moving cuz it would take longer. How much longer? because if I wait till I move to New York and meet the 3 months of residency of the state of application it would be 5-6 months extra! I need to apply as soon as possible because I want to bring my fiancee to the US.

I appreciate the help.

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if I were in your show, I would apply now. Moving in the middile of The process would cause delay between 2 to 3 months, depending at what stage you are in the process. Worst case scenario , you will still be naturalized faster than waiting to move to NY, and apply from there


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Hey All,

So, I am a lawful permanent resident and I met all the requirements to apply for citizenship. I live in Fort Myers, Florida now but I am moving to New York in June for a new job. My question is; should I send N400 application before I move to New York or should I wait? in case I send it now, I think I can do biometrics appointment here in florida and then wait for the interview. I know that interview appointment usually takes 4-5 months and at that point I would have moved to New York. I will change my address right after I settle down in New York.

I read here at this forum a lot of people advising NOT to apply if you are moving cuz it would take longer. How much longer? because if I wait till I move to New York and meet the 3 months of residency of the state of application it would be 5-6 months extra! I need to apply as soon as possible because I want to bring my fiancee to the US.

I appreciate the help.

you have to be living in the district where you live for at least 3 months. If you apply now and move you will get denied even if you proved that you deserve it. Move, live there for 3 months and than apply, safest way possible. $680 is not little to just waist it.

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you have to be living in the district where you live for at least 3 months. If you apply now and move you will get denied even if you proved that you deserve it. Move, live there for 3 months and than apply, safest way possible. $680 is not little to just waist it.

That's not true. He needs to live in the district before he filed , but once he files he can move with no issues


AOS

day 1 -- 04/11/2012-- package sent to Chicago

day 2 -- 04/12/2012-- package was received.

day 43-- 05/23/2012-- Notice for an interview is received for 06/26 @ 2pm

day 63-- 06/12/2012-- Received a Text & email for an update- Card production EAD/AP

day 77-- 06/26/2012-- interview / approved on the spot.

day 86-- 07/05/2012-- Received my GC in the mail.

ROC

day 1 -- 04/07/2014 -- ROC Package delivered to VSC

day 16 -- 04/23/2014 -- Walk-in Bio.

day 197 -- 10/20/2014-- Approval Letter received dated 10/16/2014

day 202 -- 10/25/2014-- GC received

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i would suggest, wait till you get your citizenship then move... You can move now and apply after 3 months... DO NOT TRANSFER YOUR CASE. It will cause very long delay.

I agree. There's nothing wrong with a applyying and then moving (the 90 day rule only applies to the time before he will file), but I've read a lot of stories about files being lost and not being transferred and personally I would prefer to wait rather than deal with all of that.

There's no right or wrong answer to your question It's just personal preference.

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For a review of each step of my N-400 naturalization process, from application to oath ceremony, please click here.

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That's not true. He needs to live in the district before he filed , but once he files he can move with no issues

thats what I told him he had to live in the district for 3 months before he file, one of the requirements by USCIS.

http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Resources/Citizenship%20&%20Naturalization%20Based%20Resources/A%20Guide%20to%20Naturalization/PDFs/M-480.pdf

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thats what I told him he had to live in the district for 3 months before he file, one of the requirements by USCIS.

http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Resources/Citizenship%20&%20Naturalization%20Based%20Resources/A%20Guide%20to%20Naturalization/PDFs/M-480.pdf

But you indicated that if they applied now and then moved that they would be denied. That doesn't seem to be the case.

" If you apply now and move you will get denied even if you proved that you deserve it. Move, live there for 3 months and than apply, safest way possible."

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But you indicated that if they applied now and then moved that they would be denied. That doesn't seem to be the case.

" If you apply now and move you will get denied even if you proved that you deserve it. Move, live there for 3 months and than apply, safest way possible."

Just to clear up any confusion: you have to live in the state for three months before applying, not before your interview. If you live in a state for more than three months and you apply and then you move then you are technically fine. The only problem is that there are often delays and mistakes and transfering files.


For a review of each step of my N-400 naturalization process, from application to oath ceremony, please click here.

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Thank you all for the help. I will wait till I move to NY then apply after three months. I guess that makes more sense.

Get a an NY drivers license or ID card as soon as you can so you have proof of residency.


For a review of each step of my N-400 naturalization process, from application to oath ceremony, please click here.

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