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OK I am confused ... what exactly is this mysterious yellow letter? Why do some people seem to get it and others don't? Does it depend on whether one files under the 3-year rule or 5-year rule? And why is there not a column for the yellow letter in the monthly VJ timelines?

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The yellow letter is given to some applicants based on the information applicants provide in their N-400. Each N-400 case is unique that may or may not generate a yellow letter. For example, an applicant applying under the 5-year rule, who has never been married may or may not get a yellow letter. As another example, an applicant may get a yellow letter asking for any paperwork, (such as certified copy of the disposition) on the outcome of the applicant's criminal case if they indicated an ongoing criminal case at the time of application. Each N-400 case is unique, so it's hard to predict who will get it or who will not. Any thing on the N-400 can generate a yellow letter.

Yellow letters offer examples of documentation to bring at the time of interview. The IO may or may not ask to see the documentation listed on your yellow letter. So the yellow letter serves as a guide for the applicant. There's nothing to be scared of if you're well prepared.


 

 



07/09/2008: F-1 Interview - Successful
05/01/2013: (L) Married (L)

AOS from F-1:
07/09/2013: AOS package (I-130/I-485/I-756/I-131) fedexed
09/25/2013: AOS Interview with my husband at Milwaukee, WI
03/03/2014: AOS Approved

I-751 Removal of Conditions:

11/13/2015: Received reminder notice dated 11/08 from USCIS to apply for ROC
Day 00 - 12/04/2015: Mailed I-751 package to CSC via USPS Priority Mail
Day 03 - 12/07/2015: I-751 package delivered
Day 05 - 12/09/2015: Check cashed
Day 07 - 12/11/2015: NOA1 received dated 12/07/15
Day 22 - 12/26/2015: Biometric appointment notice received dated 12/19/15
Day 35 - 01/08/2016: Biometric appointment

Day 235 - 07/26/2016: Approved (E-notification of Card Production)

Day 238 - 07/29/2016: Status changed to 'Card Was Mailed to Me'

Day 241 - 08/01/2016: CSC returned original docs that were submitted at the time of application.

Day 241 - 08/01/2016: New status update 'Card was picked up by the United States Postal Service' Priority Mail 2-Day with tracking number provided.

Day 243 - 08/03/2016: Received 10 year Green Card

Day 255 - 08/15/2016: Received NOA2 with approval dated 07/26/2016

Click here for a sample of my cover letter, list of evidence, package assembly & shipping box

Click here for a sample of my I-751 notarized affidavit from a friend

 

 

N-400 Naturalization:

12/03/2016: Eligible

Day 00: 12/12/2016 Mailed N-400 to Phoenix, AZ lockbox via USPS Priority Express

Day 01: 12/13/2016 N-400 application delivered

Day 03: 12/15/2016 Credit card charged

Day 07: 12/19/2016 Text & e-mail notification received with a NBC receipt #

Day 11: 12/23/2016 NOA received via mail with priority date 12/13/16

Day 16: 12/28/2016 Received E-mail notification reg. biometrics scheduling

Day 19: 12/31/2016 Received Biometric notice via mail with notice date 12/24/2016

Day 32: 01/13/2017 Biometric appointment

Day 53: 02/03/2017 Received e-mail notification stating I am "in line" for interview scheduling

Day 144: 05/05/2017 Filed an e-request that interview notice was not yet mailed to me

Day 148: 05/09/2017 Received e-mail notification that interview has been scheduled after being in line for 95 days

Day 151: 05/12/2017 Received N-400 Interview notice via USPS

Day 183: 06/13/2017 N-400 Interview at USCIS Milwaukee, WI field office (Approved!) ***To read about my interview experience, click here***

Day 192: 06/22/2017 Received e-mail notification stating I am placed in line for oath ceremony

Day 206: 07/06/2017 Received e-mail notification stating oath ceremony notice was mailed

Day 210: 07/10/2017 Received oath ceremony notice (N-445) via USPS

Day 227: 07/27/2017 Oath Ceremony at Milwaukee, WI!

Dual citizen (France & U.S.A) / OCI card holder

 

Day 00: 07/27/2017 U.S. passport application at Milwaukee, WI (routine processing)

Day 05: 08/01/2017 Passport application locator number provided

Day 06: 08/02/2017 Checks cashed

Day 12: 08/08/2017 Received 2 e-mails stating that passport processing is over and it has been mailed with tracking # provided

Day 15: 08/11/2017 Received passport book via Priority Mail

Day 18: 08/14/2017 Received passport card via First Class Mail

Day 22: 08/18/2017 Received naturalization certificate back via Priority Mail / Updated citizenship status with SSA
 

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We got the yellow letter and the only thing it was asking for was to bring the drivers license. I guess it is probably different among the field offices if they send one. As far as I know everybody who belongs to the NYC office is getting one.

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Yes, most people get them, but just as was fore gone said, it's like a guide as to what you should take to the interview and what's not necessary to take. Eg. If you marked that you were sited, but all are plain traffic thickets, not $500 or more, then you don't need to carry proof of those thickets.

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Yes, most people get them, but just as was fore gone said, it's like a guide as to what you should take to the interview and what's not necessary to take. Eg. If you marked that you were sited, but all are plain traffic thickets, not $500 or more, then you don't need to carry proof of those thickets.

Correction -- you are not required to show proof of PAYMENT of traffic tickets resulting in a fine of less than $500, but the IO may still request proof of DISPOSITION of the citation. Two very different things so please take your time to go through this site. There are some very good threads discussing speeding tickets.

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