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Hi, I have been eligible to file for naturalization since December. I finally decided to file. My question is what documents did you guys send? When I filed the remove conditions, I sent a ton of documents! But I heard with N400, you don't need to send as much as with removing conditions.

I read somewhere on here, where someone filed with only N400, Copy of Green Card and Marriage Cert. he got a letter to bring additional documents to Interview (same letter everyone gets).

So what are the documents that MUST accompany application?


I-751

Been a Conditional Resident Since March, 2007

03/09/2009 - Used USPS Express Overnight Mail to mail my package to VSC

03/11/2009 - USPS Confirms delivery of my package to VSC, Signed by D Renault

03/12/2009 - Notice of Receipt Date

03/14/2009 - 2 Yr Conditional Green Card Expired - Waiting for NOA with One Year Extension

03/21/2009 - Received Notice in Mail with One Year Extension

03/25/2009 - Biometrics Notice Date

03/30/2009 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice for 04/08/2009

04/08/2009 - Completed Biometrics

04/09/2009 - Touched............Now the wait begins..........Still waiting.....

08/21/2009 - Received letter of approval in the mail!!! Oh happy day!! Dated 08/17/2009

09/20/2009 - Received 10 Year Green Card...Woohoo!!!

12/14/2009 - Eligible to File for Naturalization

Naturalization Journey Begins:

05/14/2010 - Used USPS Express Mail to mail my package to Lewisville, TX

05/24/2010 - Notice of Receipt Date

05/26/2010 - USCIS confirms Acceptance via sms and email

06/14/2010 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice for 07/01/2010

06/29/2010 - Completed Biometrics - Walk in

08/02/2010 - Got Yellow Letter

08/09/2010 - Got Interview Letter Scheduled for 09/08/2010

09/08/2010 - Interview Date.....

09/08/2010 - Approved!!! Same Day Oath!!!!

OFFICIALLY A US CITIZEN

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Hi, I have been eligible to file for naturalization since December. I finally decided to file. My question is what documents did you guys send? When I filed the remove conditions, I sent a ton of documents! But I heard with N400, you don't need to send as much as with removing conditions.

I read somewhere on here, where someone filed with only N400, Copy of Green Card and Marriage Cert. he got a letter to bring additional documents to Interview (same letter everyone gets).

So what are the documents that MUST accompany application?

Start here... this is the Naturalization guide.... it is very informative and helpful.

http://www.uscis.gov/files/article/M-476.pdf


N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance

07/06/11 .. Check cashed

07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter

07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice

08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11

08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.

08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling

09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11

09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled

09/16/11 .. Received interview letter

10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED

10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled

10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

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On both of those guides, it says Documents referring to you and your spouse: Tax returns, bank accounts, leases, mortgages, or birth certificates of children.

Is that all you guys sent? Just those documents or did you send additional docs?


I-751

Been a Conditional Resident Since March, 2007

03/09/2009 - Used USPS Express Overnight Mail to mail my package to VSC

03/11/2009 - USPS Confirms delivery of my package to VSC, Signed by D Renault

03/12/2009 - Notice of Receipt Date

03/14/2009 - 2 Yr Conditional Green Card Expired - Waiting for NOA with One Year Extension

03/21/2009 - Received Notice in Mail with One Year Extension

03/25/2009 - Biometrics Notice Date

03/30/2009 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice for 04/08/2009

04/08/2009 - Completed Biometrics

04/09/2009 - Touched............Now the wait begins..........Still waiting.....

08/21/2009 - Received letter of approval in the mail!!! Oh happy day!! Dated 08/17/2009

09/20/2009 - Received 10 Year Green Card...Woohoo!!!

12/14/2009 - Eligible to File for Naturalization

Naturalization Journey Begins:

05/14/2010 - Used USPS Express Mail to mail my package to Lewisville, TX

05/24/2010 - Notice of Receipt Date

05/26/2010 - USCIS confirms Acceptance via sms and email

06/14/2010 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice for 07/01/2010

06/29/2010 - Completed Biometrics - Walk in

08/02/2010 - Got Yellow Letter

08/09/2010 - Got Interview Letter Scheduled for 09/08/2010

09/08/2010 - Interview Date.....

09/08/2010 - Approved!!! Same Day Oath!!!!

OFFICIALLY A US CITIZEN

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On both of those guides, it says Documents referring to you and your spouse: Tax returns, bank accounts, leases, mortgages, or birth certificates of children.

Is that all you guys sent? Just those documents or did you send additional docs?

The only documents we sent for the category of evidence with both of our names were IRS Tax Transcripts from the last three years as was detailed in the instructions. We haven't received an RFE as yet. But of course YMMV.

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I sent the absolute minimum as identified in the Guide to Naturalization - copy of the green card; tax transcripts for 3 years; copy of marriage certificate; copies of previous marriage divorce decrees , the application, the photographs and the cheque. I brought the originals of all of the above to the interview along with documents that supported our marriage being valid but they were not requested. The N-400 application doesn't get reviewed until the interview so submit the minimum and bring anything else with you to the interview - since you know you will be having one :D . This was the easiest application of all of them to file and the quickest to be processed.


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Speaking of absolute minimum, I thought I'd share what we did:

My husband & I had started his application, then finished when we had the $ to send in & somehow we didn't look through the whole guide woops! I realized we didn't send in any supporting docs & yesterday thought I'd check his status for the interview info hopefully - RFE 3/30 (never received) :huh: He received his BOA 3/31/10 letter and did his fingerprints 4/20 so I wasn't really worried about it...

Now this evenining in the mail, we just got a letter that sounds like it's the standard one, saying he should bring everything with him to the interview & DO NOT mail it. I wonder if it really mattered if we sent it in the 1st place & maybe not having it helped someone review his app a bit quicker? I'll knock on wood since it's USCIS, but our app was received 3/15 & 1st NOA was 3/19... guess this yellow letter gave me some hope back. :)

Here's hoping everyone a speedy way through this last one YEAH!

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Speaking of absolute minimum, I thought I'd share what we did:

My husband & I had started his application, then finished when we had the $ to send in & somehow we didn't look through the whole guide woops! I realized we didn't send in any supporting docs & yesterday thought I'd check his status for the interview info hopefully - RFE 3/30 (never received) :huh: He received his BOA 3/31/10 letter and did his fingerprints 4/20 so I wasn't really worried about it...

Now this evenining in the mail, we just got a letter that sounds like it's the standard one, saying he should bring everything with him to the interview & DO NOT mail it. I wonder if it really mattered if we sent it in the 1st place & maybe not having it helped someone review his app a bit quicker? I'll knock on wood since it's USCIS, but our app was received 3/15 & 1st NOA was 3/19... guess this yellow letter gave me some hope back. :)

Here's hoping everyone a speedy way through this last one YEAH!

If the letter is yellow and titled checklist that means they'll schedule him for interview soon.


Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days

6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

Naturalization Journey

3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox

3/15/2010 Check cashed

3/17/2010 NOA1

3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)

4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

6/17/2010 Interview appointment - PASSED

6/29/2010 US Citizen

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This is interesting. I have been delaying my application for weeks trying to make sure I gather enough supporting documents when I could have filed a while back. Thanks for the information. I will go ahead and mail my package. I assumed I had to have EVERYTHING similar to removing conditions when I mail my package. Thanks guys, will keep you updated on how things go!! good.gif


I-751

Been a Conditional Resident Since March, 2007

03/09/2009 - Used USPS Express Overnight Mail to mail my package to VSC

03/11/2009 - USPS Confirms delivery of my package to VSC, Signed by D Renault

03/12/2009 - Notice of Receipt Date

03/14/2009 - 2 Yr Conditional Green Card Expired - Waiting for NOA with One Year Extension

03/21/2009 - Received Notice in Mail with One Year Extension

03/25/2009 - Biometrics Notice Date

03/30/2009 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice for 04/08/2009

04/08/2009 - Completed Biometrics

04/09/2009 - Touched............Now the wait begins..........Still waiting.....

08/21/2009 - Received letter of approval in the mail!!! Oh happy day!! Dated 08/17/2009

09/20/2009 - Received 10 Year Green Card...Woohoo!!!

12/14/2009 - Eligible to File for Naturalization

Naturalization Journey Begins:

05/14/2010 - Used USPS Express Mail to mail my package to Lewisville, TX

05/24/2010 - Notice of Receipt Date

05/26/2010 - USCIS confirms Acceptance via sms and email

06/14/2010 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice for 07/01/2010

06/29/2010 - Completed Biometrics - Walk in

08/02/2010 - Got Yellow Letter

08/09/2010 - Got Interview Letter Scheduled for 09/08/2010

09/08/2010 - Interview Date.....

09/08/2010 - Approved!!! Same Day Oath!!!!

OFFICIALLY A US CITIZEN

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