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Hi all,

I have a interview scheduled at the end of August. I apply base on being LPR for 5 years. I have been previously married to the USC. I became LPR since 05. I married in 03 and was divorced in 08. On the n400 form i checked divorced. My question here; what are the chances to be asked of our marriage and the reason of divorce.

Is there anybody who was in the situation like that or similar?

Thanks

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Hi all,

I have a interview scheduled at the end of August. I apply base on being LPR for 5 years. I have been previously married to the USC. I became LPR since 05. I married in 03 and was divorced in 08. On the n400 form i checked divorced. My question here; what are the chances to be asked of our marriage and the reason of divorce.

Is there anybody who was in the situation like that or similar?

Thanks

To my understanding, when applying based on 5 years, marriage, divorce or anything related to that is no longer an issue. You qualify based on living in the US for a period of time they assigned. If the IO wants to ask, it will not be questions to base your eligibility for naturalization.

Most probably the IO will go over the application and make sure everything you answered is correct by verifying what you say with what you wrote. They will also make sure that since you applied for naturalization nothing major changes (such as arrests, DUIs, travel, etc...). Then they will proceed with the civics, written and oral exams and you should be out of there in no time.

Cheers!


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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Thanks bunch, i was just wondering how i should prepare myself...Read some posts here about people being question about their marriages...to verify if the marriage is/was legit?

No major changes for me....Also i read here too that some will not get "congratulations" right away but have to wait till the case is verified....what does it mean..? They were ok'ed on civil test but didn't get approval yet?

To my understanding, when applying based on 5 years, marriage, divorce or anything related to that is no longer an issue. You qualify based on living in the US for a period of time they assigned. If the IO wants to ask, it will not be questions to base your eligibility for naturalization.

Most probably the IO will go over the application and make sure everything you answered is correct by verifying what you say with what you wrote. They will also make sure that since you applied for naturalization nothing major changes (such as arrests, DUIs, travel, etc...). Then they will proceed with the civics, written and oral exams and you should be out of there in no time.

Cheers!

I did submitted it with N400 even they didnt ask...and will take with me 2...thanks for a hint

Don't forget to include divorce decree - they will definitely ask for it.

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Max,

if you are applying based on being a LPR for 5 years, your marriage and divorces are not relevant anymore. The marriage is needed as a QUALIFIER for an applicant who's only a LPR for 3 years. You are beyond that point, so there was no need to include it with your application.


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Your chances to be asked about a previous marriage are NONE, I was in your choes, I had my interview tuesday, my interview took less than 10 mins and I was approved. dont stress your self much about that just review the question and you will be fine GOOD LUCK

sorry I meant shoes lol

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Can you write up how your interview went and where it was?

When did you get divorce? Did you fill out "divorce" on N400 and while interview the IO didnt ask about it? Did you bring a divorce decree?

Thanks

Your chances to be asked about a previous marriage are NONE, I was in your choes, I had my interview tuesday, my interview took less than 10 mins and I was approved. dont stress your self much about that just review the question and you will be fine GOOD LUCK

sorry I meant shoes lol

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Anyone with the 5 year Interview experience? Share please...

I search the forum but there is not too much of the info. Majority is about 3 yr...

Thx

Can you write up how your interview went and where it was?

When did you get divorce? Did you fill out "divorce" on N400 and while interview the IO didnt ask about it? Did you bring a divorce decree?

Thanks

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This post, from above, is operative:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/265181-n400-based-on-5-year-rule/?p=4066098

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Five-year-old thread is now closed to further comments.


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