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I file my N400 next week.

I did my N400 work 4 months ago and I check it every week to see if I can find an error.

I smugly sealed the envelope last week and declared it a 'shark'. The shark stopped evolving 6 million years ago when it became perfect.

Today I have torn it open twice already !

First change was to enter my one speed ticket 2.5 years old $113 - fine paid same day.

I read the instructions as saying no need to report traffic tickets but learned on VJ today they must be reported on the N400 - it's just that no documents need to be sent.

Sealed it all up again

Then I read about the 3 years continuous living with spouse on the day of the application - and realised we entered the USA 2 years 9 months since. Most people do adjustment of status from K1 etc so I was blind sided as we had lived in the UK. I hurriedly amended my 'NOTES' sheet and included a copy of her UK green card which started a year before we came to Florida on the US GC

Sealed it up again.

I only have 2 envelopes left so I hope that is it !

I am filing 88 days prior to my 3 year GC commencement anniversary so hopefully that will be ok

But this post is just to remind everyone to sit down very quietly and mull over the application line by line and think what else could possibly be needed.

Don't seal it.

Read it all again a week before and read this forum on VJ - you will be amazed at what can go wrong

Then file it and forget it.

PS Without VJ I would never have got to first base. Bloody immigration lawyers just make the file worse - I know !

Edited by saywhat

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HAHAHAHAHAHA

USCIS Blues lol


Removing Conditions

07/31/2010 - Filed for Removal of Conditions (I-751)

08/02/2010 - ROC Packet received

08/03/2010 - NOA notice date for I-751

08/05/2010 - Check cashed

08/07/2010 - NOA received for I-751

08/13/2010 - Biometrics appointment letter received

09/01/2010 - Biometrics taken

09/01/2010 - Case status appears online

11/08/2010 - Card production ordered

11/13/2010 - I-751 Approval Letter received

11/19/2010 - Green Card received in the mail

Citizenship

08/01/2011 - Filed for Citizenship (N-400)

08/03/2011 - N400 Packet received

08/05/2011 - Received email/text confirming application receipt

08/08/2011 - Check cashed

08/09/2011 - Biometrics notice sent

08/12/2011 - NOA received for N400

08/12/2011 - Biometrics appointment letter received

08/29/2011 - Biometrics taken

08/31/2011 - Case Status Notification: Placed in line for interview scheduling

10/11/2011 - Received yellow letter

01/11/2012 - Interview letter sent

01/17/2012 - Interview letter received

02/16/2012 - Interview & received Oath letter

03/06/2012 - Oath ceremony

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Tell me about it! :rofl:

I did our application months ahead of time also, and kept checking and rechecking it. Sealed it only minutes before mailing it. Two days after mailing it, I suddenly realized an awful, terrible and totally stupid error! A BIG one. :bonk: I am only waiting in fear and shivering hoping they don't think this awful withholding of info was purposeful or includes other things that are nonexistent. :crying:

No matter how careful we think we are, something might slip past. Best thing is to have your spouse check it over too, and even someone else also!


***Nagaraju & Eileen***
K1 (Fiance Visa)
Oct 18, 2006: NOA1
Feb 8, 2007: NOA2
April 13, 2007: INTERVIEW in Chennai -Approved
May 25, 2007: USA Arrival! EAD at JFK
June 15, 2007: Married
AOS (Adjustment of Status)
June 21, 2007: AOS/EAD Submitted
Sept 18, 2007: AOS Interview - APPROVED!!
ROC (Removing of Conditions)
June 23, 2009: Sent in I-751 packet
Sept 11, 2009: APPROVED!!
Sept 18, 2009: Received 10-year Green Card!

Naturalization
July 15, 2010: Sent N-400 packet
July 23, 2010: NOA Notice date
Oct 15, 2010: Citizenship Interview - Passed!
Nov 15, 2010: Oath Ceremony in Fresno, CA
Nov 24, 2010: Did SSN and Applied for Passport
Dec 6, 2010: Passport Arrives
Dec 7, 2010: Sent for Indian Passport Surrender Certificate
Dec 27, 2010: Surrender Certificate Arrives
Jan 3, 2011: Sent for Overseas Citizenship of India Card
March 1, 2011: Received OCI card!

Divorce

Feb 2015:​ Found out he was cheating (prostitutes / escorts)

​May 2015: Divorce Final

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Good Job, I am filing next Month Insha'allah (God Willing) and i am trying to be very careful too but i got to ask u when u were talking about the Traffic ticket, Did u check Question #16 with Yes?

and i dont see in the Instruction to not tell about traffic tickets, actually it says u dont need to submit any documents, so i am confused if i should to check it with Yes or No. some peopel say yes and the other say no, and we lost in between lol

Thanks alot.

Edited by Sand

بســــم اللـــــه الــــرحمـن الــــرحــــيم

My N-400 timeline, I hope it will help - Local Office (Chula Vista Field Office - San Diego)

10/01/2010: Application was sent.

10/04/2010: Application was received.

10/06/2010: Email received "Application has been received" & Noticed Date.

10/07/2010: "Touch"

10/08/2010: "Touch" & Check was Cashed

10/09/2010: NOA1 Received via mail.

10/22/2010: Status Changed Online "Request for evidence" It was for Biometrics.

10/25/2010: Request for evidence recieved "Biometrics Notice".

11/18/2010: Biometrics date ==> 11:00AM. Biometrics was taken On time.

12/03/2010: "Yellow Letter" Received.

12/06/2010: "Touch" Case Moved to "Testing and Interview".

12/08/2010: Interview Letter received via mail.

01/13/2011: Interview Date. Done, " Thanks To ALLAH, I Passed the Test.

01/18/2011: Oath Letter was Sent.

01/20/2011: Oath Letter Recieved via mail.

01/28/2011: Oath Date. ==> Done, I am a U.S. Citizen

01/31/2011: Applied for a U.S. Passport Book, And, U.S. Passport Card.

02/25/2011: Passport Book's Received.

02/26/2011: Passport Card's Received.

02/28/2011: Certificate Of Naturalization's Returned.

Game Over.

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While the computer screen looks perfect, can always find errors after printing it out, but may have to go through a ream of paper first. Swore I didn't check that box on the screen or did type in an N/A.

When we thought we had it perfect sealed it and mailed it off. A week later, realized my kids are my wife's step kids, only listed hers. Then a debate occurred, do we resubmit the entire corrected form, or just that sheet with the omission. Elected to just send the correct sheet, as the last page has the date and the signature so sent that off with a letter of apology. We used a paper clip on the form. At my wife's interview, her IO pointed out they received the corrected sheet and inserted tearing up the original one, and thanked my wife for doing so. So all went well.

Only question that was debated was how many days where you out of the country in the last five years. My attorney recommended we put in the actual number of days, was over 400. Her IO didn't like that, scratched that off and put in the total number of days listed in the table of trips outside the USA for over 24 hours. My wife could only respond, why did they ask the number of days for the last five years?

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When we filed all of the previous packages, I put them together, but this time, for the N400, I taught Abdel how to do it. I briefly glanced over everything to make sure it was all there, then he mailed it. The next day I found the copy of our marriage license that I had made at work, still in my bag. We had forgotten to include it in the package. It was listed in the cover letter, but wasn't behind it.

I was really worried and even took the original with us when we went to his biometrics, to see if they wanted to make a copy there to add to his file. The gentleman who processed us there said to not worry, just take a copy to the interview. Sure enough, a few weeks later we got a letter telling us that it was missing from the file, please bring it to the interview.

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Good Job, I am filing next Month Insha'allah (God Willing) and i am trying to be very careful too but i got to ask u when u were talking about the Traffic ticket, Did u check Question #16 with Yes?

and i dont see in the Instruction to not tell about traffic tickets, actually it says u dont need to submit any documents, so i am confused if i should to check it with Yes or No. some peopel say yes and the other say no, and we lost in between lol

Thanks alot.

yes you need to tick 'yes' in the box and then fill the details in on the first line of the table below it.

I put 'speed ticket' for the offense - <date> <place> and then in result I put 'fine $113 paid same day'

They are more worried about whether you paid, so make sure the 'paid date' is entered if you know it - being a dodgy payer and evasive is more indicative of bad character than the ticket which is nothing... if you dont know the paid date dont worry - just put 'paid'

I actually keep my fine receipt in my wallet in case they didn't enter it on the record and some smokey wants to put me in hand and ankle and waist chains and throw me in a cage full of violent homosexuals. Welcome to America

Edited by saywhat

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I file my N400 next week.

I did my N400 work 4 months ago and I check it every week to see if I can find an error.

I smugly sealed the envelope last week and declared it a 'shark'. The shark stopped evolving 6 million years ago when it became perfect.

Today I have torn it open twice already !

First change was to enter my one speed ticket 2.5 years old $113 - fine paid same day.

I read the instructions as saying no need to report traffic tickets but learned on VJ today they must be reported on the N400 - it's just that no documents need to be sent.

Sealed it all up again

Then I read about the 3 years continuous living with spouse on the day of the application - and realised we entered the USA 2 years 9 months since. Most people do adjustment of status from K1 etc so I was blind sided as we had lived in the UK. I hurriedly amended my 'NOTES' sheet and included a copy of her UK green card which started a year before we came to Florida on the US GC

Sealed it up again.

I only have 2 envelopes left so I hope that is it !

I am filing 88 days prior to my 3 year GC commencement anniversary so hopefully that will be ok

But this post is just to remind everyone to sit down very quietly and mull over the application line by line and think what else could possibly be needed.

Don't seal it.

Read it all again a week before and read this forum on VJ - you will be amazed at what can go wrong

Then file it and forget it.

PS Without VJ I would never have got to first base. Bloody immigration lawyers just make the file worse - I know !

My God you make me laugh!


Jo-Anne

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i did the same over and over again....

My main challenge was the Address and work history....lol

But thank God i sent it in first week in june and they never found an error,.....did my biometrics 2 wks ago..


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12/15/98- Started dating


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NOA1 Letter- 10/21/2010

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i did the same over and over again....

My main challenge was the Address and work history....lol

But thank God i sent it in first week in june and they never found an error,.....did my biometrics 2 wks ago..

so time to biometrics say 5 weeeks ?

time to bio letter 3 weeks ?

I am trying to get a UK holiday in after biometrics so I am trying to guess the date

I am going to try a walk in as soon as I get the bio letter - they can only say no...

I take comfort from the poster who said they forgot the marriage certificate and the USCIS simply said bring it to the interview

That was a rare burst of common sense so I hope it goes well


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It is great news that they accept application changes and updates at the interview! I hope all will be OK for us. I will get ready the one page we messed up on - happens to be a past address both of us totally forgot about till too late ugh.:hehe:


***Nagaraju & Eileen***
K1 (Fiance Visa)
Oct 18, 2006: NOA1
Feb 8, 2007: NOA2
April 13, 2007: INTERVIEW in Chennai -Approved
May 25, 2007: USA Arrival! EAD at JFK
June 15, 2007: Married
AOS (Adjustment of Status)
June 21, 2007: AOS/EAD Submitted
Sept 18, 2007: AOS Interview - APPROVED!!
ROC (Removing of Conditions)
June 23, 2009: Sent in I-751 packet
Sept 11, 2009: APPROVED!!
Sept 18, 2009: Received 10-year Green Card!

Naturalization
July 15, 2010: Sent N-400 packet
July 23, 2010: NOA Notice date
Oct 15, 2010: Citizenship Interview - Passed!
Nov 15, 2010: Oath Ceremony in Fresno, CA
Nov 24, 2010: Did SSN and Applied for Passport
Dec 6, 2010: Passport Arrives
Dec 7, 2010: Sent for Indian Passport Surrender Certificate
Dec 27, 2010: Surrender Certificate Arrives
Jan 3, 2011: Sent for Overseas Citizenship of India Card
March 1, 2011: Received OCI card!

Divorce

Feb 2015:​ Found out he was cheating (prostitutes / escorts)

​May 2015: Divorce Final

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