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Hello everyone -

I have not logged on to this site in such a looong time. I've been swamped at work and therefore unable to tend to this forum as I used to.

I submitted my N400 on December 14 and I just got my interview letter for February 16 (I had to do biometrics twice in January because of a problem processing my fingerprints). The interview letter came with an additional sheet listing all documents to bring. Do I really have to bring all the originals AND copies?? I submitted copies with my application already! I just find strange that I have to bring 2 passport photos, originals and copies of: my passport, husband's passport, tax transcripts, marriage certificate, etc, etc...

Is that normal? Did everyone who receive an interview letter had to bring the same stuff, or is it just me?

Thanks!

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02/2001 - Met in Europe

08/2004 - Moved to USA

08/2007 - Married in Brazil

09/2007 - Submitted AOS to VSC

12/2007 - AOS approved

09/2009 - Submitted I-751 to CSC

10/2009 - ROC approved (1 month 2 days from receipt date)

12/2010 - Submitted N400

01/2011 - Biometrics (twice)

02/2011 - Citizenship Interview and Civics Test

04/2011 - Oath Ceremony/American Citizen

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Hi, you will lose nothing by taken the Documents u were asked for. maybe they dont want them but just in case, take them now better than months delay

Good Luck


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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They just ask you to take stuff like that to show them what you copied....not all the time they ask you at interveiw for such things....but its wise to take documents just in case.

You Don't need new photos...but it won't hurt if you have got them as spares..you never know what they loose...

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We had our AOS interview at St. Paul, that IO never wanted to see any of the original documents we brought with us, thought my wifes' citizen interview would be the same, so why bother. But we dug out all the original documents anyway. And a good thing we did, wifes' IO wanted to see everyone of them comparing the copies we sent in with the originals. I gather to make sure we didn't modify our copies.

So the only answer I can give, it depends on your IO.

To be nice, twice I made crystal clear copies of documents for the SSA, and the person I talked to highly appreciated my efforts, the last time, that person wouldn't accept my copies, wanted the originals and made copies with black streaks all over them. Refused my crystal clear copies and use that instead. So go figure, of course I brought alone the originals so they could compare the copies were not modified in any way. You would an idiot to do that. But again it depends upon the person you are dealing with, some must be paranoid.

Make darn sure you leave with all of your original documents, wifes' IO wanted to keep some of the originals, wife had enough sense to say, NO!

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Thanks everyone!

I will definitely not let them keep any original. I find it amazing that they even tried to keep the originals.

Make darn sure you leave with all of your original documents, wifes' IO wanted to keep some of the originals, wife had enough sense to say, NO!


02/2001 - Met in Europe

08/2004 - Moved to USA

08/2007 - Married in Brazil

09/2007 - Submitted AOS to VSC

12/2007 - AOS approved

09/2009 - Submitted I-751 to CSC

10/2009 - ROC approved (1 month 2 days from receipt date)

12/2010 - Submitted N400

01/2011 - Biometrics (twice)

02/2011 - Citizenship Interview and Civics Test

04/2011 - Oath Ceremony/American Citizen

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