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I got my 10 yr GC last year of October, my son came here as a K2,his GC will expire this year on October, I was thinking I will file my Naturalization asap so I don't need to apply for his GC and he would be automatic to be naturalize, my question is:

1). I will be going for a vacation by June this year for a month in the Philippines, I am hoping it doesn't affect my application?

2). Is there any necessary papers to fill up for my son so he would be included in the application? or is there any process to be done after my naturalization so he can be automatic to be a citizen also?

answers much appreciated thank you in advance


K2 ROC Time line
08/31/11 - package sent to CSC
09/02/11 - package delivered(Labor day weekend)
09/07/11 - check cashed
09/21/11 - requested NOA replacement
09/29/11 - received replacement of NOA(no NOA date)
02/03/12 - email received card production ordered!!!
02/09/12 - GC received

N-400 Time line
09/05/12 - package sent to Phoenix AZ
09/07/12 - package received
09/10/12 - NOA sent
09/11/12 - check cashed, email and text received
09/13/12 - biometrics sent
09/14/12 - received NOA(took 4 days to received!!!)
09/15/12 - biometrics letter received
09/26/12 - finger print done
09/28/12 - placed in line for an interview schedule
11/21/12 - interview scheduled
11/28/12 - received interview letter
12/26/12 - INTERVIEW DAY at 2pm
12/31/12 - scheduled for oath ceremony
01/17/13 - OATH CEREMONY

I-30 Petition for Father

6/23/16 - sent application

6/29/16 - NOA1

8/03/16 - NOA2

9/19/16 - NVC approved notice thru email

9/25/16 - AOS fee paid online

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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K-2 visa was expired the moment they enter the USA, the visa expiration has nothing to do with when to file to adjust status, remove conditions etc... It only has to do with when to enter the USA by.

If K-2 is under age 18 or so US Citizen step parent can adopt and get citizenship that way, however in either case the NON-Immigrant needs to first be an immigrant, as in (Green-Card Holder) if living here and does not have a green-card, cannot get automatic citizenship through a parent's citizenship.

K-2 needs to first adjust status and get a green-card before can become a citizen.

To answer questions:

1) No, a period less than 6 months out of USA will not effect citizenship process.

2) File an N-600 for (Green-card holding) child after naturalizing or being adopeted by US Citizen step parent, to get naturlization cert for child.


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

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My son is a GC holder now, his GC will expire on OCtober this year


K2 ROC Time line
08/31/11 - package sent to CSC
09/02/11 - package delivered(Labor day weekend)
09/07/11 - check cashed
09/21/11 - requested NOA replacement
09/29/11 - received replacement of NOA(no NOA date)
02/03/12 - email received card production ordered!!!
02/09/12 - GC received

N-400 Time line
09/05/12 - package sent to Phoenix AZ
09/07/12 - package received
09/10/12 - NOA sent
09/11/12 - check cashed, email and text received
09/13/12 - biometrics sent
09/14/12 - received NOA(took 4 days to received!!!)
09/15/12 - biometrics letter received
09/26/12 - finger print done
09/28/12 - placed in line for an interview schedule
11/21/12 - interview scheduled
11/28/12 - received interview letter
12/26/12 - INTERVIEW DAY at 2pm
12/31/12 - scheduled for oath ceremony
01/17/13 - OATH CEREMONY

I-30 Petition for Father

6/23/16 - sent application

6/29/16 - NOA1

8/03/16 - NOA2

9/19/16 - NVC approved notice thru email

9/25/16 - AOS fee paid online

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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My son is a GC holder now, his GC will expire on OCtober this year

BIG difference between a visa and a green-card. Visa is a document pasted in a passport allowing entry to the USA, K-2 is a one time entry. Green-card allows residing in the USA.


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

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Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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HE HAS GREEN CARD OK TSK TSK TSK, I APPLIED FOR HIS GC WHEN HE CAME HERE IN 2009! NEXT PERSON TO ANSWER MY QUERY PLEASE


K2 ROC Time line
08/31/11 - package sent to CSC
09/02/11 - package delivered(Labor day weekend)
09/07/11 - check cashed
09/21/11 - requested NOA replacement
09/29/11 - received replacement of NOA(no NOA date)
02/03/12 - email received card production ordered!!!
02/09/12 - GC received

N-400 Time line
09/05/12 - package sent to Phoenix AZ
09/07/12 - package received
09/10/12 - NOA sent
09/11/12 - check cashed, email and text received
09/13/12 - biometrics sent
09/14/12 - received NOA(took 4 days to received!!!)
09/15/12 - biometrics letter received
09/26/12 - finger print done
09/28/12 - placed in line for an interview schedule
11/21/12 - interview scheduled
11/28/12 - received interview letter
12/26/12 - INTERVIEW DAY at 2pm
12/31/12 - scheduled for oath ceremony
01/17/13 - OATH CEREMONY

I-30 Petition for Father

6/23/16 - sent application

6/29/16 - NOA1

8/03/16 - NOA2

9/19/16 - NVC approved notice thru email

9/25/16 - AOS fee paid online

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You can apply for citizenship 90 days before the 3rd anniversary of your green card.


Naturalization:

11/22/2010 Sent N400. Day 01

11/30/2010 Check cashed. Day 08

12/02/2010 NOA. Day 10

12/10/2010 Biometrics. Day 18

02/17/2011 Interview. Day 85

02/17/2011 Oath Ceremony. Day 85

02/18/2011 Applied for U.S. Passport Book/Card. Day 86

02/23/2011 Passport application received. Day 91

03/10/2011 Passport book received. Day 106

03/11/2011 Certificate of Naturalization returned. Day 107

03/12/2011 Passport card received. Day 108

My Immigration journey is finally over yes!!!

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If your son is under the age then he can piggy back off your application..

Take a look at the N-400 timelines, that would give you a better idea of what is what i mean timeing wise.....if you time your application correct you should be fine.

Looking at it and if i wher you i would file about a month before you take off...get your fingerprints done just before you leave,then there is a delay from fingerprints to interveiw then last oath...all in all about 4/ 5 mths from start to finish...

when you get back home there should be a interveiw letter there waiting fingers crossed.....all about timeing tho..

Good Luck :thumbs:

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If your son is under the age then he can piggy back off your application..

If I will be a citizen, there's still a need for him to apply his naturalization too? he is 10 years young


K2 ROC Time line
08/31/11 - package sent to CSC
09/02/11 - package delivered(Labor day weekend)
09/07/11 - check cashed
09/21/11 - requested NOA replacement
09/29/11 - received replacement of NOA(no NOA date)
02/03/12 - email received card production ordered!!!
02/09/12 - GC received

N-400 Time line
09/05/12 - package sent to Phoenix AZ
09/07/12 - package received
09/10/12 - NOA sent
09/11/12 - check cashed, email and text received
09/13/12 - biometrics sent
09/14/12 - received NOA(took 4 days to received!!!)
09/15/12 - biometrics letter received
09/26/12 - finger print done
09/28/12 - placed in line for an interview schedule
11/21/12 - interview scheduled
11/28/12 - received interview letter
12/26/12 - INTERVIEW DAY at 2pm
12/31/12 - scheduled for oath ceremony
01/17/13 - OATH CEREMONY

I-30 Petition for Father

6/23/16 - sent application

6/29/16 - NOA1

8/03/16 - NOA2

9/19/16 - NVC approved notice thru email

9/25/16 - AOS fee paid online

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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If I will be a citizen, there's still a need for him to apply his naturalization too? he is 10 years young

Nope, just file an N-600 for child's certificate, or you can also apply for a US passport showing basis for citizenship, (Birth cert and your naturalization cert)

OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

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Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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Nope, just file an N-600 for child's certificate, or you can also apply for a US passport showing basis for citizenship, (Birth cert and your naturalization cert)

Save your cash ....Just apply for your childs USC- PP when you apply for yours same time..no need to spend all that money if there is no need..US passport is all your son will ever need to prove he's a ucs :thumbs:

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thanks YuandDan, finally, you answered my first question, hopefully you can answer back again :)

Does it matter if I will just apply for his US passport? its cheaper, why go for N-600?


K2 ROC Time line
08/31/11 - package sent to CSC
09/02/11 - package delivered(Labor day weekend)
09/07/11 - check cashed
09/21/11 - requested NOA replacement
09/29/11 - received replacement of NOA(no NOA date)
02/03/12 - email received card production ordered!!!
02/09/12 - GC received

N-400 Time line
09/05/12 - package sent to Phoenix AZ
09/07/12 - package received
09/10/12 - NOA sent
09/11/12 - check cashed, email and text received
09/13/12 - biometrics sent
09/14/12 - received NOA(took 4 days to received!!!)
09/15/12 - biometrics letter received
09/26/12 - finger print done
09/28/12 - placed in line for an interview schedule
11/21/12 - interview scheduled
11/28/12 - received interview letter
12/26/12 - INTERVIEW DAY at 2pm
12/31/12 - scheduled for oath ceremony
01/17/13 - OATH CEREMONY

I-30 Petition for Father

6/23/16 - sent application

6/29/16 - NOA1

8/03/16 - NOA2

9/19/16 - NVC approved notice thru email

9/25/16 - AOS fee paid online

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Oh ok, got it, wohooooo thanks for all the responses! Made my day!


K2 ROC Time line
08/31/11 - package sent to CSC
09/02/11 - package delivered(Labor day weekend)
09/07/11 - check cashed
09/21/11 - requested NOA replacement
09/29/11 - received replacement of NOA(no NOA date)
02/03/12 - email received card production ordered!!!
02/09/12 - GC received

N-400 Time line
09/05/12 - package sent to Phoenix AZ
09/07/12 - package received
09/10/12 - NOA sent
09/11/12 - check cashed, email and text received
09/13/12 - biometrics sent
09/14/12 - received NOA(took 4 days to received!!!)
09/15/12 - biometrics letter received
09/26/12 - finger print done
09/28/12 - placed in line for an interview schedule
11/21/12 - interview scheduled
11/28/12 - received interview letter
12/26/12 - INTERVIEW DAY at 2pm
12/31/12 - scheduled for oath ceremony
01/17/13 - OATH CEREMONY

I-30 Petition for Father

6/23/16 - sent application

6/29/16 - NOA1

8/03/16 - NOA2

9/19/16 - NVC approved notice thru email

9/25/16 - AOS fee paid online

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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thanks YuandDan, finally, you answered my first question, hopefully you can answer back again :)

Does it matter if I will just apply for his US passport? its cheaper, why go for N-600?

Nigel answered that.

Yes, can simply apply for passport as proof of citizenship. Son/Daughter can always file an N-600 for a cert if it is ever needed in the future.


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

1428954228.1592.1755425389.png

CHIN0001_zps9c01d045.gifCHIN0100_zps02549215.gifTAIW0001_zps9a9075f1.gifVIET0001_zps0a49d4a7.gif

Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I got my 10 yr GC last year of October, my son came here as a K2,his GC will expire this year on October, I was thinking I will file my Naturalization asap so I don't need to apply for his GC and he would be automatic to be naturalize, my question is:

1). I will be going for a vacation by June this year for a month in the Philippines, I am hoping it doesn't affect my application?

2). Is there any necessary papers to fill up for my son so he would be included in the application? or is there any process to be done after my naturalization so he can be automatic to be a citizen also?

answers much appreciated thank you in advance

You are correct that he will derive Citizenship through you. He will derive this citizenship only after you have obtained your citizenship through naturalization. Read the instructions for filing N-600 on the USCIS Website. You must file on the kids behalf separately.


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Oh ok, got it, wohooooo thanks for all the responses! Made my day!

I would say that u just have you GC last October if you obtain your GC by US citizen.. you should w8 3yrs prior to be eligible to apply for Naturalization. Speaking about your Child Status his GC will going to end Soon.If his/her under costudy on His lastname(2NDfather) which is your US citizen spouse

and the child were under 18 yrs of age Regardless of money matter I prefer apply a Passport Card for her/him but You must be A US citizen. what they need is Proof of Parent's Citizenship certificate and your child GC and Birth certificate But you still need to get a citizenship certificate for {Him/her} its very useful if he/she wants to work in the government just necessary.

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