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After a few months I am back with the outcome of my case! A few of you like JustBob,Milimelo Myansha etc were so helpful back then that I feel I need to share the conclusion of that part of my Journey. Here is a link of my case to refresh your memories and understand what I am talking about LOL

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/257475-case-out-of-the-ordinary/

Outcome

My last update on the previous link was that I've had received the "Extension letter", well after almost 5 months from the date I got it, I received the Biometrics letter for Nov 5, 2010. I took my fingerprints then the waiting game began once again. I was sure pretty sure that because of my case being so : out of the ordinary" I was going to be called for an interview but they didn't and in January 13th I received an email stating that my "Removing of condition was approved and my card was ordered" I felt so happy an relieved, then 10 days later I got my new GC.

Now I have a question, I don't know if some of you remember that when I made the infopass and the IO told me that the case was "closed" and I had to fill a new I-751, He proceed to tell me that once my I751 was approved and had my new card I could apply for citizenship any time. I am ready to send my N400 on March 7th but now an inmigration "lawyer" who is a friend of a relative told me that I had to wait at least 3 more years after I got my Permanent Residence.

However, my new card date says Resident since xx/xx/1999. Can I apply or not?

Thank you for reading my case any input would be nice!


Naturalization Timeline

N400 sent - 03/14/2011 to Lewisville, TX

N-400 Received - 03/17/11

E-mail Notification Acceptance Confirmation Received- 03/22/11

Priority Date- 03/17/11

NOA Date- 03/21/11( Received 03/26/11)

Case updated on USCIS website- FP notice sent 03/28/11

FP letter received 03/31/11

FP Appoinment Date 04/20/11 Done!

E-mail notification Scheduled for Interview Received 06/03/11

Interview Letter received 06/10/11 mailed by USCIS on 06/07

Interview Date 07/12/11 PASSED!!!

Oath Ceremony Date 07/22/11 at Federal Plaza NYC

changed to 07/29/11 at 500 Pearl Street( District Court)

due to name change!

FINALLY I AM A US CITIZEN!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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1999 or 2009?


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1999 that was the first time I got my CR but because of many inconveniences at the time and a waiting game I had to fill 2 I 751. Please if you get chance read mt original post in the link I provided.

Thanks

1999 or 2009?


Naturalization Timeline

N400 sent - 03/14/2011 to Lewisville, TX

N-400 Received - 03/17/11

E-mail Notification Acceptance Confirmation Received- 03/22/11

Priority Date- 03/17/11

NOA Date- 03/21/11( Received 03/26/11)

Case updated on USCIS website- FP notice sent 03/28/11

FP letter received 03/31/11

FP Appoinment Date 04/20/11 Done!

E-mail notification Scheduled for Interview Received 06/03/11

Interview Letter received 06/10/11 mailed by USCIS on 06/07

Interview Date 07/12/11 PASSED!!!

Oath Ceremony Date 07/22/11 at Federal Plaza NYC

changed to 07/29/11 at 500 Pearl Street( District Court)

due to name change!

FINALLY I AM A US CITIZEN!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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Quite honestly, I don't see any reason why you shouldn't apply now. You meet the requirements for citizenship and from your prior thread, even the IO recommended you applying right away. Hopefully it will be an easier journey for your citizenship. Blessings on you!


I-130 for husband - see TIMELINE

10/23/2007 - Receive SSC (took 9 days from POE)

12/04/2007 - Receive Welcome Letter

12/14/2007 - Received 2nd Welcome Letter and Green card!!!

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N-400

09/21/2010 - Mailed application to Lewisville TX location

09/23/2010 - Information input in the system/check cashed

09/29/2010 - N-400 receipt received

09/30/2010 - RFE mailed

10/15/2010 - Biometrics appt (@8am) YAY!!!!

11/20/2010 - Received the yellow letter (dated 11/17/2010)

11/30/2010 - Case moved to the Testing & Interview stage (Email)

12/03/2010 - Received interview letter

01/06/2011 - Interview @ 10:15a...APPROVED!

02/12/2011 - Received oath ceremony letter (dated 02/10/2011)

02/18/2011 - Received descheduled oath ceremony letter (dated 2/15/2011)

02/26/2011 - Received new oath ceremony letter

03/02/2011 - Oath Ceremony @ 1:30p (IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!)

03/09/2011 - Oath Ceremony @ 1:30p...FINALLY A CITIZEN!!!

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Thank you! I do believe that I can apply too but because of the trouble I had removing the conditions I am a little bit apprehensive.

Quite honestly, I don't see any reason why you shouldn't apply now. You meet the requirements for citizenship and from your prior thread, even the IO recommended you applying right away. Hopefully it will be an easier journey for your citizenship. Blessings on you!


Naturalization Timeline

N400 sent - 03/14/2011 to Lewisville, TX

N-400 Received - 03/17/11

E-mail Notification Acceptance Confirmation Received- 03/22/11

Priority Date- 03/17/11

NOA Date- 03/21/11( Received 03/26/11)

Case updated on USCIS website- FP notice sent 03/28/11

FP letter received 03/31/11

FP Appoinment Date 04/20/11 Done!

E-mail notification Scheduled for Interview Received 06/03/11

Interview Letter received 06/10/11 mailed by USCIS on 06/07

Interview Date 07/12/11 PASSED!!!

Oath Ceremony Date 07/22/11 at Federal Plaza NYC

changed to 07/29/11 at 500 Pearl Street( District Court)

due to name change!

FINALLY I AM A US CITIZEN!!!

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I can't figure out why your lawyer would say that. You can file yesterday. And be assured, the N-400 process is a walk in the park, not like anything you had to go through so far.


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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Thank you! I feel more confident now that this process will go smoothly!

I can't figure out why your lawyer would say that. You can file yesterday. And be assured, the N-400 process is a walk in the park, not like anything you had to go through so far.


Naturalization Timeline

N400 sent - 03/14/2011 to Lewisville, TX

N-400 Received - 03/17/11

E-mail Notification Acceptance Confirmation Received- 03/22/11

Priority Date- 03/17/11

NOA Date- 03/21/11( Received 03/26/11)

Case updated on USCIS website- FP notice sent 03/28/11

FP letter received 03/31/11

FP Appoinment Date 04/20/11 Done!

E-mail notification Scheduled for Interview Received 06/03/11

Interview Letter received 06/10/11 mailed by USCIS on 06/07

Interview Date 07/12/11 PASSED!!!

Oath Ceremony Date 07/22/11 at Federal Plaza NYC

changed to 07/29/11 at 500 Pearl Street( District Court)

due to name change!

FINALLY I AM A US CITIZEN!!!

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LOL Agreed! :thumbs:

Your friend of a relative lawyer is a rmoran..:whistle: should be a wiki named & shamed Immigration lawyer thread.:bonk:

Be warned uscis & smoothly dont mix very well...:whistle:


Naturalization Timeline

N400 sent - 03/14/2011 to Lewisville, TX

N-400 Received - 03/17/11

E-mail Notification Acceptance Confirmation Received- 03/22/11

Priority Date- 03/17/11

NOA Date- 03/21/11( Received 03/26/11)

Case updated on USCIS website- FP notice sent 03/28/11

FP letter received 03/31/11

FP Appoinment Date 04/20/11 Done!

E-mail notification Scheduled for Interview Received 06/03/11

Interview Letter received 06/10/11 mailed by USCIS on 06/07

Interview Date 07/12/11 PASSED!!!

Oath Ceremony Date 07/22/11 at Federal Plaza NYC

changed to 07/29/11 at 500 Pearl Street( District Court)

due to name change!

FINALLY I AM A US CITIZEN!!!

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Hello Again,

I am filling my N400 Application today and I have a few questions:

1) Do I have to file under the 5 years rule?

2) The question were it says permanent residence date since? Do I write the date it says on the card? ( Resident since XX/XX/1999) I am asking this because of the two's I751 I had to file that got me pretty confused about applying or not, dates etc.


Naturalization Timeline

N400 sent - 03/14/2011 to Lewisville, TX

N-400 Received - 03/17/11

E-mail Notification Acceptance Confirmation Received- 03/22/11

Priority Date- 03/17/11

NOA Date- 03/21/11( Received 03/26/11)

Case updated on USCIS website- FP notice sent 03/28/11

FP letter received 03/31/11

FP Appoinment Date 04/20/11 Done!

E-mail notification Scheduled for Interview Received 06/03/11

Interview Letter received 06/10/11 mailed by USCIS on 06/07

Interview Date 07/12/11 PASSED!!!

Oath Ceremony Date 07/22/11 at Federal Plaza NYC

changed to 07/29/11 at 500 Pearl Street( District Court)

due to name change!

FINALLY I AM A US CITIZEN!!!

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Anyone?


Naturalization Timeline

N400 sent - 03/14/2011 to Lewisville, TX

N-400 Received - 03/17/11

E-mail Notification Acceptance Confirmation Received- 03/22/11

Priority Date- 03/17/11

NOA Date- 03/21/11( Received 03/26/11)

Case updated on USCIS website- FP notice sent 03/28/11

FP letter received 03/31/11

FP Appoinment Date 04/20/11 Done!

E-mail notification Scheduled for Interview Received 06/03/11

Interview Letter received 06/10/11 mailed by USCIS on 06/07

Interview Date 07/12/11 PASSED!!!

Oath Ceremony Date 07/22/11 at Federal Plaza NYC

changed to 07/29/11 at 500 Pearl Street( District Court)

due to name change!

FINALLY I AM A US CITIZEN!!!

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You've been a PR for long enough to choose which option you want - 3 or 5 years. You could even tick both and then explain the ordeal to the IO if he/she is interested to hear.

Good luck on the final step in the process - I truly hope it's a smooth ride with naturalization! :star:


ROC 2009
Naturalization 2010

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Thank you all so much for your replies!

About checing the both don't you think that he or she can get confused and return the application back to me?

You've been a PR for long enough to choose which option you want - 3 or 5 years. You could even tick both and then explain the ordeal to the IO if he/she is interested to hear.

Good luck on the final step in the process - I truly hope it's a smooth ride with naturalization! :star:


Naturalization Timeline

N400 sent - 03/14/2011 to Lewisville, TX

N-400 Received - 03/17/11

E-mail Notification Acceptance Confirmation Received- 03/22/11

Priority Date- 03/17/11

NOA Date- 03/21/11( Received 03/26/11)

Case updated on USCIS website- FP notice sent 03/28/11

FP letter received 03/31/11

FP Appoinment Date 04/20/11 Done!

E-mail notification Scheduled for Interview Received 06/03/11

Interview Letter received 06/10/11 mailed by USCIS on 06/07

Interview Date 07/12/11 PASSED!!!

Oath Ceremony Date 07/22/11 at Federal Plaza NYC

changed to 07/29/11 at 500 Pearl Street( District Court)

due to name change!

FINALLY I AM A US CITIZEN!!!

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