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Please help! I didn't put my stepchild in N-400 by mistake.

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Hello to everybody here in the forum,

I made a very stupid mistake. I didn't really read the Instuctions for N-400 when filing it up on my computer cause it looked simple. I remember when I filed I-751 to remove conditions You only have to put kids with conditional residence. Since N-400 is for me only I didn't put my stepchild who is already a US citizen. I have been reading the forum and I've found out that you have to put all the children, stepchildren, children abroad...

What is gonna happen now? Should I mention that at the interview or just wait for them to ask me. I have my stepchild on our joint tax return for the last three years. Are they gonna see him on our background check? Are they gonna deny me for something so stupid it was just an honest mistake....

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Hello to everybody here in the forum,

I made a very stupid mistake. I didn't really read the Instuctions for N-400 when filing it up on my computer cause it looked simple. I remember when I filed I-751 to remove conditions You only have to put kids with conditional residence. Since N-400 is for me only I didn't put my stepchild who is already a US citizen. I have been reading the forum and I've found out that you have to put all the children, stepchildren, children abroad...

What is gonna happen now? Should I mention that at the interview or just wait for them to ask me. I have my stepchild on our joint tax return for the last three years. Are they gonna see him on our background check? Are they gonna deny me for something so stupid it was just an honest mistake....

Same here, just retyped that sheet, well the back side to since I print double sided, and had my wife take that in at her interview. Was no problem

Did remember to list my wifes' two kids, both were over 18 and my are all natural born. Wife said the IO went down the list and said, none of these kids will be naturalized when you are. So I don't even know why they want all that listed.

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You can dance until the music stops. The music stops when the N-400 interview is over and you are leaving the room.

First of all, I, ####### retentive as I am admittedly am with things like these, don't think it even matters at all, but it might be a good idea to ask the I.O. who will go through your N-400 application line by line. When he comes to the part of children you'll say: " . . . excuse me, Officer, I'm not 100% confident that I filled this out correctly . . . I have an adult step son who's a US citizen, so I didn't list him. Is that okay or should he be on that form nonetheless?"

The I.O. will grab the ball, run with it or drop it as he or she pleases and that covers it for once and for all.


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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I think you're overly worried. The unmentioned child is already a US citizen by birth. He/She is not part of your naturalization application persay.

Someone suggested above just filling out that section again, be honest at the interview and say you didn't realize you needed to include stepchild because they're naturally born US citizens. It will all probably be water under the bridge in 5 minutes or less.

It's not as if you're tryign to sneak someone in after all :) Breathe!


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

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Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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Thanks for all your responses the only think that was scary for me It was if they have a background check at the interview and find out that I forgot to put the child in the application which doesn't match the background check and deny me for something so stupid or worse tell me that I was dishonest in my app, make me pay $680 again... or just make my life more complicated.

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