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i entered in the u.s based on MARRIED , i was divorced after 3yrs of married.. i understand that in order for me to qualified for citizenship atleast 5yrs the date of residency, now i submit my application of n-400 3before the date of my residency. i dont understand why its denied..


04/08/2013 received NOA1 1-130 FOR PARENT

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how do i know if i am qualified for citizenship

You need to file.. 5 yrs or more after and not 3 months b4 your 5th year.. You filed early that's why you got denied.. You can't get the 3 yr requirement for citizenship as a spouse coz you are divorced..

Pls read the link below for spouse to qualify. Goodluck!

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=a0ffa3ac86aa3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=a0ffa3ac86aa3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD


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Our I-129F Journey

7/1/2011.. NOA1 receipt date
7/9/2011.. NOA1 Hard Copy Recieved
11/14/2011.. Approved NOA2 recieved via email/text
11/22/2011.. NVC forwarded Approved I-129F Petition to US Embassy Philippine
11/29/2011.. US Embassy in Manila Recieved our Petition
1/20/2012.. Medical Exam (Passed)
2/28/2012.. Interview! Approved!
3/1/12... CFO counseling Done!
3/7/12.. Visa on hand
3/10/12... POE @ Honolulu, HI.. Yeheeeeeey!
3/31/12... Wedding <3 <3 <3
Adjustment of Status Journey
4/24/12... AOS Mailed
4/30/12... Email/Text received for acknowledgement of AOS & EAD receipt
5/7/12... AOS/EAD NOA1 Hard Copy Received
6/11/12... Biometrics Appointment
6/22/12... 2nd Biometrics appointment scheduled 7/17/12 but walked in in an early date.
6/27/12... Text/Email Received (Card Production for EAD)
7/7/12... EAD Card Received! smile.png Yeheeeeey!

8/13/12... Interview (Approved) email/text received I-485 on card production! smile.png
8/21/12... Green Card on Hand! Yeheeey! Thank God!

Stepson I-130 Petition

12/27/13... Mailed I-130 to Phoenix lockbox via USPS Express Mail

12/31/13... NOA1 Priority Date

1/6/14... Email/Text received for acknowledgement of receipt. LIN****** case number assigned & routed to Nebraska Service Center

1/11/14.. NOA1 Hard copy received

1/17/14... Petition approved! Notification received via email/text (Thank God. 17 days only)/Approved petition mailed to Department of State! Notification via text/email

1/23/14... NOA2 Hardcopy recieved

NVC Stage

1/29/14... NVC received approved petition

3/7/14... Case Number Assigned (MNL**********)

3/11/14... Received AOS bill & Paid AOS/ Submitted DS-261

3/17/14... Mailed AOS Package

3/18/14... Forgot to Sign the I-864A, mailed another form with my signature affixed on I-864A

3/25/14... Recieved/Paid IV fee (Mailed DS-260 additional requirements)

3/27/14... Submitted DS-260 Online

Waiting.... Hopefully no Checklist. :)

4/24/14... Case Complete

6/23/14... Interview date! Huraaaay! APPROVED! More Hurray! :)

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i entered in the u.s based on MARRIED , i was divorced after 3yrs of married.. i understand that in order for me to qualified for citizenship atleast 5yrs the date of residency, now i submit my application of n-400 3before the date of my residency. i dont understand why its denied..

You need to file.. 5 yrs or more after and not 3 months b4 your 5th year.. You filed early that's why you got denied.. You can't get the 3 yr requirement for citizenship as a spouse coz you are divorced..

Pls read the link below for spouse to qualify. Goodluck!

http://www.uscis.gov...000b92ca60aRCRD


event.png
Our I-129F Journey

7/1/2011.. NOA1 receipt date
7/9/2011.. NOA1 Hard Copy Recieved
11/14/2011.. Approved NOA2 recieved via email/text
11/22/2011.. NVC forwarded Approved I-129F Petition to US Embassy Philippine
11/29/2011.. US Embassy in Manila Recieved our Petition
1/20/2012.. Medical Exam (Passed)
2/28/2012.. Interview! Approved!
3/1/12... CFO counseling Done!
3/7/12.. Visa on hand
3/10/12... POE @ Honolulu, HI.. Yeheeeeeey!
3/31/12... Wedding <3 <3 <3
Adjustment of Status Journey
4/24/12... AOS Mailed
4/30/12... Email/Text received for acknowledgement of AOS & EAD receipt
5/7/12... AOS/EAD NOA1 Hard Copy Received
6/11/12... Biometrics Appointment
6/22/12... 2nd Biometrics appointment scheduled 7/17/12 but walked in in an early date.
6/27/12... Text/Email Received (Card Production for EAD)
7/7/12... EAD Card Received! smile.png Yeheeeeey!

8/13/12... Interview (Approved) email/text received I-485 on card production! smile.png
8/21/12... Green Card on Hand! Yeheeey! Thank God!

Stepson I-130 Petition

12/27/13... Mailed I-130 to Phoenix lockbox via USPS Express Mail

12/31/13... NOA1 Priority Date

1/6/14... Email/Text received for acknowledgement of receipt. LIN****** case number assigned & routed to Nebraska Service Center

1/11/14.. NOA1 Hard copy received

1/17/14... Petition approved! Notification received via email/text (Thank God. 17 days only)/Approved petition mailed to Department of State! Notification via text/email

1/23/14... NOA2 Hardcopy recieved

NVC Stage

1/29/14... NVC received approved petition

3/7/14... Case Number Assigned (MNL**********)

3/11/14... Received AOS bill & Paid AOS/ Submitted DS-261

3/17/14... Mailed AOS Package

3/18/14... Forgot to Sign the I-864A, mailed another form with my signature affixed on I-864A

3/25/14... Recieved/Paid IV fee (Mailed DS-260 additional requirements)

3/27/14... Submitted DS-260 Online

Waiting.... Hopefully no Checklist. :)

4/24/14... Case Complete

6/23/14... Interview date! Huraaaay! APPROVED! More Hurray! :)

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i entered in the u.s based on MARRIED , i was divorced after 3yrs of married.. i understand that in order for me to qualified for citizenship atleast 5yrs the date of residency, now i submit my application of n-400 3before the date of my residency. i dont understand why its denied..

Because you need to be married a USC for at least 3 years. Since you're divorced you are not eligible to apply based on marriage (3 year rule). Looking at your timeline you aren't a GC holder for 5 years or longer either, unless you received your GC sometime before Jul 2007. In that case the -90 day option might apply to you. However if your physical presence counter has ever been reset, a later date applies.

Have you travelled abroad within first 90 days of arriving in the US?

Have you ever travelled for more than 6 months in one year?

These are the kind of questions you need to ask yourself to determine if physical presence was the issue.

I don't really know why people are so eager applying within this 90 day window, to be honest. Elections perhaps?!

Edited by ManuFred

N-400 application timeline

02-22-2012-- (00): documents sent

02-23-2012-- (01): NOA date

02-27-2012-- (05): check cashed

03-02-2012-- (09): bio appointment notice sent, bio date 03-15 (23)

03-05-2012-- (12): bio notice received

03-06-2012-- (13): early bio

03-12-2012-- (19): in line for interview scheduling

03-21-2012-- (28): scheduled for interview

03-28-2012-- (35): interview notice received

05-02-2012-- (70): interview. Rec. for Approval!

05-16-2012-- (84): in line for oath scheduling

06-19-2012-(118): scheduled for oath

06-21-2012-(120): oath letter received

07-06-2012-(135): oath

Passport application timeline

07-10-2012-- (00): application sent (card+book/routine service)

07-17-2012-- (07): application status online

07-26-2012-- (16): application on hold (name too long)

07-28-2012-- (18): RFI Tucson passport center (proposed shortened name) letter received

07-30-2012-- (20): reply sent to Tucson passport center

08-18-2012-- (39): passport book received

08-21-2012-- (42): passport card received

08-21-2012-- (42): CON received

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Because you need to be married a USC for at least 3 years. Since you're divorced you are not eligible to apply based on marriage (3 year rule). Looking at your timeline you aren't a GC holder for 5 years or longer either, unless you received your GC sometime before Jul 2007. In that case the -90 day option might apply to you. However if your physical presence counter has ever been reset, a later date applies.

Have you travelled abroad within first 90 days of arriving in the US?

Have you ever travelled for more than 6 months in one year?

These are the kind of questions you need to ask yourself to determine if physical presence was the issue.

I don't really know why people are so eager applying within this 90 day window, to be honest. Elections perhaps?!

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Because you need to be married a USC for at least 3 years. Since you're divorced you are not eligible to apply based on marriage (3 year rule). Looking at your timeline you aren't a GC holder for 5 years or longer either, unless you received your GC sometime before Jul 2007. In that case the -90 day option might apply to you. However if your physical presence counter has ever been reset, a later date applies.

Have you travelled abroad within first 90 days of arriving in the US?

Have you ever travelled for more than 6 months in one year?

These are the kind of questions you need to ask yourself to determine if physical presence was the issue.

I don't really know why people are so eager applying within this 90 day window, to be honest. Elections perhaps?!

OH yes i received i RECEIVED MY GC JULY 2007..


04/08/2013 received NOA1 1-130 FOR PARENT

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You need to file.. 5 yrs or more after and not 3 months b4 your 5th year.. You filed early that's why you got denied.. You can't get the 3 yr requirement for citizenship as a spouse coz you are divorced..

Pls read the link below for spouse to qualify. Goodluck!

http://www.uscis.gov...000b92ca60aRCRD

yeaap the thing i fileD the N-400 3MONTHS BEFORE FIFTH YR.. OH WELL MY MISTAKE . I WAS THINGKING SAME THING WITH REMOVAL OF CONDITIONAL OF RES.


04/08/2013 received NOA1 1-130 FOR PARENT

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I GOT REJECTION LETTER FOR MY N-400 APPLICATION because i sent the citizenship application 3months before the 5ffth year of my GC...

To all who wish to file citizenship base of 5yrs it has to be exact date of residency..


04/08/2013 received NOA1 1-130 FOR PARENT

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You need to file.. 5 yrs or more after and not 3 months b4 your 5th year.. You filed early that's why you got denied.. You can't get the 3 yr requirement for citizenship as a spouse coz you are divorced..

Pls read the link below for spouse to qualify. Goodluck!

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=a0ffa3ac86aa3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=a0ffa3ac86aa3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD

Safest bet is to look at your GC and check the 'permanent resident since' date on it. Check if that has been more than 5 years back. If so determine how much time you have spent abroad and if that would jeopardize the date you can file. If not, you can file from the date you became a resident plus 5 years.

If in a hurry, you could file up to 90 days earlier but that hasn't always shown to be use full. In some cases process had to be put on hold to make sure candidate was not sworn in too early. Putting application on hold is usually not an issue but could delay your case after all. My sense is its better to wait for few months.


N-400 application timeline

02-22-2012-- (00): documents sent

02-23-2012-- (01): NOA date

02-27-2012-- (05): check cashed

03-02-2012-- (09): bio appointment notice sent, bio date 03-15 (23)

03-05-2012-- (12): bio notice received

03-06-2012-- (13): early bio

03-12-2012-- (19): in line for interview scheduling

03-21-2012-- (28): scheduled for interview

03-28-2012-- (35): interview notice received

05-02-2012-- (70): interview. Rec. for Approval!

05-16-2012-- (84): in line for oath scheduling

06-19-2012-(118): scheduled for oath

06-21-2012-(120): oath letter received

07-06-2012-(135): oath

Passport application timeline

07-10-2012-- (00): application sent (card+book/routine service)

07-17-2012-- (07): application status online

07-26-2012-- (16): application on hold (name too long)

07-28-2012-- (18): RFI Tucson passport center (proposed shortened name) letter received

07-30-2012-- (20): reply sent to Tucson passport center

08-18-2012-- (39): passport book received

08-21-2012-- (42): passport card received

08-21-2012-- (42): CON received

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yeaap the thing i fileD the N-400 3MONTHS BEFORE FIFTH YR.. OH WELL MY MISTAKE . I WAS THINGKING SAME THING WITH REMOVAL OF CONDITIONAL OF RES.

Bear in mind that the month May has 31 days so suppose you got your GC on July 15th of 2007, you would be eligible as of April 16th 2012,, not April 15th. You might have travelled in the first months after receiving the GC or have traveled abroad for more than 6 months out of a year. If so, a later date applies.

Edited by ManuFred

N-400 application timeline

02-22-2012-- (00): documents sent

02-23-2012-- (01): NOA date

02-27-2012-- (05): check cashed

03-02-2012-- (09): bio appointment notice sent, bio date 03-15 (23)

03-05-2012-- (12): bio notice received

03-06-2012-- (13): early bio

03-12-2012-- (19): in line for interview scheduling

03-21-2012-- (28): scheduled for interview

03-28-2012-- (35): interview notice received

05-02-2012-- (70): interview. Rec. for Approval!

05-16-2012-- (84): in line for oath scheduling

06-19-2012-(118): scheduled for oath

06-21-2012-(120): oath letter received

07-06-2012-(135): oath

Passport application timeline

07-10-2012-- (00): application sent (card+book/routine service)

07-17-2012-- (07): application status online

07-26-2012-- (16): application on hold (name too long)

07-28-2012-- (18): RFI Tucson passport center (proposed shortened name) letter received

07-30-2012-- (20): reply sent to Tucson passport center

08-18-2012-- (39): passport book received

08-21-2012-- (42): passport card received

08-21-2012-- (42): CON received

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I GOT REJECTION LETTER FOR MY N-400 APPLICATION because i sent the citizenship application 3months before the 5ffth year of my GC...

To all who wish to file citizenship base of 5yrs it has to be exact date of residency..

Yes, they do apply the rules exactly as written in the instruction. 5 years - 90 days = 5 years - 90 days. Thinking its getting close and I might as well sent it in few days early could cost you 600+ dollars for which the taxpayer will be very thankful.

O by the way, does it mean you have to wait for 5 years before you can file again??


N-400 application timeline

02-22-2012-- (00): documents sent

02-23-2012-- (01): NOA date

02-27-2012-- (05): check cashed

03-02-2012-- (09): bio appointment notice sent, bio date 03-15 (23)

03-05-2012-- (12): bio notice received

03-06-2012-- (13): early bio

03-12-2012-- (19): in line for interview scheduling

03-21-2012-- (28): scheduled for interview

03-28-2012-- (35): interview notice received

05-02-2012-- (70): interview. Rec. for Approval!

05-16-2012-- (84): in line for oath scheduling

06-19-2012-(118): scheduled for oath

06-21-2012-(120): oath letter received

07-06-2012-(135): oath

Passport application timeline

07-10-2012-- (00): application sent (card+book/routine service)

07-17-2012-- (07): application status online

07-26-2012-- (16): application on hold (name too long)

07-28-2012-- (18): RFI Tucson passport center (proposed shortened name) letter received

07-30-2012-- (20): reply sent to Tucson passport center

08-18-2012-- (39): passport book received

08-21-2012-- (42): passport card received

08-21-2012-- (42): CON received

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Yes, they do apply the rules exactly as written in the instruction. 5 years - 90 days = 5 years - 90 days. Thinking its getting close and I might as well sent it in few days early could cost you 600+ dollars for which the taxpayer will be very thankful.

O by the way, does it mean you have to wait for 5 years before you can file again??

as what i understand yes... ill call them on monday to make sure... when should i filed... i am not in hurry but my mom gc going to expired she didnt drive so to make it easy for one trip at a time...


04/08/2013 received NOA1 1-130 FOR PARENT

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