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Ok I've downloaded the lastest N-400 and am going to get ready to fill the thing out. It looks like I have to send the $330 check and a $70 (biometrics) fee with it. Is this correct? Will they set up the Biometrics appointment for me and let me know when to do it, or is it something I have to fully arrange (I would think since I am sending them the $70, they set it up).

Also section 7 on the number of trips outside the country is a little frustrating. I'm understanding you have to show proof of your trips? Is this correct? I don't have any proofs I don't think, other then the odd stamp in my passport if I had used one. When I've driven across the border, my passport is never stamped, it only has at the airport. Do I have to send in documentation of all my trips?

As well, I can't remember all my trips in the past 5 years either, I can only put an estimate and I don't know the exact dates either. How has other people here dealt with this section?

Is there anything else I'm missing in the form that I need to send in at all? It mentioned there are other documents you should send, I'm not finding a list of exactly what I need to send along with the N-400 form. Or is that just it, I just send the N-400?

That's it for now. I'm going to try and send this off in a few days or so. Thanks...


I'm just a wanderer in the desert winds...

Timeline

1997

Oct - Job offer in US

Nov - Received my TN-1 to be authorized to work in the US

Nov - Moved to US

1998-2001

Recieved 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th TN

2002

May - Met future wife at arts fest

Nov - Recieved 6th TN

2003

Nov - Recieved 7th TN

Jul - Our Wedding

Aug - Filed for AOS

Sep - Recieved EAD

Sep - Recieved Advanced Parole

2004

Jan - Interview, accepted for Green Card

Feb - Green Card Arrived in mail

2005

Oct - I-751 sent off

2006

Jan - 10 year Green Card accepted

Mar - 10 year Green Card arrived

Oct - Filed N-400 for Naturalization

Nov - Biometrics done

Nov - Just recieved Naturalization Interview date for Jan.

2007

Jan - Naturalization Interview Completed

Feb - Oath Letter recieved

Feb - Oath Ceremony

Feb 21 - Finally a US CITIZEN (yay)

THE END

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Ok I've downloaded the lastest N-400 and am going to get ready to fill the thing out. It looks like I have to send the $330 check and a $70 (biometrics) fee with it. Is this correct? Will they set up the Biometrics appointment for me and let me know when to do it, or is it something I have to fully arrange (I would think since I am sending them the $70, they set it up).

Yes, you send both in, (up to you whether you want to do one cheque or two). They'll arrange the biometrics, and usually send you the notice AFTER the NOA-1 ("received app")--though in my case, they actually sent the both together.

Also section 7 on the number of trips outside the country is a little frustrating. I'm understanding you have to show proof of your trips? Is this correct? I don't have any proofs I don't think, other then the odd stamp in my passport if I had used one. When I've driven across the border, my passport is never stamped, it only has at the airport. Do I have to send in documentation of all my trips?
As well, I can't remember all my trips in the past 5 years either, I can only put an estimate and I don't know the exact dates either. How has other people here dealt with this section?

No, I didn't have to send in proof of each trip; just put your best "guesstimate" of the dates of the ones you can remember (the only ones you have to list are the ones over 24 hours).

Is there anything else I'm missing in the form that I need to send in at all? It mentioned there are other documents you should send, I'm not finding a list of exactly what I need to send along with the N-400 form. Or is that just it, I just send the N-400?

That's it for now. I'm going to try and send this off in a few days or so. Thanks...

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2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

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Reports + our experience is that you get a receipt NOA quickly--w/in a week or so. Right about a week after that, your'll get the bio appointment letter. They are allegedly not scheduling interviews until namechecks are back, so they seem to be getting the fingerprinting out of the way asap.

Watch your DO timelines for how long you can expect to interview. We were inside of our DO's posted processing date.

DAH did not provide any proof of his trips out of the US; record them to the very best of your recollection.

Congrats on the step! Didn't realize you were so close to being ready! :)


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Thanks for the information. Yep, I was able to send it in last week (on the 10th) which is the 60 days prior to my official Permenent resident date in Jan 10th. So, just kind of taking my time dreading paying over the $400 or so for it. It mentioned to send in other documentation as well, like rental agreements, joint bank stuff etc. Sounds very similar to the interview I had to become a permenent resident. Didn't know I would have to get photocopies of all that again. Guess since it's marriage based they just want to make sure I guess.

Hopefully I'll be getting things sent out this week then and will wait to see what happens. Yeah, with the trips, never denied entry or anything, just a few short trips back to Canada here and there and one (about 5 years ago from now) to India and England for work. That's about it...


I'm just a wanderer in the desert winds...

Timeline

1997

Oct - Job offer in US

Nov - Received my TN-1 to be authorized to work in the US

Nov - Moved to US

1998-2001

Recieved 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th TN

2002

May - Met future wife at arts fest

Nov - Recieved 6th TN

2003

Nov - Recieved 7th TN

Jul - Our Wedding

Aug - Filed for AOS

Sep - Recieved EAD

Sep - Recieved Advanced Parole

2004

Jan - Interview, accepted for Green Card

Feb - Green Card Arrived in mail

2005

Oct - I-751 sent off

2006

Jan - 10 year Green Card accepted

Mar - 10 year Green Card arrived

Oct - Filed N-400 for Naturalization

Nov - Biometrics done

Nov - Just recieved Naturalization Interview date for Jan.

2007

Jan - Naturalization Interview Completed

Feb - Oath Letter recieved

Feb - Oath Ceremony

Feb 21 - Finally a US CITIZEN (yay)

THE END

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It mentioned to send in other documentation as well, like rental agreements, joint bank stuff etc. Sounds very similar to the interview I had to become a permenent resident. Didn't know I would have to get photocopies of all that again. Guess since it's marriage based they just want to make sure I guess.

Yes, because you are applying under a waiver of the original 5-year PR requirement, you need to show evidence that you qualify for that waiver.

A few things,...it's no big deal. :)


Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

No Deje Piedras Sobre El Pavimento!

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Oh one more thing, since I wasn't in the military or anything, do I still have to send in a G-325B at all? It's the biographic information. I thought my N-400 needed it, however, I look online and it seems it's only for military persons.

Just wondering if anyone else sent that in with the N-400?


I'm just a wanderer in the desert winds...

Timeline

1997

Oct - Job offer in US

Nov - Received my TN-1 to be authorized to work in the US

Nov - Moved to US

1998-2001

Recieved 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th TN

2002

May - Met future wife at arts fest

Nov - Recieved 6th TN

2003

Nov - Recieved 7th TN

Jul - Our Wedding

Aug - Filed for AOS

Sep - Recieved EAD

Sep - Recieved Advanced Parole

2004

Jan - Interview, accepted for Green Card

Feb - Green Card Arrived in mail

2005

Oct - I-751 sent off

2006

Jan - 10 year Green Card accepted

Mar - 10 year Green Card arrived

Oct - Filed N-400 for Naturalization

Nov - Biometrics done

Nov - Just recieved Naturalization Interview date for Jan.

2007

Jan - Naturalization Interview Completed

Feb - Oath Letter recieved

Feb - Oath Ceremony

Feb 21 - Finally a US CITIZEN (yay)

THE END

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Oh one more thing, since I wasn't in the military or anything, do I still have to send in a G-325B at all? It's the biographic information. I thought my N-400 needed it, however, I look online and it seems it's only for military persons.

More specifically, only those who served in US military (CF service is not meaningful for this)--so no need for you to send in.


2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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More specifically, only those who served in US military (CF service is not meaningful for this)--so no need for you to send in.

Cool thanks. I think I must have mis-read the instructions at home then. I looked at it online and noticed it said military. Ok so then I won't ask the question I had about the G-325B form since I won't have to worry about it. One less thing to fill out and cramp my hand.

Getting passport shots done today and sending in with my N-400:

Copies of:

Last years tax copy (showing wifes name as my spouse)

Rental Agreement (just re-signed a few weeks ago)

Joint Bank Account thing

Wifes Birth Certificate

My Green Card (front and back)

Check for N-400 and Biometrics

Anything else I'm forgetting or is that basically it?


I'm just a wanderer in the desert winds...

Timeline

1997

Oct - Job offer in US

Nov - Received my TN-1 to be authorized to work in the US

Nov - Moved to US

1998-2001

Recieved 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th TN

2002

May - Met future wife at arts fest

Nov - Recieved 6th TN

2003

Nov - Recieved 7th TN

Jul - Our Wedding

Aug - Filed for AOS

Sep - Recieved EAD

Sep - Recieved Advanced Parole

2004

Jan - Interview, accepted for Green Card

Feb - Green Card Arrived in mail

2005

Oct - I-751 sent off

2006

Jan - 10 year Green Card accepted

Mar - 10 year Green Card arrived

Oct - Filed N-400 for Naturalization

Nov - Biometrics done

Nov - Just recieved Naturalization Interview date for Jan.

2007

Jan - Naturalization Interview Completed

Feb - Oath Letter recieved

Feb - Oath Ceremony

Feb 21 - Finally a US CITIZEN (yay)

THE END

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One less thing to fill out and cramp my hand.

:lol: warlord = delicate flower :lol:

Anything else I'm forgetting or is that basically it?

Tax returns for your whole time as a resident?


Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

No Deje Piedras Sobre El Pavimento!

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Ahhhh, #######, ok I'll have to go dig that out too. Just about to send it today ha ha. So I'm just sending in my Federal (not state) tax where I filed single (but have the wifies listed on there because it's married filing single). I just read it mentioned some of the things you could submit so thought the last tax return was good enough. Ok have to find the other one now...

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I'm just a wanderer in the desert winds...

Timeline

1997

Oct - Job offer in US

Nov - Received my TN-1 to be authorized to work in the US

Nov - Moved to US

1998-2001

Recieved 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th TN

2002

May - Met future wife at arts fest

Nov - Recieved 6th TN

2003

Nov - Recieved 7th TN

Jul - Our Wedding

Aug - Filed for AOS

Sep - Recieved EAD

Sep - Recieved Advanced Parole

2004

Jan - Interview, accepted for Green Card

Feb - Green Card Arrived in mail

2005

Oct - I-751 sent off

2006

Jan - 10 year Green Card accepted

Mar - 10 year Green Card arrived

Oct - Filed N-400 for Naturalization

Nov - Biometrics done

Nov - Just recieved Naturalization Interview date for Jan.

2007

Jan - Naturalization Interview Completed

Feb - Oath Letter recieved

Feb - Oath Ceremony

Feb 21 - Finally a US CITIZEN (yay)

THE END

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Well go triple check it then... I'm not caffienated enough to state that all those years are a requirement. :) I just threw them in because they were handy.

Or did I?

I see my recordkeeping got a little thin by the time of this application....

N-400 Checklist

N-400 Form

Check # 3397: $330.00

Check # 3398: $70 (biometrics)

Required:

Photocopy of both sides of the PR Card.

2 ADIT photos (face on)

Marriage Waiver:

USC Birth certificate

Current marriage certificate

ALL terminations of previous marriages

Document referring to you and your spouse: Tax transcripts

-OR-

Tax returns

Bank accounts

Deed Info

Driver’s license

Credit cards

Social Security card

DAH's passport

Auto/Home Insurance

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Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

No Deje Piedras Sobre El Pavimento!

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Well I'll throw in the last one (since that was in the 2 years of being a conditional resident) and send it off. Guess I don't need to have nearly as much stuff as when I got the conditions removed (which luckly wasn't that long ago). And if they want anything more, I guess they'll contact me.

Damn I really wanted to get it sent out today, well maybe I can. Just been going to the uscis.gov site and doing the practice US Civics questions. That's a fun little program they have. Though I doubt the questions they give you will be multiple choice though during the interview...


I'm just a wanderer in the desert winds...

Timeline

1997

Oct - Job offer in US

Nov - Received my TN-1 to be authorized to work in the US

Nov - Moved to US

1998-2001

Recieved 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th TN

2002

May - Met future wife at arts fest

Nov - Recieved 6th TN

2003

Nov - Recieved 7th TN

Jul - Our Wedding

Aug - Filed for AOS

Sep - Recieved EAD

Sep - Recieved Advanced Parole

2004

Jan - Interview, accepted for Green Card

Feb - Green Card Arrived in mail

2005

Oct - I-751 sent off

2006

Jan - 10 year Green Card accepted

Mar - 10 year Green Card arrived

Oct - Filed N-400 for Naturalization

Nov - Biometrics done

Nov - Just recieved Naturalization Interview date for Jan.

2007

Jan - Naturalization Interview Completed

Feb - Oath Letter recieved

Feb - Oath Ceremony

Feb 21 - Finally a US CITIZEN (yay)

THE END

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