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:goofy: Hello! My husband is finally filling out his N-400. Can you answer a couple quick questions and look at my letter that will be enclosed in my packet to make sure I have everything we need? Thank you!!

Question #1: I assume since the letter needs to be signed by my husband, the petitioner, correct? I ask because before he got this Permanent Resident card I had to send everything in petitioning for him.

Question #2: I make out ONE check for the N-400 fee of $595 and the biometrics fee of $85 to total $680, correct?

Question #3: I have double-checked this but wanted to ask, no where does it say on this Petition a copy of my husband's Passport is required, correct? On all the other Petitions we have ever filled out he needed to make copies of his Passport.

Question #4: Would you tell me if it looks like I left anything off on what I need to send? (Our kids are grown and none live with us - his live in the UK)

Dear USCIS Examiner:

Enclosed please find an N-400 Application for Naturalization for myself, a check in the amount of $680.00 made out to U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the application and biometrics fees for this form, and copies of all documents as requested.

The following documents are filed under the appropriate numbered tab:

#1 Original N-400 Application for Naturalization

#2 A photocopy of both sides of my Permanent Resident Card

#3 Two identical color photographs with my name and A-number written in pencil on the back of each photo.

#4 A Wells Fargo Bank check #_____ in the amount of $680.00, the application fee and biometric service fee with my A-number on the back.

#5 A copy of my wife's, Shari _________, U.S. birth certificate.

#6 A copy of my wife's and my Marriage Certificate.

#7 Proof of termination of all prior marriages of myself and my wife with copies of Divorce Decrees.

#8 Copies of my wife and my joint 2009, 2010, and 2011 U.S. tax returns, Federal and State.

#9 Copies of the first page of our joint bank account monthly back through January of 2012 and then one for January 2011, January 2010, and

January of 2009.

#10 A copy of our house lease from 2009 along with current copies of utility bills showing we still live at this address.

#11 A copy of our AAA automobile insurance showing our joint policy.

Please feel free to call me at _________ if you require any further information related to this petition.

Sincerely,

Keith ________________

Thank you guys! :goofy:


K1 PROCESS:

04/08/05 . . . . Sent I-129F to TSC

08/31/05 . . . . London Interview - APPROVED

AOS PROCESS:

10/06/05 . . . . Sent AOS/EAD/AP to Chicago Lockbox

05/16/06 . . . . APPROVED.

REMOVING CONDITIONS PROCESS:

03/03/08 . . . . Sent I-751 packet to TSC.

02/27/09 . . . . APPROVED.

CITIZENSHIP PROCESS:

05/21/12 . . . . Sent N-400 packet to Dallas lockbox

09/11/12 . . . . Interview in Atlanta. Oath ceremony same day. Keith is a U.S. Citizen!

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Answer #1: Yes, your husband needs to sign the letter and also the N-400 form.

Answer #2: You can either do that or just write a single check in the amount of $680. USCIS is OK with that.

Answer #3: That's correct. They will want to see his passport at the interview anyway. No need to send a copy now.

Answer #4: Looks what you have here is correct.

Best of luck.

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Answer #1: Yes, your husband needs to sign the letter and also the N-400 form.

Answer #2: You can either do that or just write a single check in the amount of $680. USCIS is OK with that.

Answer #3: That's correct. They will want to see his passport at the interview anyway. No need to send a copy now.

Answer #4: Looks what you have here is correct.

Best of luck.

:goofy: Thank you nwctzn! :goofy:


K1 PROCESS:

04/08/05 . . . . Sent I-129F to TSC

08/31/05 . . . . London Interview - APPROVED

AOS PROCESS:

10/06/05 . . . . Sent AOS/EAD/AP to Chicago Lockbox

05/16/06 . . . . APPROVED.

REMOVING CONDITIONS PROCESS:

03/03/08 . . . . Sent I-751 packet to TSC.

02/27/09 . . . . APPROVED.

CITIZENSHIP PROCESS:

05/21/12 . . . . Sent N-400 packet to Dallas lockbox

09/11/12 . . . . Interview in Atlanta. Oath ceremony same day. Keith is a U.S. Citizen!

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:goofy: Hello! My husband is finally filling out his N-400. Can you answer a couple quick questions and look at my letter that will be enclosed in my packet to make sure I have everything we need? Thank you!!

Shari--

Your husband has been a permanent resident for 6 years so he doesn't need to submit any marriage proofs. He is eligible on his own after 5 years. Only if he was doing it early (at 3 years) would he have to be married to you.

Question #1: I assume since the letter needs to be signed by my husband, the petitioner, correct? I ask because before he got this Permanent Resident card I had to send everything in petitioning for him.

That works, but I will mention we sent no cover letter and sailed right through once the eligibility date was reached. Your husband is well past eligibility and should go even faster.

Question #2: I make out ONE check for the N-400 fee of $595 and the biometrics fee of $85 to total $680, correct?

Yes

Question #3: I have double-checked this but wanted to ask, no where does it say on this Petition a copy of my husband's Passport is required, correct? On all the other Petitions we have ever filled out he needed to make copies of his Passport.

He shows at interview

Question #4: Would you tell me if it looks like I left anything off on what I need to send? (Our kids are grown and none live with us - his live in the UK)

Based on the five year eligibility, I would keep it simple

Dear USCIS Examiner:

Enclosed please find an N-400 Application for Naturalization for myself, a check in the amount of $680.00 made out to U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the application and biometrics fees for this form, and copies of all documents as requested.

The following documents are filed under the appropriate numbered tab:

#1 Original N-400 Application for Naturalization

#2 A photocopy of both sides of my Permanent Resident Card

#3 Two identical color photographs with my name and A-number written in pencil on the back of each photo.

#4 A Wells Fargo Bank check #_____ in the amount of $680.00, the application fee and biometric service fee with my A-number on the back.

#5 A copy of my wife's, Shari _________, U.S. birth certificate.

#6 A copy of my wife's and my Marriage Certificate.

#7 Proof of termination of all prior marriages of myself and my wife with copies of Divorce Decrees.

#8 Copies of my wife and my joint 2009, 2010, and 2011 U.S. tax returns, Federal and State.

#9 Copies of the first page of our joint bank account monthly back through January of 2012 and then [/size]one for January 2011, January 2010, and

January of 2009.

#10 A copy of our house lease from 2009 along with current copies of utility bills showing we still live at this address.

#11 A copy of our AAA automobile insurance showing our joint policy.

Please feel free to call me at _________ if you require any further information related to this petition.

Sincerely,

Keith ________________

The tax transcripts would be to show he doesn't owe taxes, not to prove your marriage. You can also get something from the IRS that says you don't owe them any money to cover that. I also wouldn't worry about tabs since it will be a small application. They likely throw the cover letter out anyway in the mailroom.

I guess this means he's over his worries you posted in the UK forum??


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Agree with Nich-Nick. If your husband is eligible to file based on 5-year residency, he should do that. Much less documents to send and in most cases much smoother process compared to marriage-based cases.

:goofy: Nich-Nich & nwctzn:

Well as I was putting the packet together yesterday to take to the post office, I re-read everything. I HAD checked the box that said he had been in the US for more than 5 years instead of the one that said 3 years and married to a citizen, but somehow missed the part where he didn't have to include all the stuff with me in it. So I am hoping, after reading your posts (unfortunately after we posted the packet), that the USCIS will realize we just sent too much and perhaps throw the others out (crossed-fingers) so it might go a little faster. Thanks for verifying that though.

I have also wondered how they pick the interview locations because we live on the Gulf Coast of Alabama and we will have to drive to Atlanta which is over 5 hours for both the interview and the Oath ceremonty where New Orleans has a location and it is only 2-1/2 hours from us and Keith's biometrics will even be in Metarie, LA, which is in the New Orleans vicinity. Strange! :goofy:


K1 PROCESS:

04/08/05 . . . . Sent I-129F to TSC

08/31/05 . . . . London Interview - APPROVED

AOS PROCESS:

10/06/05 . . . . Sent AOS/EAD/AP to Chicago Lockbox

05/16/06 . . . . APPROVED.

REMOVING CONDITIONS PROCESS:

03/03/08 . . . . Sent I-751 packet to TSC.

02/27/09 . . . . APPROVED.

CITIZENSHIP PROCESS:

05/21/12 . . . . Sent N-400 packet to Dallas lockbox

09/11/12 . . . . Interview in Atlanta. Oath ceremony same day. Keith is a U.S. Citizen!

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I have also wondered how they pick the interview locations because we live on the Gulf Coast of Alabama and we will have to drive to Atlanta which is over 5 hours for both the interview and the Oath ceremonty where New Orleans has a location and it is only 2-1/2 hours from us and Keith's biometrics will even be in Metarie, LA, which is in the New Orleans vicinity.

It's based on your federal judicial district I think. You have live within the jurisdiction of the court which grants the naturalization. I don't know about all the ceremonies, but ours last week was in a gymnasium with thousands of people (1646 taking the oath). Yet it was a court session...all rise for the judge, he enters in robe and sits at the (raised podium) bench, declares court come to order, and even a court reporter.

Your oath ceremony might not be in Atlanta. Sometimes they schedule them at other places. Here's some news of Oath ceremonies in Alabama.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/05/forty-nine_immigrants_take_oat.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2012/05/their_stories_vary_but_newest.html


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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It's based on your federal judicial district I think. You have live within the jurisdiction of the court which grants the naturalization. I don't know about all the ceremonies, but ours last week was in a gymnasium with thousands of people (1646 taking the oath). Yet it was a court session...all rise for the judge, he enters in robe and sits at the (raised podium) bench, declares court come to order, and even a court reporter.

Your oath ceremony might not be in Atlanta. Sometimes they schedule them at other places. Here's some news of Oath ceremonies in Alabama.

http://blog.al.com/s...s_take_oat.html

http://blog.al.com/l...but_newest.html

:goofy: Very interesting. We live nearly in Mobile and that is where the second link you sent me was from. And we have lived in B'ham where my mom still lives so the other one was done there. Wonder how/when they determine who goes where for the Oath Ceremony? I don't suppose there is anywhere on the USCIS site to figure that out. Thanks! :goofy:


K1 PROCESS:

04/08/05 . . . . Sent I-129F to TSC

08/31/05 . . . . London Interview - APPROVED

AOS PROCESS:

10/06/05 . . . . Sent AOS/EAD/AP to Chicago Lockbox

05/16/06 . . . . APPROVED.

REMOVING CONDITIONS PROCESS:

03/03/08 . . . . Sent I-751 packet to TSC.

02/27/09 . . . . APPROVED.

CITIZENSHIP PROCESS:

05/21/12 . . . . Sent N-400 packet to Dallas lockbox

09/11/12 . . . . Interview in Atlanta. Oath ceremony same day. Keith is a U.S. Citizen!

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I have also wondered how they pick the interview locations because we live on the Gulf Coast of Alabama and we will have to drive to Atlanta which is over 5 hours for both the interview and the Oath ceremonty where New Orleans has a location and it is only 2-1/2 hours from us and Keith's biometrics will even be in Metarie, LA, which is in the New Orleans vicinity. Strange! :goofy:

We also live on the gulf coast, over in MS. I'm surprised that they send you all the way to Atlanta! That's terrible! My appointments are always in Metairie, and I thought that was a long way to go. :no: I see that MS has a "satellite" office but that AL doesn't. :bonk:

I am half expecting my interview will be in Jackson at the satellite office but I'm not entirely sure. I have heard from others that live here that they had their oath ceremonies here in town or in Jackson. I've read on here that someone in Pensacola had their interview in Jacksonville and their oath ceremony in Pensacola, so if Pensacola has them then surely our cities will too? It's very confusing and I wish there was some way to find this information out! I'm tempted to call USCIS and see if they can enlighten me... :blink:

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We also live on the gulf coast, over in MS. I'm surprised that they send you all the way to Atlanta! That's terrible! My appointments are always in Metairie, and I thought that was a long way to go. :no: I see that MS has a "satellite" office but that AL doesn't. :bonk:

I am half expecting my interview will be in Jackson at the satellite office but I'm not entirely sure. I have heard from others that live here that they had their oath ceremonies here in town or in Jackson. I've read on here that someone in Pensacola had their interview in Jacksonville and their oath ceremony in Pensacola, so if Pensacola has them then surely our cities will too? It's very confusing and I wish there was some way to find this information out! I'm tempted to call USCIS and see if they can enlighten me... :blink:

:goofy: We used to live in B'ham and that is where Keith got his biometrics done up there and we had to go to Atlanta for the Lifting of his Conditions interview which was fine living in B'ham. I thought besides the Metairie office for biometrics there was a Field Office (for interview) in New Orelans, but maybe I thought wrong and it is Jackson, MS. Jackson is closer (4 hours) than Atlanta for us too. Who knows! :goofy:


K1 PROCESS:

04/08/05 . . . . Sent I-129F to TSC

08/31/05 . . . . London Interview - APPROVED

AOS PROCESS:

10/06/05 . . . . Sent AOS/EAD/AP to Chicago Lockbox

05/16/06 . . . . APPROVED.

REMOVING CONDITIONS PROCESS:

03/03/08 . . . . Sent I-751 packet to TSC.

02/27/09 . . . . APPROVED.

CITIZENSHIP PROCESS:

05/21/12 . . . . Sent N-400 packet to Dallas lockbox

09/11/12 . . . . Interview in Atlanta. Oath ceremony same day. Keith is a U.S. Citizen!

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:goofy: We used to live in B'ham and that is where Keith got his biometrics done up there and we had to go to Atlanta for the Lifting of his Conditions interview which was fine living in B'ham. I thought besides the Metairie office for biometrics there was a Field Office (for interview) in New Orelans, but maybe I thought wrong and it is Jackson, MS. Jackson is closer (4 hours) than Atlanta for us too. Who knows! :goofy:

There might be another office in New Orleans, it is not on the USCIS website if there is though. I'm going to call them and ask. I'll let you know what they say. :)

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There might be another office in New Orleans, it is not on the USCIS website if there is though. I'm going to call them and ask. I'll let you know what they say. :)

:goofy: Ok. It may just be that they consider the Metairie location the New Orleans location but for some reason I was thinking the biometrics got done in Metairie and the Interview was at a USCIS office in N.O. but again, I could be wrong.

Hubby and I were in Biloxi a few weeks ago at Palace Resort Casino. We have been about three times in the last 2 yeasr. We are not gamblers but only take $50 each and do the penny slots. We won back our $100 and even made $79 last time. It is only about 1-1/2 hours from us. You live near Biloxi? :goofy:


K1 PROCESS:

04/08/05 . . . . Sent I-129F to TSC

08/31/05 . . . . London Interview - APPROVED

AOS PROCESS:

10/06/05 . . . . Sent AOS/EAD/AP to Chicago Lockbox

05/16/06 . . . . APPROVED.

REMOVING CONDITIONS PROCESS:

03/03/08 . . . . Sent I-751 packet to TSC.

02/27/09 . . . . APPROVED.

CITIZENSHIP PROCESS:

05/21/12 . . . . Sent N-400 packet to Dallas lockbox

09/11/12 . . . . Interview in Atlanta. Oath ceremony same day. Keith is a U.S. Citizen!

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:goofy: Ok. It may just be that they consider the Metairie location the New Orleans location but for some reason I was thinking the biometrics got done in Metairie and the Interview was at a USCIS office in N.O. but again, I could be wrong.

Hubby and I were in Biloxi a few weeks ago at Palace Resort Casino. We have been about three times in the last 2 yeasr. We are not gamblers but only take $50 each and do the penny slots. We won back our $100 and even made $79 last time. It is only about 1-1/2 hours from us. You live near Biloxi? :goofy:

Yes the Metairie office is the New Orleans office. I got through to someone who didn't have great English skills. He didn't really seem to understand my question and said that New Orleans was my local office but he also said that interviews are conducted in the state that you live in. I'm even more confused that I was before. :lol:

Yes, we live next door to Biloxi. Penny slots are the only thing worth playing in my opinion. We don't go to the casinos anymore but we have been many times! Good job on making your money back, you got lucky!

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we live on the Gulf Coast of Alabama

We also live on the gulf coast, over in MS.

And we live on the Gulf Coast in Texas.

Somthing we all have in common--the uncertainty of hurricane season each year. After evacuating for Rita (2005) and Ike (2008), I decided I was too old to pack up my life into my car and flee again. We moved 75 miles inland in 2009, a few days before our first anniversary. My husband has yet to experience a hurricane, but he did arrive in time to help me get the Rita damage fixed.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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