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Filed: IR-5 Country: India

Hi VJers , I am just wondering & want to make sure that from when i need to count the 3 yr residency requirement to file for Naturalization ?? I am married to a USC. So is it from my POE date ?

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02-28-14 -> I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox.
03-03-14 -> USCIS received. (Priority Date)
03-09-14 -> NOA1 received.
06-04-14 -> NOA2 received. Approved.
06-18-14 -> NVC Received case.
07-03-14 -> NVC Assigned Case#(Got Case# & IIN Over the Phone).
07-22-14 -> DS-261 Completed.
07-25-14 -> AOS fee Payment.
07-29-14 -> AOS fee shows PAID.
07-30-14 -> AOS Package Sent.
07-31-14 -> AOS Package delivered.
09-15-14 -> IV fee Payment.

09-17-14 -> IV fee Shows PAID.

09-18-14 -> IV Package Sent.
09-20-14 -> IV Package Delivered.

10-20-14 -> Case Complete.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia

Based on the date on your GC

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Third anniversary of permanent residency.

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And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times

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ROC Timeline

Sent: 7/21/12

NOA1: 7/23/12

Touch: 7/24/2012

Biometrics: 8/24/2012

Card Production Ordered: 3/6/2013

*Eligible for Naturalization: October 13, 2013*

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland

It is from the date stated on your greencard as "resident from...", In your case, that may be the same date as POE, but make sure to check your greencard.

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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I am not exactly sure what POE (Point of entry??)means but the 3years residency requirement is derived from the approval date of your Green card. That date is the official date you have been accepted as a permanent resident of America.. so from that date add 3 yrs. As you are planning to apply for Citizenship under the Spousal (3yr )condition you can check here(N400 early filing calculator) the exact date you can submit your application for early filing.

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10/13/2009-Package sent to Chicago (I-130, I-485, I-864, I-765) by Express USPS. -day1

01/07/2010-IV day, GC approved and card production email - day 86

01/08/2010-Welcome letter,01/12/2010- 2nd Green card production email.01/15/2010- 3rd email

01/16/2010-Received GC.- day 95

AOS Filers spreadsheet October 2009



10/09/2011-ROC eligibility window

01/03/2012-ROC Package sent to Vermont Service Center- day 1

01/09/2012-I-797 Receipt Notice received :priority date 1/5/12 - day 7

01/31/2012-Biometrics Appointment - day 29

10/04/2012-ROC approval letter - day 276

10/11/2012-Received 10yr Green card - day 283



10/09/2012-Naturalization eligibility window

10/10/2012-3rd Wedding anniversary

--/--/2012-Package sent to Dallas,TX- day 1

--/--/2012-N-400 Receipt Notice received :priority date --/--/12 - day

--/--/2012-Biometrics Appointment - day

--/--/2012-Interview letter - day

--/--/2013-Interview date - day



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