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Effect of I 751 Good Faith Marriage Waiver on N400 Application

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I married a USC and adjusted my status by I 485. Unfortunately, marriage did not work out and we got divorced after living together for about a year together. At the end of the marriage when we were fighting my USC spouse accused my of marrying them for immigration status and also accused of lying and cheating on them throughout the marriage. When I applied for I 751 good faith marriage waiver I candidly mentioned every detail of the marriage in the affidavit and supporting documents including these accusations. I also submitted pictures, emails, travel, insurances, band account, tax, memberships, cards, gifts etc. I 751 good faith marriage waiver was approved. Will USCIS question me again on my previous marriage and/or readjudicate my permanent green card which they gave me after I 751 waiver approval? Will these accusations or previous divorce lead to denial of N 400, revocation of green card and put me in removal proceedings? Should I be worried? Please advise. Thanks.

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I think they check. It is happening to me now. I went through two interviews and no decision made yet. Didn't deny but I am waiting for 33 days as of my 2nd interview in 9/11. I will keep you update.

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As you are applying under the 5 year rule, I really don't think it's going to be an issue. I am in a similar situation, and after everything I've researched, i know that when you get to your interview, the IO will ask questions about dates, what happened to the marriage to cause divorce maybe, etc.

Give them nothing more than what they are asking you, no need to say anything about the accusations that your ex-spouse made, i don't believe they'll be interested in that. All they want to do is verify that the info you have provided on the N400 is correct and true.

As for me, when and if, the IO will ask me why I got divorced, I will simply say because I caught my ex-spouse cheating with multiple women. Unacceptable behavior for a married man!

What I will NOT tell them, is that after he got caught he went around town telling the people we met together as a couple, that I married him for papers, so that he could save face and not look like an a** (or the fact that he vandalized my car after we separated).

This stuff they don't need to know and may not necessarily want to know either, I also don't want to inundate them with all this extra stuff.

Hope this helps :)


I-751 ROC TIMELINE

05/17/11... I-751 packet mailed to VSC... 05/18/11... I-751 packet received... 05/24/11... Check cashed... 05/26/11... NOA1 received (receipt date 05/19/11)... 06/25/11... Biometrics Letter received (Bio set for 07/20)... 06/28/11... Early Walk-In for Biometrics (Durham NC)... 12/30/11... I-751 Petition Approved (called USCIS on 01/04 and was advised of approval)... 01/05/12... Card Production Ordered... 01/05/12... Approval Letter received... 01/XX/12... GC received in the mail... 04/08/14... 

 

N-400 CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE

05/09/14... Eligible to apply for Naturalization based on the 5-year rule...10/08/14... N-400 packet sent via UPS to Texas (finally!)...10/10/14... N-400 packet received...10/16/14... Check cashed...10/20/14... NOA1 received (Priority Date 10/10/14)...10/31/14... Biometrics Letter received (Bio set for 11/12/14)...11/12/14... Biometrics completed (Tampa FL)...11/13/14... Received yellow letter today (Dated 11/07/14)...11/14/14... In line for interview (e-notifications received at 12.36pm)...12/24/14... Interview scheduled (e-notifications received)...01/02/15... Interview letter received (Interview set for 02/03/15)...02/03/15... Interview completed Successfully!...02/11/15... In line for Oath! (e-notifications received at 7.00pm)...02/12/15... Oath scheduled & letter sent (e-notifications received at 1.30pm)...02/17/15... Oath letter received (Oath set for 02/23/15)...02/23/15... Oath Ceremony at 1pm in the Tampa Field Office... I'm officially a US Citizen!!

 

I-130 FOR MY PARENTS TIMELINE

11/14/16... I-130 packet for my parents sent via UPS to Phoenix

11/15/16... I-130 packet received (Priority Date)

11/18/16... Checks cashed, received emails and text messages at 5:22pm, cases routed to Texas Service Center

02/22/17... NOA2 for Mom received (Notice Date 02/15/17)

02/28/17... NOA2 for Dad received (Notice Date 02/17/17)

03/01/17... Status online shows application sent to NVC 

03/17/17... Received emails from NVC for next steps!

03/21/17... Went online to Choose an Agent

03/28/17... Received emails from NVC confirming Agent selection and to proceed with the next step (paying fees!)

04/05/17... Paid the $120 Immigrant Visa Application Processing Fee online today (Also eligible to pay the $325 Fee but will wait before doing so...)

April-August... Took a break from the process in order to move back from USVI to mainland USA.

08/07/17... Paid the IV Fees for both my parents ($325 each) today

08/23/17... Called NVC because payment still showing "In Process", was advised to email proof of payment to have them manually correct it

08/24/17... CEAC website shows "Paid" and can now have parents' DS-260 forms filled in.

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Exactly right. Coz the whole evaluation of the marriage was completed in order to get the green card :) now it's just ensuring dates are correct, that you've been here for at least 5 years, etc, you know how to speak & read english and us history, so we can get the citizenship :)


I-751 ROC TIMELINE

05/17/11... I-751 packet mailed to VSC... 05/18/11... I-751 packet received... 05/24/11... Check cashed... 05/26/11... NOA1 received (receipt date 05/19/11)... 06/25/11... Biometrics Letter received (Bio set for 07/20)... 06/28/11... Early Walk-In for Biometrics (Durham NC)... 12/30/11... I-751 Petition Approved (called USCIS on 01/04 and was advised of approval)... 01/05/12... Card Production Ordered... 01/05/12... Approval Letter received... 01/XX/12... GC received in the mail... 04/08/14... 

 

N-400 CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE

05/09/14... Eligible to apply for Naturalization based on the 5-year rule...10/08/14... N-400 packet sent via UPS to Texas (finally!)...10/10/14... N-400 packet received...10/16/14... Check cashed...10/20/14... NOA1 received (Priority Date 10/10/14)...10/31/14... Biometrics Letter received (Bio set for 11/12/14)...11/12/14... Biometrics completed (Tampa FL)...11/13/14... Received yellow letter today (Dated 11/07/14)...11/14/14... In line for interview (e-notifications received at 12.36pm)...12/24/14... Interview scheduled (e-notifications received)...01/02/15... Interview letter received (Interview set for 02/03/15)...02/03/15... Interview completed Successfully!...02/11/15... In line for Oath! (e-notifications received at 7.00pm)...02/12/15... Oath scheduled & letter sent (e-notifications received at 1.30pm)...02/17/15... Oath letter received (Oath set for 02/23/15)...02/23/15... Oath Ceremony at 1pm in the Tampa Field Office... I'm officially a US Citizen!!

 

I-130 FOR MY PARENTS TIMELINE

11/14/16... I-130 packet for my parents sent via UPS to Phoenix

11/15/16... I-130 packet received (Priority Date)

11/18/16... Checks cashed, received emails and text messages at 5:22pm, cases routed to Texas Service Center

02/22/17... NOA2 for Mom received (Notice Date 02/15/17)

02/28/17... NOA2 for Dad received (Notice Date 02/17/17)

03/01/17... Status online shows application sent to NVC 

03/17/17... Received emails from NVC for next steps!

03/21/17... Went online to Choose an Agent

03/28/17... Received emails from NVC confirming Agent selection and to proceed with the next step (paying fees!)

04/05/17... Paid the $120 Immigrant Visa Application Processing Fee online today (Also eligible to pay the $325 Fee but will wait before doing so...)

April-August... Took a break from the process in order to move back from USVI to mainland USA.

08/07/17... Paid the IV Fees for both my parents ($325 each) today

08/23/17... Called NVC because payment still showing "In Process", was advised to email proof of payment to have them manually correct it

08/24/17... CEAC website shows "Paid" and can now have parents' DS-260 forms filled in.

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The officer might ask you questions about your marriage, like dates, his name , maybe his social security number. They can ask as well why did the marriage end (it's up to the officer), you can be superficial in your answer or if you want to you can give a little details. but the officer cannot judge your N400 application over your marriage. Mellions of people divorce and become citizens. So as long as you are telling the truth, you will be ok. Good luck.

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Exactly right. Coz the whole evaluation of the marriage was completed in order to get the green card :) now it's just ensuring dates are correct, that you've been here for at least 5 years, etc, you know how to speak & read english and us history, so we can get the citizenship :)

I told the truth but I got to go through 2 interviews and no decision made. I/O did not interrogate me but he asked me about children that my ex wife has. Because she cheated and has kid with another man, we divorced. I/O question me why I divorced. I said she cheated on me. I did not tell him about the kid until later part. He asked why didn't you say she has a kid with another man. I replied you didn't ask me how she cheated on me.

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Exactly right. Coz the whole evaluation of the marriage was completed in order to get the green card :) now it's just ensuring dates are correct, that you've been here for at least 5 years, etc, you know how to speak & read english and us history, so we can get the citizenship :)

Did you pass your interview on the first one?

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Hey Worried_joel - Can you tell me yiur details, like did you get I 485 apprived through marriage? If yes, did you apply for I 751 jointly or I 751 waiver after divorce? Was either I 751 or I751 waiver approved? Thanks.

I did my I751 without my ex wife and I got my GC. yes I got my GC through marriage. I filed in the divorce and filed my I-751 after that.

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The officer might ask you questions about your marriage, like dates, his name , maybe his social security number. They can ask as well why did the marriage end (it's up to the officer), you can be superficial in your answer or if you want to you can give a little details. but the officer cannot judge your N400 application over your marriage. Mellions of people divorce and become citizens. So as long as you are telling the truth, you will be ok. Good luck.

I was reserved to tell them everything but it seems like I/O is interested to find out what is going on with my divorce and also why I divorce during my GC application.

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I did my I751 without my ex wife and I got my GC. yes I got my GC through marriage. I filed in the divorce and filed my I-751 after that.

Then how fast did you remarry again after getting the 10 years GC?

I think USCIS is scrutinizing your 2 marriages timeline.

e.g. married a USC got greencard, divorce and then remarried immediately.


Done with K1, AOS and ROC

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Then how fast did you remarry again after getting the 10 years GC?

I think USCIS is scrutinizing your 2 marriages timeline.

e.g. married a USC got greencard, divorce and then remarried immediately.

Divorce Finalize on Oct 2010, get to know my currently wife on the 2011 march. City Hall on the July 2012. So do you call that immediately?

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I married a USC and adjusted my status by I 485. Unfortunately, marriage did not work out and we got divorced after living together for about a year together. At the end of the marriage when we were fighting my USC spouse accused my of marrying them for immigration status and also accused of lying and cheating on them throughout the marriage. When I applied for I 751 good faith marriage waiver I candidly mentioned every detail of the marriage in the affidavit and supporting documents including these accusations. I also submitted pictures, emails, travel, insurances, band account, tax, memberships, cards, gifts etc. I 751 good faith marriage waiver was approved. Will USCIS question me again on my previous marriage and/or readjudicate my permanent green card which they gave me after I 751 waiver approval? Will these accusations or previous divorce lead to denial of N 400, revocation of green card and put me in removal proceedings? Should I be worried? Please advise. Thanks.

Don't be worried. Plenty of people have less than straightforward marriages/Green Card applications etc. and you are applying for citizenship on your own based on 5 years of LPR rule. I was divorced and remarried, and sent in the divorce document along with my application, and the Interviewing Officer only asked for the dates we were married and divorced. (it was from over 15 years ago so luckily I reviewed all dates beforehand).

Your I-751 has been adjudicated and you were approved for Permanent Resident and now it's just the step of all documentation for your Citizenship. And they will not revoke your green card and put you in removal proceedings.


CITIZENSHIP:
Eligibility Criteria: 5 years
xx-xx-1998: Eligibility Date
11-12-2013: Application Sent
11-19-2013: NOA Date
11-19-2013: Check/Money Order Cashed
11-22-2013: Bio-metric Letter sent Date
12-05-2013: Bio-metric Date
01-10-2014: In-line for Interview
02-06-2014: Interview Letter Received
03-12-2014: Interview Date

03-21-2014: In Oath Scheduling Que

03-24-2014: Oath Scheduled Notice Mailed

04-09-2014: Oath Ceremony

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