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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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My stepdaughter is a 20 year old college student(Full Time). Both she and my wife have 10 year Green Cards. They came to the US in November of 2010 and have permanent residence since March of 2011. I know that my wife can apply after 3 years. Does my stepdaughter have to wait 5 years ? On the application there is a section that gets the daughter's information, to what purpose?

My wife thinks that she will automatically be included in the application for citizenship and I believe she will have to meet the 5 year requirement.(And file her own separate application.)

Any clarification on this situation will be greatly appreciated!


K-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I-129f Sent: 2010-03-06

I-129f NOA1: 2010-03-08

I-129f RFE(s): None

RFE Reply(s): None

I-129f NOA2: 2010-05-25(78 days)

NVC Received: 2010-05-26

NVC Left: 2010-05-27(per NVC operator)

Consulate Received: 2010-06-01

Packet 3 Received: 2010-06-15

Packet 4 Received: 2010-09-11(88 days)

Interview Date: 2010-10-06(25 days)

Interview Result: Blue

Resubmit documents: 2010-11-03

Result: PINK!!!

Visa Received: 2010-11-10

POE: 2010-11-21(Houston, Texas)

Marriage: 2010-12-17

I-485 & I-765 Sent: 2011-01-15

NOA1 Received: 2011-01-2

Biometrics Appointment received: 2011-1-29

Biometric Appointment Date: 2011-2-15

Transfer Date: 2011-2-15

EAD Received: 2011-03-11

I-485 Approval: 2011-3-28

Green Card Received: 2011-4-02

I-751 Sent via FedEx: 2013-01-19

I-751 NOA Received: 2013-01-28

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She's over 18 so can't piggy back off of her mother's application.

She'll have to submit her own application and 5 year rule applies (can apply 90 days prior to 5th anniversary of course).


ROC 2009
Naturalization 2010

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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My stepdaughter is a 20 year old college student(Full Time). Both she and my wife have 10 year Green Cards. They came to the US in November of 2010 and have permanent residence since March of 2011. I know that my wife can apply after 3 years. Does my stepdaughter have to wait 5 years ? Yes, she'll have to apply under the 5-year rule

On the application there is a section that gets the daughter's information, to what purpose? Informational purposes only

My wife thinks that she will automatically be included in the application for citizenship No

and I believe she will have to meet the 5 year requirement.(And file her own separate application.) Correct

Any clarification on this situation will be greatly appreciated!



N400


Filing based on 3yrs/USC Spouse. 3 year residency anniversary is in August 2014. Filed immediately after the 90-day early filing mark (May 2014)


05/06/2014 - Mailed N-400

05/15/2014 - Check cashed

05/12/2014 - NOA Date

06/11/2014 - Biometrics Appointment

09/15/2014 - Inline for interview scheduling (was stuck in "Initial Review" for over 3 months!)

10/27/2014 - Scheduled for interview

12/01/2014 - Interview

12/19/2014 - I AM A US CITIZEN!


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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The OP indicated the stepdaughter is 20 now.

she will be automatic USC after wife if she is less than 18 yrs old

My situation was the same as your wife and stepdaughter. By the time I applied for my citizenship after 3 yrs of marriage/perm res, my daughter was over 18 - thus she had to wait 2 additional yrs and apply for citizenship on her own based on 5 yrs of perm residency. A slight annoyance but we're all done now.


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

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Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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