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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Indonesia
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Hi everyone,

Me and my hushband will move overseas soon.he get a job in China and that's not America company.i just got here in May 2014-and just got my first GC on October 2014.

We probably will out of US for long time (about 3 years more).and this make us wondering,am i still able to obtain citizenship under 3 year marriage?i won't work in China and we still fill tax in US.

If i still able to obtain naturalization thats great but if doesnt then i will be on tourist visa a whole life to visit my family in US (i guess?)

Would appreciate any help!thanks fellas :D


Our timeline heart.gifheart.gifheart.gif : December,21st 2013- Sent our I-129F packageDecember,23rd 2013- Texas lockbox received the packageDecember,27th 2013- Email Notification for NOA1January,2nd 2014- Alien Registration number changedJanuary,3rd 2014- NOA1 hardcopy receivedJanuary,29th 2014-NOA2 mailed(26 days)!*got information from USCIS at 8.30 pm (GMT+7)February,3rd 2014-NOA2 on handFebruary,19th 2014-NVC left!!!February, 25th 2014- NVC hard copy notif on hand (ask to fill in DS-160)February,26th 2014-DS-160 completed+Packet 3 sentFebruary,27th 2014- Package 4 received (email). Approved interview dateFebruary,28th 2014- Medical examMarch,3rd 2014-Medical exam pick up (approved)March,15th 2014-$240 visa payment done (Permata Bank)March,25th 2014- Interview date with my fiance rose.gif March,27th 2014- Submit his paystubs and my original birth certificate (APPROVED VISA!)April,3rd 2014- VISA ON HAND (L) :goofy: April,10th 2014- My fiance back to US for prepare our new lifeMay,19th 2014-Fly to Chicago! Total time until interview: 81 daysThe BIG PLAN:May,30th 2014- Officially mrs. Stephens wub.pngJune,4th 2014-Apply SSNJune,9th 2014-SSN card receivedJune,11th 2014-AOS package sentJune,16th 2014-EAD and AP initial reviewJune,18th 2014-Got Michigan State ID! can use this to join bank accountJune,18th 2014-Got text from USCIS for 3 of my applicationsJune,25th 2014-got 3 mails from USCISJuly,11th 2014-Biometric appointment at Grand Rapids, MI :dancing:July,26th 2014 Our reception! star_smile.gifAugust,13th 2014-Interview date scheduled for greencardAugust,22nd 2014-USCIS sent my EAD/AP card!woohoo!August,22nd 2014-USCIS sent interview cancel letter because we moved to Ohio<p>

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from Working & Traveling forum to the US Citizenship forum, which better fits the query. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Since you'll be overseas so long, you'll have to relinquish your GC and start all over when you're ready to move and live in the US. You won't qualify for naturalization under 3-yr rule as you won't have enough residency time in the US.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Poland
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Hi everyone,

Me and my hushband will move overseas soon.he get a job in China and that's not America company.i just got here in May 2014-and just got my first GC on October 2014.

We probably will out of US for long time (about 3 years more).and this make us wondering,am i still able to obtain citizenship under 3 year marriage?i won't work in China and we still fill tax in US.

If i still able to obtain naturalization thats great but if doesnt then i will be on tourist visa a whole life to visit my family in US (i guess?)

Would appreciate any help!thanks fellas :D

Of course you will not be able to - not even close. First, you will loose your green card. Second, there are physical presence requirement when you apply for naturalization that won't be even close to meeting.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Indonesia
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I see.well..thank you guys.we wont be in US for long time and just occasionaly visit family in US during christmas or summer.does anyone know i can just renew my greencard route or ended with tourist visa?


Our timeline heart.gifheart.gifheart.gif : December,21st 2013- Sent our I-129F packageDecember,23rd 2013- Texas lockbox received the packageDecember,27th 2013- Email Notification for NOA1January,2nd 2014- Alien Registration number changedJanuary,3rd 2014- NOA1 hardcopy receivedJanuary,29th 2014-NOA2 mailed(26 days)!*got information from USCIS at 8.30 pm (GMT+7)February,3rd 2014-NOA2 on handFebruary,19th 2014-NVC left!!!February, 25th 2014- NVC hard copy notif on hand (ask to fill in DS-160)February,26th 2014-DS-160 completed+Packet 3 sentFebruary,27th 2014- Package 4 received (email). Approved interview dateFebruary,28th 2014- Medical examMarch,3rd 2014-Medical exam pick up (approved)March,15th 2014-$240 visa payment done (Permata Bank)March,25th 2014- Interview date with my fiance rose.gif March,27th 2014- Submit his paystubs and my original birth certificate (APPROVED VISA!)April,3rd 2014- VISA ON HAND (L) :goofy: April,10th 2014- My fiance back to US for prepare our new lifeMay,19th 2014-Fly to Chicago! Total time until interview: 81 daysThe BIG PLAN:May,30th 2014- Officially mrs. Stephens wub.pngJune,4th 2014-Apply SSNJune,9th 2014-SSN card receivedJune,11th 2014-AOS package sentJune,16th 2014-EAD and AP initial reviewJune,18th 2014-Got Michigan State ID! can use this to join bank accountJune,18th 2014-Got text from USCIS for 3 of my applicationsJune,25th 2014-got 3 mails from USCISJuly,11th 2014-Biometric appointment at Grand Rapids, MI :dancing:July,26th 2014 Our reception! star_smile.gifAugust,13th 2014-Interview date scheduled for greencardAugust,22nd 2014-USCIS sent my EAD/AP card!woohoo!August,22nd 2014-USCIS sent interview cancel letter because we moved to Ohio<p>

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Poland
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I see.well..thank you guys.we wont be in US for long time and just occasionaly visit family in US during christmas or summer.does anyone know i can just renew my greencard route or ended with tourist visa?

So green card is for living in US - you can try to come regularly and keep it this way, but chances are at some point it will be taken away (saw that happen to my close friend). If you abandon it, as long as you're married you can re-apply for it if you decide to move back to US.

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