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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nepal
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Hello,

I just naturalized as a US citizen today. I came here as a student (f-1 visa) and got my GC through my father's status.

I wish to delete/shred all my previous forms that I had printed out.

But I'm unsure about what exactly to ask for. Ideally, I'd like a copy of everything they have in their system about me.

Please help/advise.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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So you want copies of your file so you can shred them?

Why?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Iran
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So why do you need to request more documents with your private information? Do you need paper for your hamster? If you are trying to ask if the government will shred/destroy them the answer is no.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Weird he knows he is vetting copies.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nepal
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I want to see what info and records they have. Geez. What's wrong with people on here? There's a freedom act to benefit citizens like myself, isn't there?

In any case, I got my answer from someone else who was kind enough to pm me. I can email them at uscis.foia@uscis.dhs.gov and request them anything to disclose any info they have about my immigration applications/change of statuses and what not.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nepal
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Do you need paper for your hamster?

wow. What on earth was that? Am I seeking advice to gain access to your personal files about how your journey started in Iran and ended in the US? Jesus! I thought we were all adults seeking advices and supporting each other, not to post nonsensical sarcastic and unnecessary replies.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nepal
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I have, of course. Have you actually applied for it? My father did it and they sent paper along with CDs with details related to his statuses and other applications (including visa/gc etc).

Anyway, nobody seems interested to provide a desirable input but rather, hellbent on making sarcastic and unnecessary comments.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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You need to read what you posted.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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OP I am sorry to say but your original question was not very clear. It sounded like your wanted to request info for the mere purpose of destroying it. As a result the people responding were mildly shocked because we all know, having been through the immigration process ourselves, or for our loved ones, that the US government keeps information about you forever, literally from the moment you applied to US for the first time and through to you becoming a US citizen. The immigration record will never be destroyed, closed, or cleared in any way.

Yes you are absolutely allowed to do a FOIA request, I am glad you have been provided witht he appropriate venue to seek out that information, sorry I am kind of coming here after the fact. Just FYI it may take anywhere from 4-6 months to received the actual info. Speaking from personal experience


K-1 Visa

Service Center: Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate: Mumbai, India

 

Met at University in UK: 2010

Engaged in India: 03/31/2014

I-129F Sent: 06/20/2014

NOA1: 06/25/2014

NOA2: 12/16/2014

NOA2 Hardcopy Received: 12/23/2014

Case Sent to NVC: 12/23/2014

NVC Case Number Assigned: 01/05/2015

Case Sent to Consulate: 01/08/2015

Case "Ready" at Consulate: 01/09/2015

Applied for PCC: 01/20/2015

PCC in hand: 02/23/2015

Medical: 01/23/2015

Completed DS-160 and paid visa fee: 02/20/2015

Interview: 03/13/2015 APPROVED :)--> Same day went into AP

Visa "issued" on CEAC webstie: 03/16/2015

:goofy: :goofy: Visa in hand! 03/18/2015 :goofy::goofy:

POE: 06/04/2015 :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:

AOS Journey

06.11.2015- City Hall Wedding

06.29.2015- Mailed AOS Package

07.01.2015 - Package Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

07.02.2015- Date Received as per USCIS

07.09.2015- NOA1 for EAD/AP

07.24.2015- RFE :ranting:

08.13.2015- USCIS accepted RFE response

09.08.2015- EAD received

Waiting for the interview :clock:

12.19.2015 WE GOT THE GREEN CARD IN THE MAIL!!!!! No interview :)

ROC

10.25.2017 ROC packet received by VT Service Center

11.02.2017- Received NOA dated 10.26.2017

11.29.17- Completed Biometrics

Waiting for the interview :clock:

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nepal
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Ah. Apologies for the misunderstanding. I just naturalized today so maybe I wasn't thinking properly when I made the posting.

Dohan, basically, I'm curious to see what they have in their system about me. I don't need info about my A number and SSN.

Anyway, I've already submitted my request. It seems like it takes about 3-4 months on an average based on replies on a different forum.

Thank you all.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Ah. Apologies for the misunderstanding. I just naturalized today so maybe I wasn't thinking properly when I made the posting.

Dohan, basically, I'm curious to see what they have in their system about me. I don't need info about my A number and SSN.

Anyway, I've already submitted my request. It seems like it takes about 3-4 months on an average based on replies on a different forum.

Thank you all.

One thing you have to realize about the FOIA unless you ask specific questions you will never get specific information. Like when people get denied at interview and want to know what the CO said at interview. They ask they get nothing or some other mess. You will never get "everything" the US government has on you. Never. So forget that.

If you are concerned about specific things like information gathered as a student at XYZ college. Ask that. Information gathered in XYZ city ask that. You have to be very very specific .


Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.

Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

 

Come join the current Interview thread: 

Complete-dq-to-interview-february-2021/

Case Complete to Interview Form

 

Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
 

 

 

ROC I751
5/21/2018: Filed i751 ROC
6/12/2018: NOA1 Date
3/5/2019: Biometrics Appt
12/28/2019: 18 month Extension has expired
1/9/2020: InfoPass Appt to get stamp in Passport
2/27/2020: Combo Interview (ROC and Citizenship)
3/31/2020: submitted service request for being pass normal processing time
4/7/2020: Card being produced
4/8/2020: Approved
4/10/2020: Card mailed
4/15/2020: 10 year green card received
 
 
N400
5/21/2019: Filed Online
5/21/2019: NOA1 Date
6/13/2019: Biometrics Appt
2/27/2020: Citizenship Interview
4/7/2020: In queue for Oath Ceremony to be scheduled
6/19/2020: Notice Oath Ceremony scheduled
7/8/2020: Oath Ceremony (Houston)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nepal
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One thing you have to realize about the FOIA unless you ask specific questions you will never get specific information. Like when people get denied at interview and want to know what the CO said at interview. They ask they get nothing or some other mess. You will never get "everything" the US government has on you. Never. So forget that.

If you are concerned about specific things like information gathered as a student at XYZ college. Ask that. Information gathered in XYZ city ask that. You have to be very very specific .

This is the sort of answer I sought. Apparently, I didn't ask right questions. Thanks!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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This is the sort of answer I sought. Apparently, I didn't ask right questions. Thanks!

You are welcome. I know the frustration. I have had friends request information and like 6 months later (its a slowwwwww process) they get nothing close to what they were asking). So be as specific as you can. You know the government. :goofy:


Case Complete to Interview spreadsheet

From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.

Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

 

Come join the current Interview thread: 

Complete-dq-to-interview-february-2021/

Case Complete to Interview Form

 

Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
 

 

 

ROC I751
5/21/2018: Filed i751 ROC
6/12/2018: NOA1 Date
3/5/2019: Biometrics Appt
12/28/2019: 18 month Extension has expired
1/9/2020: InfoPass Appt to get stamp in Passport
2/27/2020: Combo Interview (ROC and Citizenship)
3/31/2020: submitted service request for being pass normal processing time
4/7/2020: Card being produced
4/8/2020: Approved
4/10/2020: Card mailed
4/15/2020: 10 year green card received
 
 
N400
5/21/2019: Filed Online
5/21/2019: NOA1 Date
6/13/2019: Biometrics Appt
2/27/2020: Citizenship Interview
4/7/2020: In queue for Oath Ceremony to be scheduled
6/19/2020: Notice Oath Ceremony scheduled
7/8/2020: Oath Ceremony (Houston)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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