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Me and my wife (US. Citizen) got married February 3rd, 2012.
I became a conditional GC holder on September 05, 2012 .
I have already Filed form I-751,on June 27,2014. They have transferred my case from vermont to california finally to local field office.
They said that, they will send a mail for interview on the letter that i received Feb 19, 2015.

I have even been to the local field office and they say that its in process, and they do not know when they will schedule my interview.
( They Send me a mail today saying that a decision would be made within 180 days, and if not to contact USCIS again, which I think is ridiculous. Since It's already been a year that I have filed for removal of conditional green card petition. (Mail received date 06/15/2015))

I read on a post of a lawyer (http://lawandborder.com/guide-form-7...ons-residence/ )that while the case is pending, one can apply for Naturalization.

According to USCIS rule one can file for green card they are married to a us citizen and have been a permanent resident for 2 years and 9 months. http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/f...DFs/G-1151.pdf

I wanted to know if it is wise to fill for U.S. citizenship / Naturalization or wait for 10 year greencard?

Has anyone reading the post gone through this process?

Things to look at,
Married Years, 02/03/2012 – 06/15/ 2015 = 3 years Plus 4 months and counting.

Permanent Resident Years (conditional)- 09/05/2012 – 06/15/2015 = 2 years Plus 9 months and counting.

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You can file for citizenship and often it will make your ROC petition move. I only read 3 years, not 2 years 9 months? http://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/citizenship-through-naturalization/naturalization-spouses-us-citizens


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Its 90days, before 3 years completion. that you can file for Naturalization. Hence 2 years 9 months.

You can file for citizenship and often it will make your ROC petition move. I only read 3 years, not 2 years 9 months? http://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/citizenship-through-naturalization/naturalization-spouses-us-citizens

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You can file for citizenship now, and plenty of people have done so. This forces USCIS to adjudicate the I-751 (the IO who conducts your N-400 interview may well adjudicate the I-751 and then the N-400 back-to-back).

If you are otherwise qualified and wish to do so then there is no real reason to wait.


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Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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Its 90days, before 3 years completion. that you can file for Naturalization. Hence 2 years 9 months.

I know i've read that as well, but I can't find WHERE on the USCIS website. LOL


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AOS

03/24/11 - Got married in the Boogie-Down Bronx, NYC!
04/21/11 - Mailed I-130,I-765, I-485, I-864 and I-693 - Day 00

04/23/11 - Application delivered - Day 02
04/28/11 - NOA (most forms) - Day 07
05/03/11 - Checks cashed - Day 12
05/31/11 - Biometrics completed in the Bronx, NYC - Day 40
06/24/11 - Received someone else's employment authorization card!!! What the...? - Day 64
07/01/11 - Mailed the poor lady's card back after calling USCIS - Day 71
07/07/11 - Received poor lady's interview notice! What??? - Day 77
07/15/11 - Received my own EAD card - Day 85
08/12/11 - Interview. Approved on the spot! - Day 113
08/18/11 - Received card in the mail - Day 119

ROC
05/28/13 - Mailed I-751 - Day 00

05/30/13 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/31/13 - NOA I-797 - Day 03
06/04/13 - Check cashed - Day 07

06/06/13 - NOA delivered to my home/Biometrics letter generated - Day 09

06/10/13 - Received Biometrics letter in the mail - Day 13

06/27/13 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 30

09/10/13 - Application approved! - Day 105

09/14/13 - 10 year Green Card received! - Day 109

Citizenship

05/10/16 - Mailed N-400 - Day 00

05/12/16 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/13/16 - Credit card payment accepted - Day 03

05/17/16 - Received text & email update - Day 07

05/20/16 - Received 1st NOA (dated 05/13/16) & created ELIS acct - Day 10

05/21/16 - Received 2nd NOA (dated 05/16/16) confirming my DOB and address - Day 11

05/22/06 - Biometrics scheduled (online update) and appt letter was mailed on 05/20/16 - Day 12

05/24/06 - Biometrics letter became viewable online (appt scheduled for 06/07/16) - Day 14

05/27/16 - Received Biometrics letter in mail - Day 17

05/31/16 - Was denied walk-in fingerprints with just 1 person left in line. Milwaukee office, boo! - Day 21

06/07/16 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 28

12/21/16 - Passed Citizenship test/Interview was successful! - Day 197

01/26/17 - I am a US citizen!!! - Day 233

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When was it transferred to your local office ?

I am in the same boat.

Feb 19th, I have applied for citizenship on jully 3rd, the mail was delived, now waiting to hear back from USCIS.

Sorry to interrupt but when does the married for 3 years timer start? From the date of marriage in a foreign country before even arriving in the U.S. or from the date the Green Card was granted at POE?

Thanks.

Married for 3 years as well as green card for 3 years.

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Sorry to interrupt but when does the married for 3 years timer start? From the date of marriage in a foreign country before even arriving in the U.S. or from the date the Green Card was granted at POE?

Thanks.

Please check this link: http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/article/chapter4.pdf

It answers your question and much more.

Feb 19th, I have applied for citizenship on jully 3rd, the mail was delived, now waiting to hear back from USCIS.

Married for 3 years as well as green card for 3 years.

Not quite true. Please see more details at: http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/article/chapter4.pdf


 

 

AOS

03/24/11 - Got married in the Boogie-Down Bronx, NYC!
04/21/11 - Mailed I-130,I-765, I-485, I-864 and I-693 - Day 00

04/23/11 - Application delivered - Day 02
04/28/11 - NOA (most forms) - Day 07
05/03/11 - Checks cashed - Day 12
05/31/11 - Biometrics completed in the Bronx, NYC - Day 40
06/24/11 - Received someone else's employment authorization card!!! What the...? - Day 64
07/01/11 - Mailed the poor lady's card back after calling USCIS - Day 71
07/07/11 - Received poor lady's interview notice! What??? - Day 77
07/15/11 - Received my own EAD card - Day 85
08/12/11 - Interview. Approved on the spot! - Day 113
08/18/11 - Received card in the mail - Day 119

ROC
05/28/13 - Mailed I-751 - Day 00

05/30/13 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/31/13 - NOA I-797 - Day 03
06/04/13 - Check cashed - Day 07

06/06/13 - NOA delivered to my home/Biometrics letter generated - Day 09

06/10/13 - Received Biometrics letter in the mail - Day 13

06/27/13 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 30

09/10/13 - Application approved! - Day 105

09/14/13 - 10 year Green Card received! - Day 109

Citizenship

05/10/16 - Mailed N-400 - Day 00

05/12/16 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/13/16 - Credit card payment accepted - Day 03

05/17/16 - Received text & email update - Day 07

05/20/16 - Received 1st NOA (dated 05/13/16) & created ELIS acct - Day 10

05/21/16 - Received 2nd NOA (dated 05/16/16) confirming my DOB and address - Day 11

05/22/06 - Biometrics scheduled (online update) and appt letter was mailed on 05/20/16 - Day 12

05/24/06 - Biometrics letter became viewable online (appt scheduled for 06/07/16) - Day 14

05/27/16 - Received Biometrics letter in mail - Day 17

05/31/16 - Was denied walk-in fingerprints with just 1 person left in line. Milwaukee office, boo! - Day 21

06/07/16 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 28

12/21/16 - Passed Citizenship test/Interview was successful! - Day 197

01/26/17 - I am a US citizen!!! - Day 233

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You I-751, application, must first be approved, in order for your N-400, to be processed.

OP is aware of that. However on a stalled I-751, an N-400 can push the adjudication.

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