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Hi all,


So my husband came to the U.S. on a K-1 Visa and now has his 10 year greencard.  He has been a permanent resident now for 3 1/2 years so I know we are okay to apply for citizenship.  My question is regarding evidence to be submitted with the N-400 form.  From what I read in the N-400 information, most of the evidence of our marriage and life together would be brought to the interview - right ?  

And so am I correct in understanding that the only thing we need to submit(mail) with the N-400 form is:

- our $725 fee,

- a copy of his greencard,

- and a copy of our marriage certificate?


And that's all?


Sorry, I am just so used to sending in piles of evidence with the application that I just feel like I need to be sure I am understanding this correctly!:rolleyes: 

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Please review the document checklist at https://www.uscis.gov/n-400




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

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


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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Thank you Cheezees for the reply.  I actually have gone through that document checklist and the instructions several times - but they are different, which is why I am asking for clarification.  On the page link you provided their are several links.


In this link: (Instructions for Form N-400 (PDF, 260 KB) on page 10 of the instructions It says to include only the following "required" evidence with the application: photographs(but only if you don't live on the U.S.), a copy of the greencard, a copy of your marriage certificate, and then another form if you are military - and we are not.  It then instructs you to bring spouse's birth certificate, joint account info, tax forms and other proofs to your interview.  But again, it does not say to include these evidences with your N-400 application form.


But this link: (Document Checklist, Current Fees, Naturalization Eligibility Worksheet (PDF, 495 KB) says you should also send in (suggesting it should be sent with the application) proof of the spouses citizenship, and "documents referring to you and your spouse" - and lists "suggested" documents including joint bank account info, mortgage info, a child's birth certificate, tax transcripts etc.


So which one is correct?  The instructions or the checklist? 

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 I was in your same situation and applied as a married resident 3 1/2 years. I included photocopies of marriage certificate divorce documents, bank statements, a photo copy of our joint credit card showing both cards in the same name, and our three years of tax returns that That he sent for from the IRS the tax summary showing joint tax returns. We are seniors and had previous marriages. I also sent a copy of our home deed. I know that I probably didn't have to send these things until the interview, but like you, I am used to sending piles and piles of evidence and I couldn't resist and no one minded and I now have my interview date for February 1 so it all went smoothly. I had my biometrics on October 8. So I'm at the interview I will simply bring the originals of all the things that I sent with my application and of course everything else they required like my passport, green card, etc. It can't hurt to include a few extra things.

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