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I will complete my 5 years on September 18th 2020.  Earliest I can file is June 20th 2020.

 

I lived in Detroit, MI area for over 7 years, where minimum estimate for N400 processing is 5 months.  Now I live in Austin, TX area, and the service center near me is San Antonio, TX. Minimum wait time is much higher there.

 

Now that date is less than 2 years away, what can I do to accelerate my citizenship process?

Should I file from Detroit claiming I lived there for 7 years? Should I plan to have a 3-month temporary residence in a fast processing state?

 


Category/Country: Employment-3rd/Pakistan (Since Birth place is Pakistan, citizenship Canada)
11/04/2013 ---- Start of the pre-process
10/28/2014 ---- PERM Filing Date/Priority Date
03/23/2015 ---- PERM Approved
04/07/2015 ---- I-140 Filed
04/16/2015 ---- I-140 Approved
04/20/2015 ---- RCMP Report: Sent documents to Windsor Police. Will pick up results before traveling to Montreal
04/27/2015 ---- USCIS sent to NVC
05/04/2015 (May the forth be with you :dancing: ) ---- NVC received
05/18/2015 ----
NVC case number assigned
05/20/2015 ---- NVC email received with invoice

05/28/2015 ---- IV fee sent by overnight mail. (Since NVC system is down)

05/29/2015 ---- IV fee mail picked up and signed by * ****LEY

06/03/2015 ---- IV fee shows PAID, DS-260 completed, documents and pictures emailed to nvcelectronic

06/09/2015 ---- Scan date

06/09/2015 ---- Put on Supervisor review (1 week or 42 day wait start) - Police certificate missing. I was avoiding it till I go to Canada for interview

06/22/2015 ---- Talked to supervisor, she said since it is available from Canada through agencies even though they charge a lot, it is a must to obtain it. NVC review won't complete without it.

07/07/2015 ---- Police certificate sent in email. (received the email from commissionaire-ottawa)
07/10/2015
---- Case Complete (Also police certificate actually received. Also scan date of police certificate)

Note that my case is employment based, and since government already done thorough security checking on me in the past with my employment visa and NEXUS card, I think that clears my security faster than spousal cases.

08/11/2015 ---- Appointment scheduled
09/09/2015
----
Medical (Dr Lyndon in Toronto)
09/16/2015 ---- Consular interview (Montreal) - Approved. Visa wasn't ready at 3 PM; stayed second night in Dorval

09/17/2015 ---- Visa and passports pickup

09/18/2015 ---- POE - Detroit tunnel

11/05/2015 ---- Green card arrived in mail

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You're very unlikely to obtain citizenship, let alone meet voting registration deadlines, in that timeframe.

Do NOT lie to immigration, period. This is the quickest way to not only be denied, but potentially lose your LPR status.

 

Join the military?

https://www.uscis.gov/military/naturalization-through-military-service

https://citizenpath.com/expedited-citizenship-through-military-service/

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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I do not think intention to lie was in any part of my question. I asked for legal ways to fast track citizenship process WITHOUT ANY LIES OR ANYTHING ILLEGAL.


Category/Country: Employment-3rd/Pakistan (Since Birth place is Pakistan, citizenship Canada)
11/04/2013 ---- Start of the pre-process
10/28/2014 ---- PERM Filing Date/Priority Date
03/23/2015 ---- PERM Approved
04/07/2015 ---- I-140 Filed
04/16/2015 ---- I-140 Approved
04/20/2015 ---- RCMP Report: Sent documents to Windsor Police. Will pick up results before traveling to Montreal
04/27/2015 ---- USCIS sent to NVC
05/04/2015 (May the forth be with you :dancing: ) ---- NVC received
05/18/2015 ----
NVC case number assigned
05/20/2015 ---- NVC email received with invoice

05/28/2015 ---- IV fee sent by overnight mail. (Since NVC system is down)

05/29/2015 ---- IV fee mail picked up and signed by * ****LEY

06/03/2015 ---- IV fee shows PAID, DS-260 completed, documents and pictures emailed to nvcelectronic

06/09/2015 ---- Scan date

06/09/2015 ---- Put on Supervisor review (1 week or 42 day wait start) - Police certificate missing. I was avoiding it till I go to Canada for interview

06/22/2015 ---- Talked to supervisor, she said since it is available from Canada through agencies even though they charge a lot, it is a must to obtain it. NVC review won't complete without it.

07/07/2015 ---- Police certificate sent in email. (received the email from commissionaire-ottawa)
07/10/2015
---- Case Complete (Also police certificate actually received. Also scan date of police certificate)

Note that my case is employment based, and since government already done thorough security checking on me in the past with my employment visa and NEXUS card, I think that clears my security faster than spousal cases.

08/11/2015 ---- Appointment scheduled
09/09/2015
----
Medical (Dr Lyndon in Toronto)
09/16/2015 ---- Consular interview (Montreal) - Approved. Visa wasn't ready at 3 PM; stayed second night in Dorval

09/17/2015 ---- Visa and passports pickup

09/18/2015 ---- POE - Detroit tunnel

11/05/2015 ---- Green card arrived in mail

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48 minutes ago, fellaamazing said:

Should I file from Detroit claiming I lived there for 7 years?

1 minute ago, fellaamazing said:

I do not think intention to lie was in any part of my question. I asked for legal ways to fast track citizenship process WITHOUT ANY LIES OR ANYTHING ILLEGAL.

You must file based on your current residence.

 

Again...military would be your best bet in that timeline. I believe you must serve for at least 1 year then you can apply.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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5 hours ago, fellaamazing said:

I do not think intention to lie was in any part of my question. I asked for legal ways to fast track citizenship process WITHOUT ANY LIES OR ANYTHING ILLEGAL.

Why do you want to fast track so bad?  

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Unless there are drastic changes in processing times, there is little to no chance you would get citizenship in time to vote in 2020.  


USCIS

Married: 08/12/2016

I-130 sent: 08/16/2016

NOA1: 08/18/2016

Received email 09/19/2016 that I-130 was approved 09/17/2016.

On 09/21/2016, I-130 approval date changed to 09/19/2016.

I-130 approved: 09/19/2016

Received hard copy NOA2: 09/23/2016

Sent to NVC: 10/11/2016 No text or email from USCIS. Had to log into USCIS account to find out.

NVC

NVC Received: 10/18/2016

Case # and IIN#: 10/27/2016

Choice of Agent -DS-261: 10/27/2016

AOS Fee Invoiced: 10/29/2016

AOS Fee Paid: 10/29/2016

DS-261 reviewed over the phone: 10/31/2016

IV Fee Invoiced: 11/02/2016

IV Fee Paid: 11/02/2016

DS-260 Completed: 11/04/2016

Sent AOS & IV Package: 11/03/2016

Scan Date: 11/07/2016

RFE: 11/09/2016 (NVC wants I-864 instead of I-864EZ)

RFE Response Submittal: 11/09/2016

Case Complete by phone call: 11/10/2016

Case Complete by email: 11/18/2016

Interview Appointment letter by email: 12/01/2016

Left NVC: 12/02/2016

Embassy

Case Ready at Embassy: 12/05/2016

Case Ready and "touched" at Embassy" 12/16/2016

Medical Date: 12/21/2016 Sputum testing required so this sets us back at least a few months.

Interview Date: 01/04/2017  Interview went well.  We are in "administrative Processing" until negative Sputum Test result is received in March.  The consulate will then issue the Immigrant Visa. So there is nothing further for us to do.  We agreed to have the consulate cancel My wife's B1/B2 visa from an older passport and it was stamped "cancelled without prejudice".  We did this now so she would not have to go back to the consulate to have it done later.

Visa Issued:  03/07/2017

Visa in Hand: 03/08/2017

POE:  03/29/2017 Charlotte, NC  Processed quickly at airport (about 20 minutes with CBP) and was not even asked any questions.

Social Security Card:  Received 04/07/2017 (processed through CBP at POE)

Green Card Issued:  4/19/2017

 

Removal of Conditions

File ROC (I-751):  eligible 12/29/2018

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lots of folks already answeres your questions. i totally agreed!

1, if TX is your permanent (only) home address, your N400 will be processed by TX local office. your Detroit residence history has nothing to do with your case even they approve overnight.  if you just temporarily live in TX but still maintain Detroit residence and claim tax as Michigan resident, you are eligible to file as Michigan resident.  

2, if you are not refugee and you earned your permanent resident through work-based category, you can not do anything to expedite your case. Joining military might be an option but do you real want that  path ?   for majority N400 applicants, they just live with it. Being citizen or not would not give their lives big difference. Voting might be one of them but why so urgent to vote on 2020 ? 


ATTENTION!!!   Minneapolis N400 filers,  please use the link below to review others or update your status .!  Changes will be saved automatically. Best luck to all of us! 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1q2WooojyQKVxbF_N6bxO8muQM8QjybXZVv5QzSqDWAk/edit?usp=sharing

 

My N400 timeline:

  • 11/19/2017, e-filed
  • 8/10/2018, interview scheduled
  • 8/17/2018, interview letter received
  • 9/17/2018, interview day--approved! placed in line for oath
  • 10/1/2018,  Oath was scheduled
  • 10/2/2018, Oath PDF letter available online account.
  • 10/15/2018, Oath ceremony at St.Paul state courthouse.(330 days since e-filing)

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16 hours ago, fellaamazing said:

Should I file from Detroit claiming I lived there for 7 years?

 

 

 

15 hours ago, fellaamazing said:

I do not think intention to lie was in any part of my question.

 

Your previous post says otherwise.  If you no longer live in Detroit, you can't "file from Detroit claiming I lived there for 7 years."

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Second joining the Military.


“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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20 hours ago, fellaamazing said:

I will complete my 5 years on September 18th 2020.  Earliest I can file is June 20th 2020.

 

I lived in Detroit, MI area for over 7 years, where minimum estimate for N400 processing is 5 months.  Now I live in Austin, TX area, and the service center near me is San Antonio, TX. Minimum wait time is much higher there.

 

Now that date is less than 2 years away, what can I do to accelerate my citizenship process?

Should I file from Detroit claiming I lived there for 7 years? Should I plan to have a 3-month temporary residence in a fast processing state?

Unless you join the military then there is no way to become a USC by then. 

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Posted (edited)

Talk about derailing a thread with political fighting.    How does the fighting help the original poster?

 

Dear OP:  Unfortunately you won't be able to vote in 2020, or at least extremely unlikely.   That being said, there are other ways to take part in the election process and support candidates of your choosing, through volunteering and such.   I wish you luck in obtaining citizenship, regardless of whether you are wanting to be part of a red wave, blue wave, purple or something else.  

Edited by mtempelaar

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*** Many posts removed for being off topic.  This is an immigration forum; post with constructive, legal advice for the OP or do not post.  This is not your political soap box. ********


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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