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Morning, my appointment is coming up in a few weeks. The lawyer says I need to get a state issued form of ID such as a drivers license. Has this been asked of people at the interview? We have only temporarily lived in the state in which we will have the interview, I've never changed my drivers license as we are moving the day after the interview. I am worried I may have made a mistake in not changing my drivers license. Any insight? 

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You are not required to have a DL or state ID. I didn't have either at the time of my N400 interview.


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Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

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Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

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ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

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That’s why i don’t like lawyers. They be giving wrong informations so the client can think they are working... 🤦🏾‍♂️


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3 minutes ago, kemm360 said:

That’s why i don’t like lawyers. They be giving wrong informations so the client can think they are working... 🤦🏾‍♂️

Good morning! Always nice to see a fellow South African! Were you able to retain your South African citizenship without much issue? Im heading to the World Market today hopefully Ive heard whispers that they carry biltong. 

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Your GC will work perfectly well as a form of ID.


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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28 minutes ago, spinkycow said:

Good morning! Always nice to see a fellow South African! Were you able to retain your South African citizenship without much issue? Im heading to the World Market today hopefully Ive heard whispers that they carry biltong. 

GoodMorning, Haha i miss biltong. Will the salty sauce taste the same, let me know if it does lol? About the Citizenship issue, we will cross that bridge when we’re ready for the N-400 probably in 2022. 😂

Edited by kemm360

Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : South Africa
I-129F Sent : 2017-06-18
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-06-23
I-129F RFE(s) : None
RFE Reply(s) : None
I-129F NOA2 : 2018-04-19
NVC Received : 2018-05-08
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2018-05-10
NVC Left : 2018-05-16
Consulate Received : 2018-05-17
Packet 3 Received : 2018-05-30
Packet 3 Sent : 2018-06-01
Packet 4 Received : 2018-06-01
Interview Date : 2018-07-26 
Interview Result : Approved

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1 hour ago, spinkycow said:

Morning, my appointment is coming up in a few weeks. The lawyer says I need to get a state issued form of ID such as a drivers license. Has this been asked of people at the interview? We have only temporarily lived in the state in which we will have the interview, I've never changed my drivers license as we are moving the day after the interview. I am worried I may have made a mistake in not changing my drivers license. Any insight? 

I was asked for my driver's license. I've read were they ask this to show that you reside in the USCIS district. Most states allow you to get a state ID so I would say you should. All the best and let us know how it goes


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2 hours ago, spinkycow said:

Morning, my appointment is coming up in a few weeks. The lawyer says I need to get a state issued form of ID such as a drivers license. Has this been asked of people at the interview? We have only temporarily lived in the state in which we will have the interview, I've never changed my drivers license as we are moving the day after the interview. I am worried I may have made a mistake in not changing my drivers license. Any insight? 

Your interview letter should state what are the required forms of ID. Does it say license or state id as mandatory?

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I have to disagree with some of the earlier posters on this thread having gone through the Citizenship/N400 interview myself. This was in the Newark Office back in 2014.

 

I reckon you would need a DL or a State ID to prove that you reside in their (that particular field office's) jurisdiction.

 

Again, I am speaking from my experience as one data point. 


1. I went through Diversity Lottery Green Card and Citizenship application processes 

2. My spouse went through K1 (I-129F)  and AOS (I-485) 

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I would explain this one more time, the form of identification they are asking you is just to enter the building a green card or passport is fine, you already have the letter so do as the letter says, now if you need to provide residency in your jurisdiction a drivers license could be helpful but is not the only thing that you can show to prove this, you can show leases, mortgages, etc.

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Residence can be proven in other ways such as a current bill, mail from banks or the government. You know, the stuff you use to prove residence IN ORDER TO get a DL/state ID...

Edited by EM_Vandaveer

Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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