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Hi All. About to file my N400. (I'm a few days late and hating myself!!)

 

I tried searching but is there any info out there about Paper vs Online applications being faster/better/easier etc?

 

Thanks!

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I filed online.   What I liked about it is that USCIS receives your application instantly and you get a case number instantly too.  Also the fees are taken from your account the same day.   If you send them by paper it takes a few days to do that.   So its faster that way, even if for a few ways.   I found it really easy to fill out and your online account keeps all your information, documents, etc.   I would recommend it for many reasons.  

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1 hour ago, a.t.j24 said:

(I'm a few days late and hating myself!!)

There is no deadline for the N-400😉 Word on the street is that online is generally better.


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19 minutes ago, hopefulls said:

Am in the same boat too, trying to figure out which is better, online or paper. Somehow I was told that online takes longer, which I don't understand why it would.

I applied online for both of my parents. It is much nicer than paper. The whole process took about 5 months for both of them. 


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When I did my N400 in 2017 I did it on paper and then I found out you could do it online. Anyways it's done and I am a USC now but my case took about 15 months to reach interview/test stage pretty much because I live in South FL so the USCIS offices in this area are always backlogged. I usually hear here that online is faster. It's up to you what you prefer. 

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8 hours ago, a.t.j24 said:

Hi All. About to file my N400. (I'm a few days late and hating myself!!)

 

I tried searching but is there any info out there about Paper vs Online applications being faster/better/easier etc?

 

Thanks!

You shouldn't be asking this question in 2018 in an age when most things are done electronically over the internet! Even if you do a paper filing, your info is fed into a computer system eventually. Why not do it yourself by filing online and save the extra time and costs of printing paper and mailing it! I didn't even think twice before filing online! 99/100 people are filing N400 online now!

 

Online filing saves both ur and USCIS' time n overhead as someone has to process your paper forms and feed it into their computer systems!

 

Tagging @hopefulls too!

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