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Vanessa Slattery

N400 interview and documents

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Good Morning ! my inter view on the next November 7 at 08:00 am here in Virginia Beach . I filled as I am living in the US for more than 5 years and not based on marriage .

I have my appointment letter that says that I must bring this :

The appointment letter

My registration card ( green Card)

Any evidence of selective service registration



my doubt is : why when we look on other websites it says that we must bring tax papers ?

Should I bring my taxes papers , w2s? I can't find mine from last year because my husband filled because we got married in 2017 . He took this last tax returns to work and he is deployed now . Am I going to get in trouble if I don't show this last year tax paper ? do I have to bring all my taxes papers with me ?



I am beyond worried .


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Yes, if you read the instructions from the n400 it clearly states that they "strongly encourage"  to bring your tax returns from the last 5 years. .  I've read in some forums sometimes they ask for them, sometimes they don't.   Since you are filing based on the 5 year rule and not based on marriage, is less likely they will ask you for them, but you never know.  Just take whatever tax documents you have to the interview.    Good luck!  




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well I have my taxes up to 2016 I dint work in 2017 and I am not currently working now.

I tried the IRS webpage but for some reason they don't recognize me on their system maybe because I used h&block and Jackson Hewitt. they might have another system or misspelled something .

I am just missing the one that my husband filled with me on the takes which is last year 2017.

at this point I am just hoping for the best.


thanks for your help.

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On 11/4/2018 at 2:02 PM, Vanessa Slattery said:

I tried the IRS webpage but for some reason they don't recognize me on their system

I had the same issue when downloading mine---not recognized in their system.

I entered in my USC spouse's information was able to gain access then.


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here




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this maybe a little late for a reply, but its upto the discretion of the Officer if he asks for it...so dont get caught not having to bring any of the required documents...I had a traffick violation, and it said in the Interview letter, dont bother bringing the receipts or payments, but the Officer still asked for them during my interview, and was relieved to tell me he can schedule me for the Oath...Had I not brought them, I would have probably been given an RFE, so bring everything....you can ask your accountants to give you a copy that you paid your taxes...My officer didnt ask for my tax transcripts, I think theyd only check if they find out on their background check you owe IRS, but if they dont find anything, its ok....Good luck.

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