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Plenty of reasons. Some examples:

  • Not meeting the physical presence requirements
  • Having broken continuous residence by being abroad for 6+ months (in one trip or combined across trips with short visits to the US)
  • Lack of Good Moral Character requirement (usually due to criminal activities, tax issues, etc.)
  • Not having residence for at least 3 months in a jurisdiction before filing the N-400
  • If filing under the 3 year rule, not having a martial union (or not being married at the time of adjudication)
  • Failure to meet civics and language requirements
  • Refusal to take the Oath of Allegiance (without a waiver for certain clauses)
  • Having improperly or incorrectly obtained permanent residency in the first place

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

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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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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  There was a recent denial reported here for a letter sent during a fight during the K1 asking that it be withdrawn and the petition made it through anyway and at the N400 stage they decided the K1 had been improperly issued .   I don't remember the whole thing.   

   A cousin voted for Obama while on the green card,  they are back in Nigeria ( their sibling did the same and is now a USC so it isn't always a denial ) 

 


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Yeah, I'm aware of the case but won't post names/usernames. Basically, a withdrawal letter was sent during the I-129F petitioning phase, which is supposed to automatically and irrevocably deny or revoke the I-129F petition. However, this never happened and they went on to get the K-1 visa, do AOS, complete ROC, etc. During N-400 adjudication, they noticed the withdrawal letter and claim they were incorrectly granted permanent residency as a result.

 

Yes, a false claim of citizenship is a very, very serious issue and harmful not just to N-400 applicants but can result in LPR status being revoked + being deported with a permanent and unlivable bar of inadmissibility. Generally, registering to vote falls under this, but if one can show they were incorrectly registered (i.e. some DMVs used to do this automatically without asking about citizenship status) then it can be resolved. Actually voting has a strong presumption of a false claim to US citizenship, along with the potential for a severe criminal sentence. Again, one can overcome that presumption.


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

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: 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 am not familiar with all the terminology, for instance aos?  I was just wondering if someone has been gone to the interview and had issues there or after thinking the interview was good, they received a denial letter.  

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6 hours ago, geowrian said:

Plenty of reasons. Some examples:

  • Not meeting the physical presence requirements
  • Having broken continuous residence by being abroad for 6+ months (in one trip or combined across trips with short visits to the US)
  • Lack of Good Moral Character requirement (usually due to criminal activities, tax issues, etc.)
  • Not having residence for at least 3 months in a jurisdiction before filing the N-400
  • If filing under the 3 year rule, not having a martial union (or not being married at the time of adjudication)
  • Failure to meet civics and language requirements
  • Refusal to take the Oath of Allegiance (without a waiver for certain clauses)
  • Having improperly or incorrectly obtained permanent residency in the first place

To add to the already great list above...

  • Voting in national and state elections.
  • Claims of citizenship.
  • Findings of permanent residency was obtained fraudulently.
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36 minutes ago, gabby76 said:

I am not familiar with all the terminology, for instance aos?

AOS = Adjustment of Status (when you first file to become a legal resident and receive the 2-year green card)....can also mean Affidavit of Support, depending on how it's used in context.

 

ROC = Removal of Conditions (when you file to receive the 10-year green card)

 

38 minutes ago, gabby76 said:

 I was just wondering if someone has been gone to the interview and had issues there or after thinking the interview was good, they received a denial letter.  

It's happened, yes, for one or more of the various reasons mentioned above after the IO (Immigration Officer) or their supervisor looked things over.


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

 

Applied for US Passport - requested Routine/ Regular Service

Oct. 27, 2017 (Day 00) - Submitted Passport Application, filed in person at Post Office

Oct. 30, 2017 (Day 03) - Online tracker shows application has been received and is under processing

Nov. 08, 2017 (Day 12) - Online tracker shows "in final stages" and projected completion time of 11/13/2017

Nov. 09, 2017 (Day 13) - Passport received in the mail.

Nov. 10, 2017 (Day 14) - Naturalization Certificate received back in the mail.

 

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Thanks everyone.  I’m very nervous because I got my 1st green card in 1996 then honestly I forgot and didn’t renew it so in 2011, when I was changing jobs, the new employer called me and told me that my green was expired in 2009. So I went to the immigration office and renewed it.  No issues or problems.   But now I’m worried that they can use that against me.  

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Not an issue. A green card is only evidence of LPR status...forgetting to renew it doesn't lose your status or anything.


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

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: 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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14 hours ago, gabby76 said:

Has anyone have their citizenship denied? If so, could you share the reason(s) ?

This forum is to ask specific question(s) related to your case or something which you cannot find easily on the web. The answer to your question can be obtained easily by simply googling/binging your question

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7 minutes ago, gabby76 said:

Thanks everyone.  I’m very nervous because I got my 1st green card in 1996 then honestly I forgot and didn’t renew it so in 2011, when I was changing jobs, the new employer called me and told me that my green was expired in 2009. So I went to the immigration office and renewed it.  No issues or problems.   But now I’m worried that they can use that against me.  

You could have included this information in your original post and someone would have replied right away!

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