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My wife has been in the U.S. for nearly three decades, and twenty years before we met. She has all of of her stuff together and is a legal permanent resident. I really have nothing to do with her immigration status, as it has been the same for many years before I came into the picture.

 

She has recently begun the process of becoming a citizen.

 

Will I be subject to a background check? Is there anything I could have done that could disqualify her from gaining citizenship? Would the results of such a check on me be divulged to her?

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They will do a background check of your wife. That may or may not involve anything with you (the checks are a black box), but I doubt they would care about anything unless it was something that could be a concern for her (like - as a purely hypothetical - if you were a terrorist then it could raise questions about her). Barring something extreme like that, I wouldn't worry about any of your circumstances impacting her process.

 

The report results are not provided to the applicant. Since she has a green card already and renewed it multiple times, she's gone through these types of checks several times already. Unless there is some new inadmissibility, I wouldn't worry about it. She still needs to meet all the other requirements for naturalization, which can involve going back to how she got her green card and such, though.


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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