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Hello all. My long awaited naturalization interview date is on November 27 in NYC. It’s been a year long wait, so I’m excited, while also ensuring I’m fully prepared for it.

 

I have some questions on the documents that I was asked to bring. I’m listing them along with relevant questions below:

 

The letter states “you must bring the following”:

1. The interview letter - check

2. Green card - check

3. Evidence of selective service registration - I lived in the US between the ages of 18-24 on a F1 student visa so I was not required to register for selective service. Do I need to bring anything to show this or do I disregard this requirement?

4. Passport - check

(Additional items which were requested because I’m naturalizing as a spouse of a USC)

5. Marriage certificate - check

6. Spouse’s birth or naturalization certificate - my US born wife only has a copy of her birth certificate not the original. Can I take the copy along with her original US passport to prove she was born in the US?

 

While I wasn’t asked to bring documents to prove our ongoing relationship to the interview, I did provide joint bank account, lease, and joint tax filing during the application. Should I take these too?

 

Thanks in advance for your help in clarifying the above questions.

 

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2 hours ago, kb9 said:

 

3. Evidence of selective service registration - I lived in the US between the ages of 18-24 on a F1 student visa so I was not required to register for selective service. Do I need to bring anything to show this or do I disregard this requirement?

 

What was your status from 24-26 age? Cause if you were a permanent resident at any point during your 24-26 age, then you were required to register for selective service. Not doing it could jeopardize your application.

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30 minutes ago, love_my_wife said:

What was your status from 24-26 age? Cause if you were a permanent resident at any point during your 24-26 age, then you were required to register for selective service. Not doing it could jeopardize your application.

I went back to my home country (india) after F1 ended. I came back 9 years later with IR1 visa.

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Also, regarding your other documents, just keep all the documents with you that you think might be asked. Again, no pain in carrying all the papers with you! You never know what they ask for as their asks can be different for different cases and can vary from individual to individual!

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2 minutes ago, love_my_wife said:

Also, regarding your other documents, just keep all the documents with you that you think might be asked. Again, no pain in carrying all the papers with you! You never know what they ask for as their asks can be different for different cases and can vary from individual to individual!

Makes sense. How do you handle joint bank statement? Should I show latest statement or for all 3 years?

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On 11/16/2018 at 1:15 PM, kb9 said:

Hello all. My long awaited naturalization interview date is on November 27 in NYC. It’s been a year long wait, so I’m excited, while also ensuring I’m fully prepared for it.

 

I have some questions on the documents that I was asked to bring. I’m listing them along with relevant questions below:

 

The letter states “you must bring the following”:

1. The interview letter - check

2. Green card - check

3. Evidence of selective service registration - I lived in the US between the ages of 18-24 on a F1 student visa so I was not required to register for selective service. Do I need to bring anything to show this or do I disregard this requirement?

4. Passport - check

(Additional items which were requested because I’m naturalizing as a spouse of a USC)

5. Marriage certificate - check

6. Spouse’s birth or naturalization certificate - my US born wife only has a copy of her birth certificate not the original. Can I take the copy along with her original US passport to prove she was born in the US?

 

While I wasn’t asked to bring documents to prove our ongoing relationship to the interview, I did provide joint bank account, lease, and joint tax filing during the application. Should I take these too?

 

Thanks in advance for your help in clarifying the above questions.

 

You should also bring with you the most recent tax returns and/or tax transcript, along with proof that you still live together like a lease or rent payment stub. They asked for that at our interview, and we didn't think it was necessary since they didn't ask for it on paper. Since we didn't have the 2017 tax returns they postponed approval. We returned in person with the documents about an hour later, then we got the approval notice online the next day, but no info yet oath scheduling. 


K1 Timeline

07/29/2013 I-129F Sent via FedEx to Lewisville, TX. 07/30/2013 I-129F TSC Received. 08/01/2013 NOA1. 08/07/2013 NOA1 Received by mail.

10/30/2013 NOA2

11/04/2013 NOA2 Received by mail. 11/21/2013 USCIS shipped the approved case to NVC 

12/02/2013 NVC Received, LND case number provided, "At NVC" 12/04/2013 Left NVC! "In Transit"

12/11/2013 Medical - Completed! 

01/23/2014 INTERVIEW! APPROVED!

01/31/2014 VISA IN HAND!

03/31/2014 POE New York JFK 04/19/2014 WEDDING!

AOS Timeline

04/30/2014 Forms sent via FedEx to USCIS in Chicago, IL

05/10/2014 Received NOA in mail

06/03/2014 Biometrics @ Varick Street ASC - Completed!

07/12/2014 AP/EAD Approved!

07/18/2014 EAD/AP card received in mail!

08/18/2014 Notice of Potential Interview Waiver received

04/14/2015 GC approved and in Production!

04/18/2015 Received Welcome Letter!

04/21/2015 GREEN CARD ARRIVED!!

Lifting of Conditions Timeline

01/14/2017 I-751 Package sent via USPS Priority Express to USCIS Vermont Service Center

01/18/2017 NOA date

01/27/2017 Received NOA in the mail 

02/09/2017 Received Biometrics Appt Letter

02/21/2017 Biometrics Appointment 

12/21/2017 Removal of Conditions approved! 

01/02/2018 Received NOA in the mail

01/08/2018 Website updated to "my card was mailed," received text and email to same effect, and Green Card appeared on same day in the mail!

Naturalization Timeline

01/14/2018 Filed online, credit card payment accepted, NOA dated 1/14/18 appeared online 1/17/18. Received NOA in the mail on 1/19/18.

02/09/2018 Biometrics Appointment

10/10/2018 Interview Letter posted online

11/14/2018 Interview

12/07/2018 OATH!

 

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Hi! Just got back from the interview and happy to say I was approved.

 

Good tips above on taking proof of continued relationship like IRS transcripts and utility bills/lease etc. I was also asked for photos and while I didn’t have any printouts, the Officer was satisfied after I showed pics from a recent vacation, on my phone.

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