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Hello,

I've been a permanent resident for 6 years (IR6) and I am now preparing to file for naturalization.

My wife and I relocated to Colorado in Sept 2018 from Michigan and  so I am curious as to how soon I can file, given my state residency situation.

My wife and I stayed in an AirBnb during the first two months of our transition here and just obtained our own physical address and employment within the last three weeks.

 

Per the requirements,

  • The applicant must have resided in that location for at least three months prior to filing.
  • An applicants residence "refers to the applicant’s principal, actual dwelling place in fact, without regard to intent."
  •  "The duration of an applicant’s residence in a particular location is measured from the moment the applicant first establishes residence in that location"

https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/HTML/PolicyManual-Volume12-PartD-Chapter6.html

 

Does my physical presence here in September, albeit in a temporary home, qualify as establishing residency?

If not, what action exactly constitutes as establishing residency so I can know when to file?

 

Ultimately, this will dictate whether or not I file in the next two weeks or a later date.

 

Thank you


PROLOGUE

02/03/1997 - Arrived in the U.S.

10/??/2006 - Met in High School

08/05/2010 - We Got Married!

AOS

11/18/2011 - Medical Exam I-693 ($140)

12/05/2011 - Day 0 - Sent our package

12/07/2011 - Day 2 - Package delivered (USPS Confirmation)

12/09/2011 - Day 4 - Received text & email confirmation

12/12/2011 - Day 7 - Received NOA for (I-130, I-485, I-765)

12/17/2011 - Day 12 - Received NOA for biometics

12/21/2011 - Day 16 - Online Update: USCIS mailed RFE for I-485

12/27/2011 - Day 22 - Received RFE for blank/missing page 5 of I-864/Mailed back RFE response

01/05/2012 - Day 31 - Successful biometrics

01/19/2012 - Day 45 - Online Update: USCIS mailed notice for interview!

01/21/2012 - Day 47 - Received NOA for interview (Feb 27)

02/13/2012 - Day 70 - Online Update: EAD Card Production

02/16/2012 - Day 73 - Online Update: EAD Card Production #2

02/17/2012 - Day 74 - Online Update: EAD Card mailed

02/21/2012 - Day 78 - EAD in Hands! (Applied for SSN)

02/27/2012 - Day 84 - Interview at USCIS Detroit (No decision on the spot!)

02/27/2012 - Day 84 - Online Update: USCIS mailed notice of new permanent resident status!

03/01/2012 - Day 87 - Online Update: GC/I-551C Card Production

03/02/2012 - Day 88 - Online Update: GC Mailed

03/05/2012 - Day 91 - Green Card in Hand!!

NATURALIZATION

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51 minutes ago, B & K said:

Hello,

I've been a permanent resident for 6 years (IR6) and I am now preparing to file for naturalization.

My wife and I relocated to Colorado in Sept 2018 from Michigan and  so I am curious as to how soon I can file, given my state residency situation.

My wife and I stayed in an AirBnb during the first two months of our transition here and just obtained our own physical address and employment within the last three weeks.

 

Per the requirements,

  • The applicant must have resided in that location for at least three months prior to filing.
  • An applicants residence "refers to the applicant’s principal, actual dwelling place in fact, without regard to intent."
  •  "The duration of an applicant’s residence in a particular location is measured from the moment the applicant first establishes residence in that location"

https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/HTML/PolicyManual-Volume12-PartD-Chapter6.html

 

Does my physical presence here in September, albeit in a temporary home, qualify as establishing residency?

If not, what action exactly constitutes as establishing residency so I can know when to file?

 

Ultimately, this will dictate whether or not I file in the next two weeks or a later date.

 

Thank you

If you can show your receipts from that time then I would say you are good. 

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16 hours ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

If you can show your receipts from that time then I would say you are good. 

Thank you for your reply.

I'd be curious to know when, during the filing process, the evidence of residency would be requested or submitted.


PROLOGUE

02/03/1997 - Arrived in the U.S.

10/??/2006 - Met in High School

08/05/2010 - We Got Married!

AOS

11/18/2011 - Medical Exam I-693 ($140)

12/05/2011 - Day 0 - Sent our package

12/07/2011 - Day 2 - Package delivered (USPS Confirmation)

12/09/2011 - Day 4 - Received text & email confirmation

12/12/2011 - Day 7 - Received NOA for (I-130, I-485, I-765)

12/17/2011 - Day 12 - Received NOA for biometics

12/21/2011 - Day 16 - Online Update: USCIS mailed RFE for I-485

12/27/2011 - Day 22 - Received RFE for blank/missing page 5 of I-864/Mailed back RFE response

01/05/2012 - Day 31 - Successful biometrics

01/19/2012 - Day 45 - Online Update: USCIS mailed notice for interview!

01/21/2012 - Day 47 - Received NOA for interview (Feb 27)

02/13/2012 - Day 70 - Online Update: EAD Card Production

02/16/2012 - Day 73 - Online Update: EAD Card Production #2

02/17/2012 - Day 74 - Online Update: EAD Card mailed

02/21/2012 - Day 78 - EAD in Hands! (Applied for SSN)

02/27/2012 - Day 84 - Interview at USCIS Detroit (No decision on the spot!)

02/27/2012 - Day 84 - Online Update: USCIS mailed notice of new permanent resident status!

03/01/2012 - Day 87 - Online Update: GC/I-551C Card Production

03/02/2012 - Day 88 - Online Update: GC Mailed

03/05/2012 - Day 91 - Green Card in Hand!!

NATURALIZATION

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