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Hello. My wife applied for AOS (filing date 3 APR 18) for her Green Card, which has an original issue date of 20 June 16. We were married and have been living in the U.S. since DEC 2015. When will she be eligible to apply for citizenship? I realize she need 2 years permanent residence plus 1 additional year (totaling 3 years for spouse of U.S. citizen). Do we start counting that additional 1 year once she --- eventually --- receives an unconditional Green Card, or can she apply after 20 June 19 (3 calendar years after first receiving a conditional Green Card)? Current AOS processing times for the California Service Center seem to be 16-21 months, and we hope the long delay won't postpone her applying for citizenship.

 

Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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7 minutes ago, BA2WA said:

Hello. My wife applied for AOS (filing date 3 APR 18) for her Green Card, which has an original issue date of 20 June 16. We were married and have been living in the U.S. since DEC 2015. When will she be eligible to apply for citizenship? I realize she need 2 years permanent residence plus 1 additional year (totaling 3 years for spouse of U.S. citizen). Do we start counting that additional 1 year once she --- eventually --- receives an unconditional Green Card, or can she apply after 20 June 19 (3 calendar years after first receiving a conditional Green Card)? Current AOS processing times for the California Service Center seem to be 16-21 months, and we hope the long delay won't postpone her applying for citizenship.

 

Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Edit. June 20th, 2019 (the 3rd anniversary of the date of issue of her first GC).

Edited by K1visaHopeful

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5 minutes ago, BA2WA said:

Wow, that was fast! Thanks so much for the information. So, even while her AOS is pending, we can proceed with the citizenship process correct?

Incorrect. She needs to be a permanent resident first then the clock starts (3 years minus 90 days if married 3 years to a us citizen or 5 years minus 90 days if applying based only on residency). The resident since date is when her aos is approved

 

edit: you may be referring to ROC instead of aos. If roc is pending it’s possible to apply for citizenship, even if the case hasn’t been approved yet 

Edited by p-ana

07/09/2018: ROC packet sent with USPS 2-day priority shipping

07/11/2018: ROC packet delivered to the Vermont Service Center

07/16/2018: NOA1 received by mail with 18 months extension (notice date 7/12 and check cashed)

08/07/2018: Biometrics appointment letter received by mail (notice date 7/27)

08/13/2018: Biometrics appointment at east Hartford, ct

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2 minutes ago, BA2WA said:

Perhaps not the correct forum, but any idea how long the naturalization process currently takes. We have 6 month old grandson in Argentina and won't feel comfortable leaving the country without BOTH of us having U.S. passports.

Depends on field offices, you can get an estimate looking at processing times on uscis website


07/09/2018: ROC packet sent with USPS 2-day priority shipping

07/11/2018: ROC packet delivered to the Vermont Service Center

07/16/2018: NOA1 received by mail with 18 months extension (notice date 7/12 and check cashed)

08/07/2018: Biometrics appointment letter received by mail (notice date 7/27)

08/13/2018: Biometrics appointment at east Hartford, ct

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Scrap my earlier post.

I think you're talking about ROC, not AOS.

Sometime in March this year she can apply. Add 3 years to the "Resident Since" date on her GC then deduct 90 days (NOT 3 months).

Edited by EM_Vandaveer

Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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2 minutes ago, BA2WA said:

She has a Green Card, though conditional. Doesn't that establish permanent residence? The two responses are very different.

You got my confused, talking about having filed for AOS. You filed for ROC. I edited my above response.


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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2 minutes ago, BA2WA said:

Perhaps not the correct forum, but any idea how long the naturalization process currently takes. We have 6 month old grandson in Argentina and won't feel comfortable leaving the country without BOTH of us having U.S. passports.

Speed depends largely on the field office, and how quickly the background check is completed.  Sometimes it gets held up, sometimes it can be quick.

 

Given the info in this thread since it started---it sounds like she's not eligible for Naturalization yet.  It seems you are getting some of your terms mixed up :) .

If she only has the 2-year conditional green card, she must apply for ROC first---there's no way around that.  She *can* apply for naturalization while the ROC is pending....but only when she becomes eligible to do so.


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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Just now, BA2WA said:

Her Green Card states "Resident since 20 JUNE 2016. Is that when the 3-year clock started ticking???

Yes.


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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Yes, I believe I've confused things. We applied for removal of conditions on her GC, which I though was AOS. She's had residence since 20JUNE16, so 3 years minus 90 days is when we can initiate naturalization, I hope.

 

No, she's not quite eligible to start the naturalization process, but we'd like to do that as soon as reasonably possible. There is a first grandchild we've not seen and have been afraid to leave the country to visit.

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17 minutes ago, BA2WA said:

Yes, I believe I've confused things. We applied for removal of conditions on her GC, which I though was AOS. She's had residence since 20JUNE16, so 3 years minus 90 days is when we can initiate naturalization, I hope.

 

No, she's not quite eligible to start the naturalization process, but we'd like to do that as soon as reasonably possible. There is a first grandchild we've not seen and have been afraid to leave the country to visit.

Removal of Conditions = ROC. AoS stands for Adjustment of Status (and/or Affidavit of Support).


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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