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Hello! We are applying for the N400 based on 3 year marriage (marriage anniversary date of 1/1/2016 and greencard anniversary date of 4/08/2016). We applied for i-751 and it's currently still pending.

 

Our questions are as follows

 

1) For the travel history, it says to list the past 5 years, however, prior to LPR - my husband was traveling back and forth to the US for business. Do we also need to include those 2 trips? I'm asking because then it shows that he was out of the US for almost 400 days, which is accurate, because he was out of the US for that long with a work visa. After becoming a LPR, he only was out of the US for 15 days. 

 

Do we list travel history since he became an LPR? Or just go ahead and list all 5 years?

 

2) We only have filed taxes together in 2016 and 2017, we are not going to be filing 2018 until about March, can we still just go ahead and submit what we have? 

 

Thanks for any help!


AOS

1/14/2016 - Mailed I-485/130/131/765
1/15/2016 - USPS tracking confirmed delivery
1/21/2016 - Text message confirmations received
1/26/2016 - Physical mail receipts received for all 4
2/06/2016 - Biometric letter arrived for appt
2/19/2016 - Biometric appointment
2/29/2016 - Status updated on website: "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview"
3/08/2016 - Interview is scheduled for April 8
4/02/2016 - I-765 status set to: New Card is Being Produced; I-131 status set to: Case Was Approved
4/06/2016 - I765 Card was Mailed
4/08/2016 - EAD/AP Combo Card received in the mail; Greencard Interview same day,
4/11/2016 - Online update - I485/I130 are APPROVED!
4/13/2016 - Welcome Letter received in the mail; update online shows Greencard has been mailed

4/18/2016 - GREENCARD ARRIVED!!!

 

Removal of Conditions

1/10/2018 - Mailed I-751 Next Day Service

1/11/2018 - Arrived to PO Box in Laguna Niguel

1/11/2018 - NOA Notice Date

1/18/2018 - NOA(Extension Letter) physically received in mail

 

N-400 Application (While I-751 is still Pending)

1/14/2019 - Applied for N400 Online

1/15/2019 - Received notice of acceptance via email

1/19/2019 - Online notice received that biometrics was scheduled

2/04/2019 - Biometrics Appointment schedule and completed this day

2/05/2019 - Update on website that biometrics received and no information needed at this time

 

Waiting... 

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9 minutes ago, edpa said:

Hello! We are applying for the N400 based on 3 year marriage (marriage anniversary date of 1/1/2016 and greencard anniversary date of 4/08/2016). We applied for i-751 and it's currently still pending.

 

Our questions are as follows

 

1) For the travel history, it says to list the past 5 years, however, prior to LPR - my husband was traveling back and forth to the US for business. Do we also need to include those 2 trips? I'm asking because then it shows that he was out of the US for almost 400 days, which is accurate, because he was out of the US for that long with a work visa. After becoming a LPR, he only was out of the US for 15 days. 

 

Do we list travel history since he became an LPR? Or just go ahead and list all 5 years?

 

2) We only have filed taxes together in 2016 and 2017, we are not going to be filing 2018 until about March, can we still just go ahead and submit what we have? 

 

Thanks for any help!

so he got his first green card dated for 4/8/16 that is when his time would start to clock to be the 3 year rule and must have had the green card for 3 years if I understand, they will only look at his travel from the date he became a LPR and his first green card, with that being said it would be all travel after 4/8/16.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, edpa said:

Hello! We are applying for the N400 based on 3 year marriage (marriage anniversary date of 1/1/2016 and greencard anniversary date of 4/08/2016). We applied for i-751 and it's currently still pending.

 

Our questions are as follows

 

1) For the travel history, it says to list the past 5 years, however, prior to LPR - my husband was traveling back and forth to the US for business. Do we also need to include those 2 trips? I'm asking because then it shows that he was out of the US for almost 400 days, which is accurate, because he was out of the US for that long with a work visa. After becoming a LPR, he only was out of the US for 15 days. 

 

Do we list travel history since he became an LPR? Or just go ahead and list all 5 years?

 

2) We only have filed taxes together in 2016 and 2017, we are not going to be filing 2018 until about March, can we still just go ahead and submit what we have? 

 

Thanks for any help!

1) Just travel history since he became LPR. They don't care what happened before that.

2) Yes, you can only submit what you have. You can bring 2018 tax at the time of the interview.

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20 minutes ago, edpa said:

Do we list travel history since he became an LPR? Or just go ahead and list all 5 years?

Since becoming an LPR.


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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21 minutes ago, edpa said:

2) We only have filed taxes together in 2016 and 2017, we are not going to be filing 2018 until about March, can we still just go ahead and submit what we have? 

Yes.  Worst case scenario is that you get RFE'd for the 2018 taxes later on.  Most likely, you just bring them to the interview for them to added to your file.


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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2 minutes ago, AMSS said:

I have a question? The 2 years with Conditional GC its consider for Naturalization base on 3 year marriage?

 

You'd still have to file the i-751 to remove conditions on the card first (and pay that fee)---no way around that, unfortunately, before filing the N400 when eligible. 

 

(Note:  If you become eligible for the N400 while the i-751 is pending, you can file for naturalization then---you don't have to wait for the ROC to be approved first.)


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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1 hour ago, Going through said:

You'd still have to file the i-751 to remove conditions on the card first (and pay that fee)---no way around that, unfortunately, before filing the N400 when eligible. 

 

(Note:  If you become eligible for the N400 while the i-751 is pending, you can file for naturalization then---you don't have to wait for the ROC to be approved first.)

Agreed, this is the route we're taking since it's been over 365 days since we submitted the I-751 application. Hope so the citizenship process goes by quickly 🙏

Thanks everyone for the feedback! We'll be submitting tonight. Praying for a quick N400 journey! 


AOS

1/14/2016 - Mailed I-485/130/131/765
1/15/2016 - USPS tracking confirmed delivery
1/21/2016 - Text message confirmations received
1/26/2016 - Physical mail receipts received for all 4
2/06/2016 - Biometric letter arrived for appt
2/19/2016 - Biometric appointment
2/29/2016 - Status updated on website: "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview"
3/08/2016 - Interview is scheduled for April 8
4/02/2016 - I-765 status set to: New Card is Being Produced; I-131 status set to: Case Was Approved
4/06/2016 - I765 Card was Mailed
4/08/2016 - EAD/AP Combo Card received in the mail; Greencard Interview same day,
4/11/2016 - Online update - I485/I130 are APPROVED!
4/13/2016 - Welcome Letter received in the mail; update online shows Greencard has been mailed

4/18/2016 - GREENCARD ARRIVED!!!

 

Removal of Conditions

1/10/2018 - Mailed I-751 Next Day Service

1/11/2018 - Arrived to PO Box in Laguna Niguel

1/11/2018 - NOA Notice Date

1/18/2018 - NOA(Extension Letter) physically received in mail

 

N-400 Application (While I-751 is still Pending)

1/14/2019 - Applied for N400 Online

1/15/2019 - Received notice of acceptance via email

1/19/2019 - Online notice received that biometrics was scheduled

2/04/2019 - Biometrics Appointment schedule and completed this day

2/05/2019 - Update on website that biometrics received and no information needed at this time

 

Waiting... 

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They only care about since becoming an LPR. 

 

Before we applied, I asked the same question on VJ.  I was told to fill out 5 years even though he was LPR for 3 years, which showed those ridiculous 400 day lapses you speak of.  In the interview, the IO was confused and annoyed about including 5 years.   They had to redo the whole thing during my husband's interview based on 3 years since he had arrived.  It started the interview off very badly.

 

 

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