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Should I apply for citizenship (N-400) while ROC (I-751) is pending?

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Hello, I received green-card through marriage and last September I become eligible to apply for citizenship.

 

Although, I applied for removing conditions over a year ago, I haven't gotten my permanent green card yet. I have the expired GC and extension letter.  Some people said it is taking uscis longer to process I-751. 

 

Should I wait until my I-751 gets approved or file N-400 while it is pending? I was told that filing N-400 may help. I am not sure if that is true. Would applying for citizenship hurt a pending I751?  

 

I appreciate any option. Thank you. Mark.

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It won't hurt your i-751 application in any way by applying for the N400 once eligible.  Generally it can do the opposite, in that the N400 filing forces USCIS to adjudicate the ROC a bit faster...some end up having a combo interview.


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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File for both - probably  a combo interview


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If your ultimate goal is to get US citizenship, it is a good idea.  It might or might not delay ROC, you might get comb interview,  you might have to go for passport stamp, but you are in the line for N-400 which is anywhere from 4.5 to 20 months waiting time depends on your local office.  I am waiting for ROC and applied when my window was open.

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22 hours ago, MarkDallasTX said:

Hello, I received green-card through marriage and last September I become eligible to apply for citizenship.

 

Although, I applied for removing conditions over a year ago, I haven't gotten my permanent green card yet. I have the expired GC and extension letter.  Some people said it is taking uscis longer to process I-751. 

 

Should I wait until my I-751 gets approved or file N-400 while it is pending? I was told that filing N-400 may help. I am not sure if that is true. Would applying for citizenship hurt a pending I751?  

 

I appreciate any option. Thank you. Mark.

 

 I applied online when I became eligible, I received my 10 year green card about 2 months after applying for the I-751, no interview. I agree with what everyone else is saying, applying for the N400 while the ROC is pending shouldn't be an issue.

 

7 minutes ago, MarkDallasTX said:

Thank you for answers. Do I have to go to interview? I travel a lot for work internationally. I am just curious if interview is required for N400 or I751 or both?

 

I know that some people have their interview waived for the I-751, but I haven't heard about anyone who didn't have an interview for the N-400.  I have heard that some have had their I-751 and their N400 on the same day.

 

 

 

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59 minutes ago, MarkDallasTX said:

I am just curious if interview is required for N400 or I751 or both?

It's required for the N400. 


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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