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I'm wondering if I should wait on applying for naturalization? Please help me determine this.

 

Long story very short;

- Came here on a K1 visa in January 2016.

- Applied for AOS and received my GC in August 2016. GC was printed with a 10 year expiration date when it should only have been 2 years. Was advised through infopass appointment to return physical card (I made a photocopy of front and back before returning it)

- Physical GC was returned to USCIS with I90 application and I never received a new one as it was processing throughout the 2 years. Received notice in Octobee/November 2018 that the card couldn't be printed due to it having expired

- Applied for the 10 year GC in May 2018, still awaiting the decision after having had the biometrics done in July 2018.

 

I'm eligible to apply for naturalization (N-400) 3 months before August 2019. It was my plan all along to apply at this time. Granted I thought I would have the physical card in hand. For the application I only need a photocopy of the card however just noticed that I need to bring the physical card for the test / interview. 

 

Should I wait on the 10 year GC before I apply? However long that takes. Received an 18 month extension later last year.

 

Thank you in advance! 

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08/17/2015 - I-129F petition/packet sent off
12/17/2015 - Visa Interview in Sweden. We're APPROVED!!!
01/14/2016 - P.O.E. @ Newark International Airport
03/21/2016 - Got married @ town hall
03/22/2016 - AOS, EAD, AP packet sent off
08/03/2016 - Became a Conditional Permanent Resident
05/07/2018 - ROC packet sent off

06/12/2019 - ROC approved (no RFE, no transfer, no interview)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You can if you want too. 

 

Most right ate being approved around 12-15 months. But you will just have a combo interview for the ROC/N-400. 

 

You can can also wait til you have the card and apply straight after it is all up to you and how you feel about it. 


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/08/18....ROC window opens

12/13/18....I-751 mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/14/18....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

12/20/18....Text with case number. TX service center

12/24/18....NOA1/Extension letter received

 

 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Georgia16 said:

You can if you want too. 

 

Most right ate being approved around 12-15 months. But you will just have a combo interview for the ROC/N-400. 

 

You can can also wait til you have the card and apply straight after it is all up to you and how you feel about it. 

I'm just not sure if it's going to be an issue in regards to the interview (N-400) that I don't have the physical card?

 

I have plenty of evidence showing the I90 back and forth which I also included in the I-751 application


Our Visa Journey (L) (See our Immigration timeline for a very detailed K-1 and AOS process)

 

08/17/2015 - I-129F petition/packet sent off
12/17/2015 - Visa Interview in Sweden. We're APPROVED!!!
01/14/2016 - P.O.E. @ Newark International Airport
03/21/2016 - Got married @ town hall
03/22/2016 - AOS, EAD, AP packet sent off
08/03/2016 - Became a Conditional Permanent Resident
05/07/2018 - ROC packet sent off

06/12/2019 - ROC approved (no RFE, no transfer, no interview)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, ckibs said:

I'm just not sure if it's going to be an issue in regards to the interview (N-400) that I don't have the physical card?

 

I have plenty of evidence showing the I90 back and forth which I also included in the I-751 application

Many people don’t have the card. Many people who choose to get the stamp after their 2 year GC gets it taken at that infopass appointment and just get the stamp instead and they will not have the 10 year either as it is a combo interview. So the stamp in your passport will work as your GC.


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/08/18....ROC window opens

12/13/18....I-751 mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/14/18....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

12/20/18....Text with case number. TX service center

12/24/18....NOA1/Extension letter received

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Georgia16 said:

Many people don’t have the card. Many people who choose to get the stamp after their 2 year GC gets it taken at that infopass appointment and just get the stamp instead and they will not have the 10 year either as it is a combo interview. So the stamp in your passport will work as your GC.

I didn't even think about that 🤔 I'm just so worried that they will mess it up again. I guess I'll do some more research, I was just thinking somebody else in here might have been in a similar situation.

 

Probably gonna make an infopass appointment to discuss it with an officer... not sure because they've given me wrong information in the past.


Our Visa Journey (L) (See our Immigration timeline for a very detailed K-1 and AOS process)

 

08/17/2015 - I-129F petition/packet sent off
12/17/2015 - Visa Interview in Sweden. We're APPROVED!!!
01/14/2016 - P.O.E. @ Newark International Airport
03/21/2016 - Got married @ town hall
03/22/2016 - AOS, EAD, AP packet sent off
08/03/2016 - Became a Conditional Permanent Resident
05/07/2018 - ROC packet sent off

06/12/2019 - ROC approved (no RFE, no transfer, no interview)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, ckibs said:

I didn't even think about that 🤔 I'm just so worried that they will mess it up again. I guess I'll do some more research, I was just thinking somebody else in here might have been in a similar situation.

 

Probably gonna make an infopass appointment to discuss it with an officer... not sure because they've given me wrong information in the past.

you could always just wait till you have your 10 year GC in hand. You can send the application the same day you have it in hand if that makes you feel more comfortable. I mean you don't have to apply for citizenship the first day you are available to do so (Know it will be nice to just have all immigration over with). 


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/08/18....ROC window opens

12/13/18....I-751 mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/14/18....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

12/20/18....Text with case number. TX service center

12/24/18....NOA1/Extension letter received

 

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Georgia16 said:

you could always just wait till you have your 10 year GC in hand. You can send the application the same day you have it in hand if that makes you feel more comfortable. I mean you don't have to apply for citizenship the first day you are available to do so (Know it will be nice to just have all immigration over with). 

 

Yea I know but like you mentioned yourself, we just want to get it over with... according to USCIS website a temporary stamp in your passport will be sufficient for the interview if you have lost your GC or if it's expiring. I'll do some more googling lol


Our Visa Journey (L) (See our Immigration timeline for a very detailed K-1 and AOS process)

 

08/17/2015 - I-129F petition/packet sent off
12/17/2015 - Visa Interview in Sweden. We're APPROVED!!!
01/14/2016 - P.O.E. @ Newark International Airport
03/21/2016 - Got married @ town hall
03/22/2016 - AOS, EAD, AP packet sent off
08/03/2016 - Became a Conditional Permanent Resident
05/07/2018 - ROC packet sent off

06/12/2019 - ROC approved (no RFE, no transfer, no interview)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, ckibs said:

 

Yea I know but like you mentioned yourself, we just want to get it over with... according to USCIS website a temporary stamp in your passport will be sufficient for the interview if you have lost your GC or if it's expiring. I'll do some more googling lol

Yes the stamp is the same as a GC so you will be fine. 


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/08/18....ROC window opens

12/13/18....I-751 mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/14/18....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

12/20/18....Text with case number. TX service center

12/24/18....NOA1/Extension letter received

 

 

 

 

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