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Hi everyone, I apologize if these questions are asked or too much to answer and I posted some of them here but I think It would be helpful to let other people see and I want to make sure that I have no mistakes in my form so I am asking them here in one post.


Thank you in advance for answering. Much appreciated since I do not work with a lawyer because of the costs. 


1 - I am submitting N400 online. I was told that I can save and continue until I complete everything. Do I pay the fee online with credit card?


2 - If I finish the online form, how can I let a lawyer(if I can find a cheap one) double check it? Do I have to share my login or is there a system for them to be able to see my application?


3 - I live in Atlanta but I'm moving to Florida. How long does it usually take to apply for a passport?


4 - In what format I should upload files when filing online?


5 - If anything is missing or wrong, would I get a notification to complete or would it be denied?


6 - I had 2-3 speeding tickets in last 3 years. Do I have to upload receipts to show I paid them? Or is there any other documentation other than email receipts (since I paid online) that I need to upload?


7 - I am in a legit marriage and I am not sure if we have to proof anything with our marriage in this form. Do we need to submit photos or anything like that to prove that marriage is not fake? 


8 - Is traveling outside of US while N400 and I751 are both pending recommended? 


9 - I am not working with lawyer because they are expensive and my case shouldn't be complicated. What happens if I make a mistake in the form and my N400 gets denied? 


10 - I do not know the exact move in/out dates for some addresses I lived in 2015 and 2016. Can I guess the day and month? I really have no easy way of knowing exact day of the month I moved in with my roommates. It was during collage and some places were temporary but I always reported address changes to USCIS. 


11 - After submitting the form N400, Can I complete bio-metrics and interview in another country? (I would have to be in Germany because of medical problems)


Thank you again for any help.


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Honestly speaking, yes it seems u r asking too much questions without even reading the instructions first. You’ll get good responses if you read the instructions/guidelines first and ask the questions in areas of confusion or doubt.


You will find answers to bunch of ur questions in the following link regarding payment, files upload format, online access, RFEs  if they need any more information. 




For bonafide marriage evidence, provide the ones listed in n400 instructions.


for other answers.

3. Passport application is only after oath ceremony and receipt of naturalization certificate which will happen after lots n lots of months of processing.

6. People have been ignoring minor tickets but doesn’t hurt to disclose them if already paid. Online or email receipts shud be good.

8. Travelling is fine as long as u make sure u son’t miss important appointments.

10. Dates approximation is fine.

11. I don’t think you’ll be allowed to do biometrics/interview in a foreign country.





2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US






2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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1. Yes it saves your answers and will store your application for 1 month, if you haven't completed it by then it gets deleted. After you have completed the application you can pay with a credit card and when that goes through the system automatically submits your application.

2. After you have finished filling out the application (before you pay) their system, checks the form for you and will show a red/yellow/green or no flag to indict if you forgot to fill something out or need to up load more evidence. Unless your case is a difficult one, I wouldn't pay for a lawyer. I've done the whole process without one, only using vj to ask questions and read others people's experiences.

4. Where you get to the part of uploading evidence, it will tell you which files types you can upload,  I did pdf.

5. You will get a notification.

6. I paid my speeding ticket by mail, so had no receipt. I went to the DMV and paid $15 for my drivers history, which shows that you have paid, I also included a copy of the check. Your email receipts sound fine.

7. If you are doing the n400 based on being married for 3 years, they will tell you the evidence they need. I'm still married, but I filled under the resident for 5 years.

9. see answer for question 5.



Dec 31st 2011- I-129F sent
August 2nd 2012- INTERVIEW- APPROVED
August 10th 2012- Visas received
August 21st 2012- P.O.E Boston!

September 11th 2012- Applied for SSN.
September 16th 2012- MARRIED!!!
September 17th 2012- Received SSN.
October 26th 2012- Sent off AOS forms.

January 16th 2013- EAD and AP card issued.
January 26th 2013- Card received in mail.

May 29th 2013- Service request, as outside of processing times.

June 25th 2013- Green card/EAD stamp received in passport. Green card production ordered!

July 5th 2013- Green card arrives :)

August 22nd 2014- Daughter Born!

April 17th 2015- I-751 Sent.

April 20th 2015- NOA 1

June 2nd 2015- Biometrics Appt.

February 2nd 2016- I-751 APPROVED! 10 Year Green card issued!


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