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I am living in Louisiana. I got green card 5 years ago and ready to apply citizenship (form N400) now. I also have a plan to move to Texas in Jun 2019 to live.

Here is what i know:

1) There is a condition that you have to live in one address at least 3 months before apply for citizenship.

2) If i apply citizenship in Louisiana then when i move to Texas, my case will be transferred from Louisiana to Texas and that process takes long time.

 

So my question is:

     Should i apply for citizenship now (March) in Louisiana?

     OR wait to move to Texas and wait for another 3 months to apply (Jun + 3 months =  Sept)?

 

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1 hour ago, caiban1234 said:

I am living in Louisiana. I got green card 5 years ago and ready to apply citizenship (form N400) now. I also have a plan to move to Texas in Jun 2019 to live.

Here is what i know:

1) There is a condition that you have to live in one address at least 3 months before apply for citizenship.

2) If i apply citizenship in Louisiana then when i move to Texas, my case will be transferred from Louisiana to Texas and that process takes long time.

 

So my question is:

     Should i apply for citizenship now (March) in Louisiana?

     OR wait to move to Texas and wait for another 3 months to apply (Jun + 3 months =  Sept)?

 

I would advise you to wait in Louisiana and get your naturalization before you move if possible... The field offices in Texas are very backlogged and it can take 12-14 months for your citizenship in Texas. You could be done quickly in Louisiana...

 

Yes, you can apply in Lousiana and then move. If you do this,you just need to fill the AR-11 form online and mention your N400 case number - https://egov.uscis.gov/coa/displayCOAForm.do

 

Irrespective of what you do, your case will take a long time in Texas. So if you do plan to move, go ahead and apply in Louisiana as that will at least get you in the queue!

 

Considering that you plan to move in June, you wouldn't be eligible till September, that is a cool 6 months from now....

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