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A couple questions before filing N-400

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Hello Everyone! I'm back to this wonderful site after you all helping me 10 years ago with my K1 journey!

 

I'm currently still on my 10y GC, but it will be expiring in just under two years. I am finally pulling my weight and applying for citizenship. My two questions are:

 

On the n-400 form, Question 1, I'm down to two options; A and B. I've been married to my husband the entire time, which has been 9 years this November! Which option should I pick? Option B seems to require a tonne of evidence just like my original application for k-3, where as option A just has me as a lawful permanent resident for 5+ years. I haven't ever worked while living here (I'm a SAHM) Would Option A be applicable to me and the better route?

 

Second question is Part 9: Time spent outside the united states.

I have visited my family over the border in Canada Multiple times in the past 5 years. Our credit card statements only go back two years (To show when we purchased gas every time we visited) How am I suppose to come up with a list stating every visit time and how many times I've stayed over 24 hours? I've probably visited at least 6 times a year every year for the past 5 years always for two night and up to a week during holidays, but I do not have exact times and dates at all. Am I, to put it lightly, SOL? They are able to look up every time we've crossed to see if I'm lying or omitting, and I feel as though it may take a hit if I miss something. I'd greatly appreciate any and all help! My next step is to call in and ask!

 

I have nightmares already...nightmares of calling in and getting mixed info.

 

Thank you!

Edited by amberlm
I did K-3 not K-1

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4 minutes ago, amberlm said:

 How am I suppose to come up with a list stating every visit time and how many times I've stayed over 24 hours? I've probably visited at least 6 times a year every year for the past 5 years always for two night and up to a week during holidays, but I do not have exact times and dates at all. Am I, to put it lightly, SOL? 

You are able to look up every exit and admission record into the US for the past 5 years too:

 

https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home

 

Select "View Travel History".

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Just now, K1visaHopeful said:

You are able to look up every exit and admission record into the US for the past 5 years too:

 

https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home

 

Select "View Travel History".

Thank you for the quick response. I had absolutely no clue! This is wonderful!

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6 minutes ago, K1visaHopeful said:

You are able to look up every exit and admission record into the US for the past 5 years too:

 

https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home

 

Select "View Travel History".

I'm replying again, as although the site is awesome, my Canadian passport expired August 2011, and I haven't renewed/used it since, as I just have to use my Permanent Resident (GC) to drive over border. I'm assuming I'll have to actually contact and apply for info rather than receive it right away! Thank you again though for pointing me in the right direction! :D

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31 minutes ago, amberlm said:

I'm replying again, as although the site is awesome, my Canadian passport expired August 2011, and I haven't renewed/used it since, as I just have to use my Permanent Resident (GC) to drive over border. I'm assuming I'll have to actually contact and apply for info rather than receive it right away! Thank you again though for pointing me in the right direction! :D

Not sure then. I would contact CBP for your records.

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2 minutes ago, K1visaHopeful said:

Not sure then. I would contact CBP for your records.

I literally just finished sending in the request! Its a similar site. I was sent to a couple other outdated ones, but here, you make an account and submit a request!

https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/home

 

Hope it helps someone else in the same predicament! 

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