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We just received the interview notice (yay!). It asks, among other things, to bring originals of any documents copies of which were submitted with N400.

I assume that includes "real" documents like divorce and birth certificates etc.

 

What about "supporting documents"? We submitted several bank account statements, car insurance etc with N400 online. Those documents are electronic, so what we submitted is the "original" (PDF). Should we still print those out? Are they usually required at interview?

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31 minutes ago, br9k said:

We just received the interview notice (yay!). It asks, among other things, to bring originals of any documents copies of which were submitted with N400.

I assume that includes "real" documents like divorce and birth certificates etc.

 

What about "supporting documents"? We submitted several bank account statements, car insurance etc with N400 online. Those documents are electronic, so what we submitted is the "original" (PDF). Should we still print those out? Are they usually required at interview?

Yes print those. It’s always better to have something even if it turns out you don’t need it, than not have something and turn out you do need it.

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I usually subscribe to that ideology as well, but in this case it'll be a lot of paper (and a bunch of sensitive data that I need to find a way to dispose of later). 

 

Hence trying to find out if this is being asked for at interview. 

 

As a follow up - at the interview they look at but do not keep the originals, I assume? 

Edited by br9k

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My two cents:

 

My wife filed N400 (online) February 2018 and at that time we had not filed our 2017 tax return (deadline to file is April 15, 2018).  We of course had submitted all previous IRS tax transcript copies when we filed N400.  Her interview was February 2019 and she took the IRS tax transcript of our 2017 tax return to the interview (plus plenty of other paperwork).  The USCIS agent asked for the return and happily my wife had the return and supplied it.  

 

  Think about anything that might have changed or needs updating since you filed.  During this very long journey our motto has been "It is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it".

 

God bless and best wishes

 

  

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2 hours ago, JohnE said:

My two cents:

 

My wife filed N400 (online) February 2018 and at that time we had not filed our 2017 tax return (deadline to file is April 15, 2018).  We of course had submitted all previous IRS tax transcript copies when we filed N400.  Her interview was February 2019 and she took the IRS tax transcript of our 2017 tax return to the interview (plus plenty of other paperwork).  The USCIS agent asked for the return and happily my wife had the return and supplied it.  

 

  Think about anything that might have changed or needs updating since you filed.  During this very long journey our motto has been "It is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it".

 

God bless and best wishes

 

  

Agreed on this. I filed my N-400 June 2018 and submitted online as well our 3 years worth of tax filing including 2017. My interview was scheduled on April 8, 2019, though the deadline of tax filing is April 15, we already filed our taxes for 2018 and I will bring it on my interview just in case the IO asks for it. Better be ready of updated documents and bring it along.


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We are bringing tax transcripts for all available years, but that's not what the question was about.

 

The question was about "supporting documentation" - copies of bank account statements and insurance bills. The originals of these documents exist only in electronic form, so to me it appears less than useful to bring print outs (as these print outs are, arguably, less "original" than the PDF files submitted with N400 online). 

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33 minutes ago, br9k said:

We are bringing tax transcripts for all available years, but that's not what the question was about.

 

The question was about "supporting documentation" - copies of bank account statements and insurance bills. The originals of these documents exist only in electronic form, so to me it appears less than useful to bring print outs (as these print outs are, arguably, less "original" than the PDF files submitted with N400 online). 

I assumed you submitted your application based on 3 years rule (being married to the US Citizen) to answer question, YES! you have to bring as much as you can even for automated and online kind of statements.

Each IO works differently, some don't care about other evidences and might not gonna ask about it, but there are some IO that are very tedious and wants more evidences even though you submitted them already online. 

 

Piece of advise, bring as well the most updated statements. You don't want to end up getting an RFE since you don't bring more evidences I guess, the more evidences you will bring on your interview the better, so that the IO dont have the reason to pending your application because of not bringing updated evidences.

 

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05/11/17: Date of I-751
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05/14/17: NOA Arrived in the mail & check cashed

06/22/17: Biometrics Appointment at ASC Manhattan

04/09/18: Online changed to case transferred to local office but no actual letter

06/13/18: Card Being Produced - NO RFE/NO INTERVIEW

06/16/18: Approval Letter arrived in the mail with 06/13/18 approval date

06/18/18: Card was picked up by USPS

06/20/18: Received 10 years Green Card from the mail

 

E-FILING (IOE) N-400 APPLICATION FOR NATURALIZATION

 

06/21/18: Submitted Online
06/22/18: Received NOA Online

06/23/18: Online account updated to Biometrics scheduled on 07/12/18

06/25/18: NOA letter arrived in the mail

06/28/18: Biometrics appointment letter arrived in the mail

07/12/18: Biometrics appointment at ASC Manhattan

02/28/19: In Line for Interview

03/01/19: Interview Date is on 04/08/19

04/08/19: Interview Day: Approved on the spot

04/09/19: We Scheduled your Oath Ceremony

04/12/19: Oath Letter arrived in the mail

05/02/19: Oath Ceremony

 

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