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n-336 Appeal Rejected Due to USCIS Mistake

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Hi All,

 

My husband applied for citizenship while I was serving a two year teaching contract in Saudi Arabia in order to be able to save up enough money for IVF.  We visited within 6 months in those two years until tragedy struck and while finally successfully pregnant I gave birth to twins in my 5th month, one died, and the other spent 4 months in the NICU.  The laws in Saudi Arabia dictate that I must be employed or leave the country, so I had to sign another 8 month contract to be able to stay by my fragile baby's side.  Obviously at this point my husband was not going to leave my side, and unfortunately his citizenship was rejected due to staying outside the US more than 6 months.  He appealed and had his n-336 hearing in which the officer was extremely sympathetic and simply asked for more evidence such as death certificate, hospital records, and medical and employment records for my husband in the US.  We had 30 days to send them that evidence and the only way to do that was online through his USCIS account.  We did it within 8 days.  Then, after 30 days he was sent a letter of rejection saying that we never uploaded the evidence asked for-even though it is CLEARLY on his account, I can see it uploaded with the date and everything.  I called the hotline and they were basically "sorry we can't help." He now has 120 days to apply to the judicial court in the district  where he lives.  NJ is the state we are in.  I'm so frustrated and have zero idea what to do! I can't find any information about filing this last appeal, how much it costs, how long it takes, etc.  Has anyone done this before? Please help! Thank you!

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First of all sorry for your loss and sorry for your husband's predicament.  Personally, I would try the USCIS ombudsman with respect to your husband's issue.

 

https://www.dhs.gov/topic/cis-ombudsman

 


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21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Moscow USCIS field office*
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