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Hey Guys,

 

I came to USA on 10/21/2014 on LPR  based on marriage to LPR . My wife was LPR in 2014.  She became US Citizen on 03/22/2016.  

My wife has already completed 3 years as USC on 03/22/2019. 

 

Should I eligible to apply for naturalization based on  'Permanent resident for three to five year"  ?.

I guess yes but thought I would ask here to make sure I am not wrong.

 

As in eligibility check list , I am  confuse  on :

 

1.I am married to ,and living with a US Citizen,

does this mean it only applicable to person who married to us citizen only before coming to USA or ?

 

Thanks 

 

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10 minutes ago, ymc said:

Hey Guys,

 

I came to USA on 10/21/2014 on LPR  based on marriage to LPR . My wife was LPR in 2014.  She became US Citizen on 03/22/2016.  

My wife has already completed 3 years as USC on 03/22/2019. 

 

Should I eligible to apply for naturalization based on  'Permanent resident for three to five year"  ?.

I guess yes but thought I would ask here to make sure I am not wrong.

 

As in eligibility check list , I am  confuse  on :

 

1.I am married to ,and living with a US Citizen,

does this mean it only applicable to person who married to us citizen only before coming to USA or ?

 

Thanks 

 

Its 5 years if you came on a family base visa F2A. 

3 years only apply K1 or married to US citizen before coming to USA.

 

 

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Posted (edited)

I disagree - the criteria for the 3 year rule is meeting both:

1) Been an LPR for 2 years prior to filing the N-400, and

2) Been married to a US citizen for the 3 years prior to filing the N-400.

 

How one obtained their LPR status (i.e. via marriage to a USC directly or not) is not a criteria.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Agree with above. While you can apply for citizenship ASAP under 3 year rule, you can also apply for it under 5 yr rule in August. If few months wait is no big deal, 5 yr is probably better option considering the evidences they seek.


Spouse:

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

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Myself:

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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Filing under the 5 year rule is definitely simpler.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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