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I am applying for N-400 online after 5 years of permanent residency. I received the GC through work and not marriage.

 

  • In the required evidence, the system asks me to upload a copy of my marriage certificate.
  • I have no issues with uploading the marriage certificate but am confused as to why this is in the required evidence tab since I didn't get the GC through marriage.
    • I thought the only evidence which would be required for me would be a copy of the GC
    • I just want to make sure that their online system is not classifying me in the wrong category for GC. I checked the box which said I have been GC holder for 5 years
  • Has this happened to others applying after getting a work based GC?

 

Thanks

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You have to verify your marital status, whatever it is. If you say you are married, then they require a copy of your marriage certificate as proof.


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Posted (edited)

As what Hypnos said if your status is married then you have to provide proof of that which is your marriage certificate, regardless if you got your GC thru employer, it's a proof of marital status so documents should be provided.

As of the evidence section, you can provide your past 3 years tax transcript. 

Edited by Lemon23

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05/12/17: NOA Date
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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

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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

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16 minutes ago, Help_us said:

Can I upload the tax transcripts a few weeks later or should I upload them before filing the application?

 

Thanks

It is advisable to upload them before submitting the application. You can download the tax transcript online. got to the below site and download them:

 

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

 

 

 


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05/12/17: NOA Date
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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 - END OF I-751 JOURNEY!

 

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

06/21/18: Submitted Online
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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 - END OF IMMIGRATION JOURNEY!

 

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05/02/19: Submitted application thru USPS - Expedited
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05/08/19: Received email, passport has been printed and it's on final processing
05/09/19: Received email, passport application has been finished processing with USPS tracking number and expected delivery is on 05/14/2019

05/10/19: Receive email from USPS informed Delivery - Expected Passport delivery is on 05/11/2019

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Posted (edited)
19 minutes ago, Help_us said:

Isn't the 3 year tax transcript only required if I was applying after a marriage based GC?

No, it is also applies under 5 year rule whether the green card obtained thru marriage or employer. USCIS wants to make sure you dont owe anything to the IRS and if you're filing taxes religiously.

Edited by Lemon23

VERMONT SERVICE CENTER - I-751 ROC

05/11/17: Date of I-751
05/12/17: VSC received our package

05/12/17: NOA Date
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 - END OF I-751 JOURNEY!

 

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 - END OF IMMIGRATION JOURNEY!

 

DS-11 - APPLICATION FOR US PASSPORT BOOK AND CARD

05/02/19: Submitted application thru USPS - Expedited
05/06/19: Received email, passport application is now traceable online thru Travel.State.gov website (https://passportstatus.state.gov/Search)

05/08/19: Received email, passport has been printed and it's on final processing
05/09/19: Received email, passport application has been finished processing with USPS tracking number and expected delivery is on 05/14/2019

05/10/19: Receive email from USPS informed Delivery - Expected Passport delivery is on 05/11/2019

05/11/19: Passport book received thru USPS Priority Mail

05/13/19: Passport card received

05/14/19: Naturalization Certificate back - END OF PASSPORT APPLICATION!

 

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I am concerned about the time it will take to get tax transcripts. In order to not delay filing, could I do either of these

 

1) File online now and upload tax transcripts in a few weeks. I thought one of the benefits of filing online was that it was easy to attach more evidence over time.

 

OR

 

2) Take tax transcripts to the interview.

 

Does USCIS have issues with looking at evidence which is uploaded a few weeks later after the initial filing? I would have thought that it would be a while until anyone looks at the application other than getting the biometrics appointment

 

Thanks

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Posted (edited)
10 minutes ago, Help_us said:

I am concerned about the time it will take to get tax transcripts. In order to not delay filing, could I do either of these

 

1) File online now and upload tax transcripts in a few weeks. I thought one of the benefits of filing online was that it was easy to attach more evidence over time.

 

OR

 

2) Take tax transcripts to the interview.

 

Does USCIS have issues with looking at evidence which is uploaded a few weeks later after the initial filing? I would have thought that it would be a while until anyone looks at the application other than getting the biometrics appointment

 

Thanks

Again tax transcript can be downloaded online, not sure why you don't want to do it. It's pretty easy unless you have problem with tax filing and that can be addressed prior to the interview.

 

Under the https://my.uscis.gov/account there is a disclaimer below:

Unsolicited information

You may upload documents that we did not request from you. If you upload additional evidence, USCIS is not required to review or accept these documents when making a decision about your case.
Edited by Lemon23

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05/11/17: Date of I-751
05/12/17: VSC received our package

05/12/17: NOA Date
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 - END OF I-751 JOURNEY!

 

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 - END OF IMMIGRATION JOURNEY!

 

DS-11 - APPLICATION FOR US PASSPORT BOOK AND CARD

05/02/19: Submitted application thru USPS - Expedited
05/06/19: Received email, passport application is now traceable online thru Travel.State.gov website (https://passportstatus.state.gov/Search)

05/08/19: Received email, passport has been printed and it's on final processing
05/09/19: Received email, passport application has been finished processing with USPS tracking number and expected delivery is on 05/14/2019

05/10/19: Receive email from USPS informed Delivery - Expected Passport delivery is on 05/11/2019

05/11/19: Passport book received thru USPS Priority Mail

05/13/19: Passport card received

05/14/19: Naturalization Certificate back - END OF PASSPORT APPLICATION!

 

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I disagree here! Under 5 year rule you are not required to send marriage certificates and tax return transcripts. You are required to take those to your interview though. My friend got approved last year on 5 year rule (work-based PMR) without submitting those. Personally I applied in February under the same rule. I didn't submit those either although I'm still waiting for interview. Read the evidence check-list / requirement on USCIS website.

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3 minutes ago, Mka19 said:

I disagree here! Under 5 year rule you are not required to send marriage certificates and tax return transcripts. You are required to take those to your interview though. My friend got approved last year on 5 year rule (work-based PMR) without submitting those. Personally I applied in February under the same rule. I didn't submit those either although I'm still waiting for interview. Read the evidence check-list / requirement on USCIS website.

Did you apply online or paper based? The system wont allow you to continue if you did not attach the required supporting documents such as marriage certificate, the tax transcript can be showed during the interview, but the marriage certificate is required whether the green card was obtain thru marriage or employer, and if you choose married as marital status.


VERMONT SERVICE CENTER - I-751 ROC

05/11/17: Date of I-751
05/12/17: VSC received our package

05/12/17: NOA Date
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 - END OF I-751 JOURNEY!

 

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 - END OF IMMIGRATION JOURNEY!

 

DS-11 - APPLICATION FOR US PASSPORT BOOK AND CARD

05/02/19: Submitted application thru USPS - Expedited
05/06/19: Received email, passport application is now traceable online thru Travel.State.gov website (https://passportstatus.state.gov/Search)

05/08/19: Received email, passport has been printed and it's on final processing
05/09/19: Received email, passport application has been finished processing with USPS tracking number and expected delivery is on 05/14/2019

05/10/19: Receive email from USPS informed Delivery - Expected Passport delivery is on 05/11/2019

05/11/19: Passport book received thru USPS Priority Mail

05/13/19: Passport card received

05/14/19: Naturalization Certificate back - END OF PASSPORT APPLICATION!

 

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1 hour ago, Lemon23 said:

Did you apply online or paper based? The system wont allow you to continue if you did not attach the required supporting documents such as marriage certificate, the tax transcript can be showed during the interview, but the marriage certificate is required whether the green card was obtain thru marriage or employer, and if you choose married as marital status.

Yes, online. I do remember struggling with the system a couple of times but eventually I was able to continue. The only thing is that you get an orange alert that if you don't upload a required document (something like that) your application may be denied. I only uploaded copies of green card and birth certificate for my dependent child who lives abroad as well as evidence of financial support per the check list. Hopefully, if and when I go for interview I'll give you all a more personal story.

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2 hours ago, Mka19 said:

Yes, online. I do remember struggling with the system a couple of times but eventually I was able to continue. The only thing is that you get an orange alert that if you don't upload a required document (something like that) your application may be denied. I only uploaded copies of green card and birth certificate for my dependent child who lives abroad as well as evidence of financial support per the check list. Hopefully, if and when I go for interview I'll give you all a more personal story.

Well I guess USCIS added some security on their online application based on OPs experienced. OP's can't submit the application without the supporting documents of marital status.

USCIS highly recommend to add supporting documents to avoid RFE or delayed on the application, though supporting documents can be provided on the day of the interview but that is added checking on the IO job since it needs to be checked prior the approval, so the approval would be delayed as well. Where in fact the uploaded supporting documents along with the application can be checked before the interview so the chances of same day approval will be high.

Edited by Lemon23

VERMONT SERVICE CENTER - I-751 ROC

05/11/17: Date of I-751
05/12/17: VSC received our package

05/12/17: NOA Date
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 - END OF I-751 JOURNEY!

 

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 - END OF IMMIGRATION JOURNEY!

 

DS-11 - APPLICATION FOR US PASSPORT BOOK AND CARD

05/02/19: Submitted application thru USPS - Expedited
05/06/19: Received email, passport application is now traceable online thru Travel.State.gov website (https://passportstatus.state.gov/Search)

05/08/19: Received email, passport has been printed and it's on final processing
05/09/19: Received email, passport application has been finished processing with USPS tracking number and expected delivery is on 05/14/2019

05/10/19: Receive email from USPS informed Delivery - Expected Passport delivery is on 05/11/2019

05/11/19: Passport book received thru USPS Priority Mail

05/13/19: Passport card received

05/14/19: Naturalization Certificate back - END OF PASSPORT APPLICATION!

 

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18 hours ago, Lemon23 said:

Well I guess USCIS added some security on their online application based on OPs experienced. OP's can't submit the application without the supporting documents of marital status.

USCIS highly recommend to add supporting documents to avoid RFE or delayed on the application, though supporting documents can be provided on the day of the interview but that is added checking on the IO job since it needs to be checked prior the approval, so the approval would be delayed as well. Where in fact the uploaded supporting documents along with the application can be checked before the interview so the chances of same day approval will be high.

It's possible they added more stringent measures afterwards. My wife too applied with me. Same story. I hope that's not why we are yet to get interviews! LOL!

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