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Hi, I applied for I 751 in January 2018 and received 18 month extension letter. In April 2019, I received RFE and I have until this Friday (June 28) to send them all the evidence.

 

My question is, can I still apply for N400 or should I just send them all the required evidence for I751 and wait for them to send me a green card and then apply for N400? 

 

I didn’t apply for N400 before because I was traveling in and out of the country a lot. I have been married for 3 and a half years now. 

 

What’s the correct route in my case? Please help!


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USCIS

01/30/2015 - Husband mailed I-130 package to USCIS

02/02/2015 - NOA1 received, Nebraska Service Center

07/13/2015 - I-130 approved!!

07/20/2015 - USCIS sent case to NVC

NVC

07/24/2015 - NVC received

08/10/2015 - Case number assigned

08/13/2015 - Submitted DS-261

08/15/2015 - Paid AOS fee

09/01/2015 - Sent IV and AOS package

09/03/2015 - Scan date

09/09/2015 - Got DS-261 reviewed on call

09/10/2015 - IV bill available and paid the same day (currently "In Process")

09/11/2015 - IV bill status changed to "Paid"

09/15/2015 - Submitted DS - 260

09/28/2015 - Case Complete!!!

10/02/2015 - Received interview letter (P4) via e-mail (Interview date --- November 05, 2015)

Embassy

10/06/2015 - Medical done!

10/13/2015 - Received medical report

11/05/2015 - Interview (APPROVED!!!)

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4 minutes ago, fatimanazir92 said:

My question is, can I still apply for N400 or should I just send them all the required evidence for I751 and wait for them to send me a green card and then apply for N400? 

You can apply for N-400. You still have to send the requested evidence in as well. 

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6 minutes ago, fatimanazir92 said:

Hi, I applied for I 751 in January 2018 and received 18 month extension letter. In April 2019, I received RFE and I have until this Friday (June 28) to send them all the evidence.

 

My question is, can I still apply for N400 or should I just send them all the required evidence for I751 and wait for them to send me a green card and then apply for N400? 

 

I didn’t apply for N400 before because I was traveling in and out of the country a lot. I have been married for 3 and a half years now. 

 

What’s the correct route in my case? Please help!

I suggest responding to RFE first, and then you can file N-400. Just my 2 cents.


04/21/16 -- Marriage

----- CR1 Process -----

USCIS Stage [222 days from NOA1]

Spoiler

06/08/16 -- Sent I-130

06/10/16 -- FedEx delivered

06/10/16 -- NOA1

11/17/16 -- RFE(Email)

11/21/16 -- RFE(Mail)

01/09/17 -- Response to RFE Received by USCIS

01/18/17 -- NOA2(App notification)

01/23/17 -- NOA2 Mail

01/31/17 -- I-130 petition sent to NVC [Received Email notification and MyUscis status update]

NVC Stage [105 days from NOA2]

Spoiler

02/06/17 -- NVC Received [myUscis case status updated to "Sent to Dept of States" on 01/31/2017]

02/14/17 -- NVC Case Number and IIN Received. Completed and submitted DS-261

02/16/17 -- AOS Fees Invoiced. Paid AOS Fees

02/18/17 -- IV Fees Invoiced. Tried Paying, but couldn't pay due to website issue

02/20/17 -- Paid IV Fees. [Finally site worked]

02/23/17 -- DS-260 became available. Completed and submitted DS-260. AOS and IV package sent [overnight express delivery]

02/24/17 -- NVC received our package [Friday before noon]

02/27/17 -- Scan Date

05/03/17 -- Case Complete

05/10/17 -- Interview Scheduled [Received confirmation over phone on 05/11/17]

05/13/17 -- Interview schedule email (P4) received via Email

05/16/17 -- NVC sent the documents to Consulate in Mumbai, India. CEAC Case status changed to "In Transit"

Embassy/Consulate (Interview) Stage [43 days from Case Complete to Visa in Hand]

Spoiler

05/18/17 -- Consulate Received. CEAC Case status changed to "Ready"

06/01/17 -- Medical Examination [Complete. It took around 2 hours. Total Cost INR 11650 for Surat City Apollo Clinic]

06/12/17 -- Biometric (OFC) Appointment

06/13/17 -- Interview [7:30 AM at Mumbai, India]. Visa Approved

06/15/17 -- Visa in hand

06/21/17 -- POE at DFW (Dallas, Texas)

 

----- Removal of Condition -----

Removal of Condition (I-751) [TBD]

Spoiler

06/18/2019 -- Sent the package (3 Days before GC expires, cutting it close). Sent to Lewisville, TX via FedEx Ground

06/19/2019 -- Package received at around 9:30 AM (Hoping I don't get rejected for missing deadline)

06/24/2019 -- Card was charged with $680 fees. Text Message received confirming Receipt. Case routed to NBC (Case Number starts with 'MSC')

06/28/2019 -- NOA Hard Copy & 18 Months Extension Letter Received in Mail with NOA Date as 06/19/2019

07/12/2019 -- Biomentrics Appointment Letter received. The Letter is Dated 7/5/2019. Appointment is on 7/22/2019

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Yes I’ll be responding to RFE no matter what. But I was wondering if applying for N400 this late will slow down my case by any chance? 


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USCIS

01/30/2015 - Husband mailed I-130 package to USCIS

02/02/2015 - NOA1 received, Nebraska Service Center

07/13/2015 - I-130 approved!!

07/20/2015 - USCIS sent case to NVC

NVC

07/24/2015 - NVC received

08/10/2015 - Case number assigned

08/13/2015 - Submitted DS-261

08/15/2015 - Paid AOS fee

09/01/2015 - Sent IV and AOS package

09/03/2015 - Scan date

09/09/2015 - Got DS-261 reviewed on call

09/10/2015 - IV bill available and paid the same day (currently "In Process")

09/11/2015 - IV bill status changed to "Paid"

09/15/2015 - Submitted DS - 260

09/28/2015 - Case Complete!!!

10/02/2015 - Received interview letter (P4) via e-mail (Interview date --- November 05, 2015)

Embassy

10/06/2015 - Medical done!

10/13/2015 - Received medical report

11/05/2015 - Interview (APPROVED!!!)

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7 minutes ago, fatimanazir92 said:

Yes I’ll be responding to RFE no matter what. But I was wondering if applying for N400 this late will slow down my case by any chance? 

Do you mean you are wondering if applying for N-400 will slow down processing for your I-751?

If so, I-751 processing will not be affected in any way.

If not, please elaborate on your question. I am afraid I don't understand your concern.


04/21/16 -- Marriage

----- CR1 Process -----

USCIS Stage [222 days from NOA1]

Spoiler

06/08/16 -- Sent I-130

06/10/16 -- FedEx delivered

06/10/16 -- NOA1

11/17/16 -- RFE(Email)

11/21/16 -- RFE(Mail)

01/09/17 -- Response to RFE Received by USCIS

01/18/17 -- NOA2(App notification)

01/23/17 -- NOA2 Mail

01/31/17 -- I-130 petition sent to NVC [Received Email notification and MyUscis status update]

NVC Stage [105 days from NOA2]

Spoiler

02/06/17 -- NVC Received [myUscis case status updated to "Sent to Dept of States" on 01/31/2017]

02/14/17 -- NVC Case Number and IIN Received. Completed and submitted DS-261

02/16/17 -- AOS Fees Invoiced. Paid AOS Fees

02/18/17 -- IV Fees Invoiced. Tried Paying, but couldn't pay due to website issue

02/20/17 -- Paid IV Fees. [Finally site worked]

02/23/17 -- DS-260 became available. Completed and submitted DS-260. AOS and IV package sent [overnight express delivery]

02/24/17 -- NVC received our package [Friday before noon]

02/27/17 -- Scan Date

05/03/17 -- Case Complete

05/10/17 -- Interview Scheduled [Received confirmation over phone on 05/11/17]

05/13/17 -- Interview schedule email (P4) received via Email

05/16/17 -- NVC sent the documents to Consulate in Mumbai, India. CEAC Case status changed to "In Transit"

Embassy/Consulate (Interview) Stage [43 days from Case Complete to Visa in Hand]

Spoiler

05/18/17 -- Consulate Received. CEAC Case status changed to "Ready"

06/01/17 -- Medical Examination [Complete. It took around 2 hours. Total Cost INR 11650 for Surat City Apollo Clinic]

06/12/17 -- Biometric (OFC) Appointment

06/13/17 -- Interview [7:30 AM at Mumbai, India]. Visa Approved

06/15/17 -- Visa in hand

06/21/17 -- POE at DFW (Dallas, Texas)

 

----- Removal of Condition -----

Removal of Condition (I-751) [TBD]

Spoiler

06/18/2019 -- Sent the package (3 Days before GC expires, cutting it close). Sent to Lewisville, TX via FedEx Ground

06/19/2019 -- Package received at around 9:30 AM (Hoping I don't get rejected for missing deadline)

06/24/2019 -- Card was charged with $680 fees. Text Message received confirming Receipt. Case routed to NBC (Case Number starts with 'MSC')

06/28/2019 -- NOA Hard Copy & 18 Months Extension Letter Received in Mail with NOA Date as 06/19/2019

07/12/2019 -- Biomentrics Appointment Letter received. The Letter is Dated 7/5/2019. Appointment is on 7/22/2019

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N400 is like volunteering to USCIS another brand new vein in your arm ... (pardon the metaphor) 

N400 is a brand new process which gets initiated in parallel to whatever else going on with other forms. 

 

Now, once they get your I751-RFE, will they bundle your i-751 along with your N400? or will they process your rfe and approve i751 right away? I think there is no settled opinion among the luminaries of this board about that situation. 

 

RFEs do get processed (somewhat) within six to eight weeks time-frame. Injecting N400 into the mix would create uncertainty on that timeline. 

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6 minutes ago, Tanish said:

Do you mean you are wondering if applying for N-400 will slow down processing for your I-751?

If so, I-751 processing will not be affected in any way.

If not, please elaborate on your question. I am afraid I don't understand your concern.

Yes that’s what I meant. I’m sorry I didn’t make myself clear. 

 

I was reading in another post that some people found that their cases were delayed when they applied for N400 with I 751 pending so just wanted to be sure.

 

When I apply for N400, do I need to mention that I have applied for I 751 as well?


SzrTp5.png

USCIS

01/30/2015 - Husband mailed I-130 package to USCIS

02/02/2015 - NOA1 received, Nebraska Service Center

07/13/2015 - I-130 approved!!

07/20/2015 - USCIS sent case to NVC

NVC

07/24/2015 - NVC received

08/10/2015 - Case number assigned

08/13/2015 - Submitted DS-261

08/15/2015 - Paid AOS fee

09/01/2015 - Sent IV and AOS package

09/03/2015 - Scan date

09/09/2015 - Got DS-261 reviewed on call

09/10/2015 - IV bill available and paid the same day (currently "In Process")

09/11/2015 - IV bill status changed to "Paid"

09/15/2015 - Submitted DS - 260

09/28/2015 - Case Complete!!!

10/02/2015 - Received interview letter (P4) via e-mail (Interview date --- November 05, 2015)

Embassy

10/06/2015 - Medical done!

10/13/2015 - Received medical report

11/05/2015 - Interview (APPROVED!!!)

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37 minutes ago, fatimanazir92 said:

Hi, I applied for I 751 in January 2018 and received 18 month extension letter. In April 2019, I received RFE and I have until this Friday (June 28) to send them all the evidence.

 

My question is, can I still apply for N400 or should I just send them all the required evidence for I751 and wait for them to send me a green card and then apply for N400? 

 

I didn’t apply for N400 before because I was traveling in and out of the country a lot. I have been married for 3 and a half years now. 

 

What’s the correct route in my case? Please help!

Filing N400 is a choice. You can wait until your approval comes thru on your ROC and 10-yr green card is in hand before filing N400...or you can file it when your 90-day window opens up and while your ROC is pending. Either way, the progress on your case depends on timely responses to RFEs (which you have yet to reply to) and if the case officer decides to adjudicate both applications and grant you one interview for both cases.


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GOT MARRIED: 3-APR-2015 :wub:

HUSBAND FILED I-130: 29-MAY-2015

VISAS APPROVED: 15-JUN-2016

VISAS IN HAND; GREEN CARD FEES PAID: 21-JUN-2016

PORT OF ENTRY - FT. LAUDERDALE INTL AIRPORT: 06-AUG-2016
CONDITIONAL GREEN CARDS RECEIVED: 23-SEP-2016
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I-751 FILER   
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FILED REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS: 25-JUN-2018
FILE SENT TO NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER 11-MAY-2019
10-YR GREEN CARDS APPROVED 17-JUN-2019 
10-YR GREEN CARDS RECEIVED 21-JUN-2019 :dance: 
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5 minutes ago, fatimanazir92 said:

When I apply for N400, do I need to mention that I have applied for I 751 as well?

If you are filing online, you have to upload a copy of the front and back of your green card. If filing by mail, you have to photocopy the front and back of the green card and send it with your N400 mailing packet.

The only green card you would have in your possession is the conditional one so that alone will let them know you have filed petition to remove conditions with a simple search of your name and DOB on their database. 

 


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IR-1/CR-1
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GOT MARRIED: 3-APR-2015 :wub:

HUSBAND FILED I-130: 29-MAY-2015

VISAS APPROVED: 15-JUN-2016

VISAS IN HAND; GREEN CARD FEES PAID: 21-JUN-2016

PORT OF ENTRY - FT. LAUDERDALE INTL AIRPORT: 06-AUG-2016
CONDITIONAL GREEN CARDS RECEIVED: 23-SEP-2016
14dcfe368a.png
 
I-751 FILER   
Spoiler
FILED REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS: 25-JUN-2018
FILE SENT TO NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER 11-MAY-2019
10-YR GREEN CARDS APPROVED 17-JUN-2019 
10-YR GREEN CARDS RECEIVED 21-JUN-2019 :dance: 
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9 minutes ago, fatimanazir92 said:

Yes that’s what I meant. I’m sorry I didn’t make myself clear. 

 

I was reading in another post that some people found that their cases were delayed when they applied for N400 with I 751 pending so just wanted to be sure.

 

When I apply for N400, do I need to mention that I have applied for I 751 as well?

 

13 minutes ago, kline19 said:

N400 is like volunteering to USCIS another brand new vein in your arm ... (pardon the metaphor) 

N400 is a brand new process which gets initiated in parallel to whatever else going on with other forms. 

 

Now, once they get your I751-RFE, will they bundle your i-751 along with your N400? or will they process your rfe and approve i751 right away? I think there is no settled opinion among the luminaries of this board about that situation. 

 

RFEs do get processed (somewhat) within six to eight weeks time-frame. Injecting N400 into the mix would create uncertainty on that timeline. 

@fatimanazir92, as @kline19 meticulously stated, there is no right way to answer that. It never hurts to apply, but if you are willing to wait out the processing of your I-751, you can always wait for that process to complete. There is no maximum time-limit on when you can apply for Citizenship anyway.


04/21/16 -- Marriage

----- CR1 Process -----

USCIS Stage [222 days from NOA1]

Spoiler

06/08/16 -- Sent I-130

06/10/16 -- FedEx delivered

06/10/16 -- NOA1

11/17/16 -- RFE(Email)

11/21/16 -- RFE(Mail)

01/09/17 -- Response to RFE Received by USCIS

01/18/17 -- NOA2(App notification)

01/23/17 -- NOA2 Mail

01/31/17 -- I-130 petition sent to NVC [Received Email notification and MyUscis status update]

NVC Stage [105 days from NOA2]

Spoiler

02/06/17 -- NVC Received [myUscis case status updated to "Sent to Dept of States" on 01/31/2017]

02/14/17 -- NVC Case Number and IIN Received. Completed and submitted DS-261

02/16/17 -- AOS Fees Invoiced. Paid AOS Fees

02/18/17 -- IV Fees Invoiced. Tried Paying, but couldn't pay due to website issue

02/20/17 -- Paid IV Fees. [Finally site worked]

02/23/17 -- DS-260 became available. Completed and submitted DS-260. AOS and IV package sent [overnight express delivery]

02/24/17 -- NVC received our package [Friday before noon]

02/27/17 -- Scan Date

05/03/17 -- Case Complete

05/10/17 -- Interview Scheduled [Received confirmation over phone on 05/11/17]

05/13/17 -- Interview schedule email (P4) received via Email

05/16/17 -- NVC sent the documents to Consulate in Mumbai, India. CEAC Case status changed to "In Transit"

Embassy/Consulate (Interview) Stage [43 days from Case Complete to Visa in Hand]

Spoiler

05/18/17 -- Consulate Received. CEAC Case status changed to "Ready"

06/01/17 -- Medical Examination [Complete. It took around 2 hours. Total Cost INR 11650 for Surat City Apollo Clinic]

06/12/17 -- Biometric (OFC) Appointment

06/13/17 -- Interview [7:30 AM at Mumbai, India]. Visa Approved

06/15/17 -- Visa in hand

06/21/17 -- POE at DFW (Dallas, Texas)

 

----- Removal of Condition -----

Removal of Condition (I-751) [TBD]

Spoiler

06/18/2019 -- Sent the package (3 Days before GC expires, cutting it close). Sent to Lewisville, TX via FedEx Ground

06/19/2019 -- Package received at around 9:30 AM (Hoping I don't get rejected for missing deadline)

06/24/2019 -- Card was charged with $680 fees. Text Message received confirming Receipt. Case routed to NBC (Case Number starts with 'MSC')

06/28/2019 -- NOA Hard Copy & 18 Months Extension Letter Received in Mail with NOA Date as 06/19/2019

07/12/2019 -- Biomentrics Appointment Letter received. The Letter is Dated 7/5/2019. Appointment is on 7/22/2019

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