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We have our interview next week and I don’t see any issues so I’m just curious about the following;

 

since we have been married less than two years would we get a two year green card or ten? I have read some K1’s have gotten a 10 year and their AOS approval was less than two years since the couple/s married? 

 

How long does she have to wait to take the naturalization citizen test after her green card issued?

 

I have read in order to file the N-400 for naturalization my wife needs to be living in the USA for three years 50% or more of the time? Is this correct? 

 

Thanks 

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Married under 2 year when you get GC approved will give you a 2 year GC. Those who by mistake have gotten a 10 year GC have a responsibility to get it corrected themselves.

 

She can apply to be a USC after 3 year of marriage AND 3 years of Gc holder (residents since on the GC) minus the 90 days before. OR 5 years as a GC holder.

 

Yes, they also have a requirements for days in the US when applying for the USC.


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/08/18....ROC window opens

12/13/18....I-751 mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/14/18....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

12/20/18....Text with case number. TX service center

12/24/18....NOA1/Extension letter received

 

 

 

 

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2 year GC

 

She can apply 90 days before the 3rd Anniversary of her GC

 

No


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20 minutes ago, LarryHickman said:

I have read some K1’s have gotten a 10 year and their AOS approval was less than two years since the couple/s married? 

If they did, then it was an error and they still need to ROC in 2 years.


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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6 minutes ago, Georgia16 said:

Yes, they also have a requirements for days in the US when applying for the USC.

Thanks, I wonder about the last statement, I heard but I’m not certain that exceptions are made if out of the country due to a family member sick or with US citizen spouse while stationed overseas say military?

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1 minute ago, LarryHickman said:

Thanks, I wonder about the last statement, I heard but I’m not certain that exceptions are made if out of the country due to a family member sick or with US citizen spouse while stationed overseas say military?

https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/citizenship-through-naturalization/continuous-residence-and-physical-presence-requirements-naturalization


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/08/18....ROC window opens

12/13/18....I-751 mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/14/18....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

12/20/18....Text with case number. TX service center

12/24/18....NOA1/Extension letter received

 

 

 

 

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There are various exceptions and considerations. Might be better to describe your circumstances to see if they may fit any.


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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9 minutes ago, geowrian said:

There are various exceptions and considerations. Might be better to describe your circumstances to see if they may fit any.

It was just what I read about other couples that had these situations while I was trying to find the green card that I pray we get after next week, a two or ten year so I was curious about this and when my wife can apply for nationalization. Thanks 

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38 minutes ago, LarryHickman said:

It was just what I read about other couples that had these situations while I was trying to find the green card that I pray we get after next week, a two or ten year so I was curious about this and when my wife can apply for nationalization. Thanks 

When my wife got her 2 yr GC,  she was told at the interview that if she wants, she can apply for citizenship 90 days before the 3 year anniversary of her GC approval.  The IO specifically said "if you file even a day before the 90 days, they will just take  your money and say thank you, but you will have to reapply tomorrow.  LOL.. Seriously!

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10 minutes ago, Highmystic said:

When my wife got her 2 yr GC,  she was told at the interview that if she wants, she can apply for citizenship 90 days before the 3 year anniversary of her GC approval.  The IO specifically said "if you file even a day before the 90 days, they will just take  your money and say thank you, but you will have to reapply tomorrow.  LOL.. Seriously!

Very good information and I believe this completely! Yikes! 

 

Heres the thing, does the 3 year wait to apply for citizenship after you get the 10 year which is two years later then add another 3 years to apply for citizenship? Or 3 years after the 2 year green card? So a immigrant has to wait  5 years after approved K1 green card to apply?

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5 minutes ago, LarryHickman said:

Very good information and I believe this completely! Yikes! 

 

Heres the thing, does the 3 year wait to apply for citizenship after you get the 10 year which is two years later then add another 3 years to apply for citizenship? Or 3 years after the 2 year green card? So a immigrant has to wait  5 years after approved K1 green card to apply?

3 years since resident since date on the card. Doesn’t matter what card it is. 


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/08/18....ROC window opens

12/13/18....I-751 mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/14/18....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

12/20/18....Text with case number. TX service center

12/24/18....NOA1/Extension letter received

 

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, LarryHickman said:

Very good information and I believe this completely! Yikes! 

 

Heres the thing, does the 3 year wait to apply for citizenship after you get the 10 year which is two years later then add another 3 years to apply for citizenship? Or 3 years after the 2 year green card? So a immigrant has to wait  5 years after approved K1 green card to apply?

Remember that you can't skip ROC if you get the 2 year green card. That means you pay the fee and everything. 



 

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