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Happy new year and good luck everybody 🙏. I can't wait to become an American so I'm filing my N-400 this month anybody else? 👍 

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B1/B2 -->married USC---> I-130 + I-485 + I-765 :

Sent: 06/20/2016

Biometric: 07/20/2016

RFE: 09/01/2016

RFE reply sent: 10/31/16

EAD received:  11/15/2016

Interview 03/15/2017 APPROVED

 

ROC:

Package Delivered: 12/21/2018

Text and email with case # received: 12/26/2018 Vermont Service Center

Biometric app. 01/30/2019

Approved: 12/06/2019

Green Card received: 12/12/2019 ❤️📬

 

N400:

Submitted: 03/06/2020

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1 hour ago, USAjune2016 said:

Happy new year and good luck everybody 🙏. I can't wait to become an American so I'm filing my N-400 this month anybody else? 👍 

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My window opens in one week!  
 

I will be filing this month.  My RoC is still pending at VSC.

 

Are you filing online?  

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21 minutes ago, Cryssiekins said:

My window opens in one week!  
 

I will be filing this month.  My RoC is still pending at VSC.

 

Are you filing online?  

VSC is moving fast they approved my ROC in less than a year with no interview or RFE.  They might approve you in couple weeks, are you considering waiting maybe you get approved before N-400?


B1/B2 -->married USC---> I-130 + I-485 + I-765 :

Sent: 06/20/2016

Biometric: 07/20/2016

RFE: 09/01/2016

RFE reply sent: 10/31/16

EAD received:  11/15/2016

Interview 03/15/2017 APPROVED

 

ROC:

Package Delivered: 12/21/2018

Text and email with case # received: 12/26/2018 Vermont Service Center

Biometric app. 01/30/2019

Approved: 12/06/2019

Green Card received: 12/12/2019 ❤️📬

 

N400:

Submitted: 03/06/2020

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1 hour ago, AnGeLxX said:

Happy New year! Good luck all on this exciting last journey! 

 

I'm a US citizen since yesterday 😊.

Congrats!!! It would be nice to vote November 2020 for the first time :)


B1/B2 -->married USC---> I-130 + I-485 + I-765 :

Sent: 06/20/2016

Biometric: 07/20/2016

RFE: 09/01/2016

RFE reply sent: 10/31/16

EAD received:  11/15/2016

Interview 03/15/2017 APPROVED

 

ROC:

Package Delivered: 12/21/2018

Text and email with case # received: 12/26/2018 Vermont Service Center

Biometric app. 01/30/2019

Approved: 12/06/2019

Green Card received: 12/12/2019 ❤️📬

 

N400:

Submitted: 03/06/2020

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25 minutes ago, Cryssiekins said:

Are you filing online?  

I'm definitely filing online, I havn't heard any complaint about the online process  


B1/B2 -->married USC---> I-130 + I-485 + I-765 :

Sent: 06/20/2016

Biometric: 07/20/2016

RFE: 09/01/2016

RFE reply sent: 10/31/16

EAD received:  11/15/2016

Interview 03/15/2017 APPROVED

 

ROC:

Package Delivered: 12/21/2018

Text and email with case # received: 12/26/2018 Vermont Service Center

Biometric app. 01/30/2019

Approved: 12/06/2019

Green Card received: 12/12/2019 ❤️📬

 

N400:

Submitted: 03/06/2020

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Hello friends! Spouse filed N-400 online today. I think Baltimore is our closest field office; it might be DC. Either way, I'm hoping for a smooth and swift process.

 

Happy new year and best wishes to all on this journey!


Married September 2015 in Canada after living with my now-husband for 2 years in Toronto
I-130 mailed from Toronto: 10/30/15
I-130 received: 11/3/15
NOA1 via email: 11/5/15 - case routed to CSC
NOA1 via snail mail: 11/17/15

NOA2 via email: 12/9/15!!!!!

NOA2 via snail mail: 12/16/15

NVC received case: 12/16/15

Case # and IIN over the phone: 1/4/16, assigned 12/29/15

DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid: 1/4/16

DS-261 reviewed over the phone: 1/8/16

Sent AOS and IV documents, received and paid IV fee: 1/11/16

Scan date: 1/12/16

DS-260 unlocked and completed: 1/13/16

Case complete: 2/18/2016

Interview date: 4/12/2016 -- visa approved!

CEAC status issued: 4/13/16

Arrival in US: 4/29/2016 !!!!!!

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Hey guys,

What documents are you guys planning on sending as proof of the union/living together? I'll be filing based on the 3 years of marriage soon but am worried about the additional documentation required because

- we don't own a car so no lease/auto insurance.

- the apartment lease is in my name as we didn't think about the proof-for-n400 aspect of things when we signed up; so it doesn't have the wifey's name either :(

- we don't have a joint bank account since I just setup a bank account when I immigrated initially and have been lazily using the same account for direct deposits for my salary.

 

That leaves us very little documents to send e.g. i can think of just

- our medical insurance; where there are separate letters coming in for my wife and I  (from the insurance compnay) ; both letters are sent to our apartment (same address)

- our separate personal credit card bills (addresses to the same apartment) but no joint anything :/

- outside of that, there's our kids birth cert

- and our family photos as we go out on weekends sometimes.

- our driving licenses both registered for the same address (but since we don't have a car, my wife didn't update her address on her driving license for almost 2 years (even after we moved to our own apartment) and it still kept pointing to her parent's address; where she lived earlier while I was abroad and in the process of immigrating)

 

 

That's a pretty thin stack of documents and it has me worreid.

 

I still have about 3 months left to file so I'm not sure if opening a joint bank account at this point will help much. What else would you guys recommend?

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12/2013: Engaged
09/2014: Married 
06/2015: Blessed with a child
01/2016: Petition filed for my visa
02/2016: USCIS confirmed receiving our file/petition on 1st Feb.
04/2016: I-130 Approval email received from DHS towards early May, our case was approved end of April. 
03/2017: Paid AoS and IV Bill
03/2017: Sent AoS and IV Packages via mail.
04/2017: 5th day of April, NVC received package. Can take up to 11 weeks for CC according to nvc.

06/2017: 6th day of June, Case Completed - confirmed via phone

07/2017: Interviewed end of July 2017.

>> Passport with Visa received the next day of interview 

8/2017: POE via JFK


05/2020: N400 Filed

….….TO BE CONTINUED

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2 hours ago, abfar said:

Hey guys,

What documents are you guys planning on sending as proof of the union/living together? I'll be filing based on the 3 years of marriage soon but am worried about the additional documentation required because

- we don't own a car so no lease/auto insurance.

- the apartment lease is in my name as we didn't think about the proof-for-n400 aspect of things when we signed up; so it doesn't have the wifey's name either :(

- we don't have a joint bank account since I just setup a bank account when I immigrated initially and have been lazily using the same account for direct deposits for my salary.

 

That leaves us very little documents to send e.g. i can think of just

- our medical insurance; where there are separate letters coming in for my wife and I  (from the insurance compnay) ; both letters are sent to our apartment (same address)

- our separate personal credit card bills (addresses to the same apartment) but no joint anything 😕

- outside of that, there's our kids birth cert

- and our family photos as we go out on weekends sometimes.

- our driving licenses both registered for the same address (but since we don't have a car, my wife didn't update her address on her driving license for almost 2 years (even after we moved to our own apartment) and it still kept pointing to her parent's address; where she lived earlier while I was abroad and in the process of immigrating)

 

 

That's a pretty thin stack of documents and it has me worreid.

 

I still have about 3 months left to file so I'm not sure if opening a joint bank account at this point will help much. What else would you guys recommend?

IRS tax transcripts showing that you file as “married”. (Whether separate or joining). 
 

Copies of your state tax returns.  

 

I believe the N400 doesn’t require all the evidence up front, but rather to bring to the interview, so I would open a joint banking account ASAP, use it regularly, and then you’ll have some statements built up by the time the interview comes.  Do the same for credit cards - add eachother as an authorized user, and photocopy the physical cards to show both names having the same account number.

 

Have your spouse added to the lease.  If it can be backdated (or they include a “residing at ____, since (date)”. 
 

If your health insurance is the same policy, provide proof of that. (I know this varies - the insurance I have currently shows both names on the card, but previously, under another policy, it just bore one name). 
 

Wills/PoA’s are helpful in this situation, though if you don’t have many assets to be divided, a will may be an unnecessary expense, however, since it’s pretty simple, it would be on the lower end of the cost spectrum from an attorney (or diy online with something like legal zoom). 
 

If you have any 401k or life insurance policies (private or from an employer) showing the other spouse as a beneficiary.  
 

Maybe something from your child’s school showing you both live together.  Affidavits from friends/family.  Both of these, in my mind, are weak evidence, but, can help supplement a rather thin file. 
 

USCIS seemingly wants proof of marital Union by way of finances and cohabitation, which, I understand every couple is different, so use any covering letter to explain the deficiencies you have. 

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On 1/1/2020 at 5:36 PM, skeltzer said:

Hello friends! Spouse filed N-400 online today. I think Baltimore is our closest field office; it might be DC. Either way, I'm hoping for a smooth and swift process.

 

Happy new year and best wishes to all on this journey!

Checked USCIS today and saw the receipt notice had been generated. Estimating case completion time of December 2020 - 11 months. Hoping it decreases as we go along.

 

Happy Friday all!


Married September 2015 in Canada after living with my now-husband for 2 years in Toronto
I-130 mailed from Toronto: 10/30/15
I-130 received: 11/3/15
NOA1 via email: 11/5/15 - case routed to CSC
NOA1 via snail mail: 11/17/15

NOA2 via email: 12/9/15!!!!!

NOA2 via snail mail: 12/16/15

NVC received case: 12/16/15

Case # and IIN over the phone: 1/4/16, assigned 12/29/15

DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid: 1/4/16

DS-261 reviewed over the phone: 1/8/16

Sent AOS and IV documents, received and paid IV fee: 1/11/16

Scan date: 1/12/16

DS-260 unlocked and completed: 1/13/16

Case complete: 2/18/2016

Interview date: 4/12/2016 -- visa approved!

CEAC status issued: 4/13/16

Arrival in US: 4/29/2016 !!!!!!

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Happy New Year!!!

 

I have started filling out the N-400 online under the 5 years rule. 

 

I´m stuck in the "School and Employment" section. I am an Engineer, and none of the occupational selections apply to me. Has anyone had that issue? I´m thinking on selecting whichever is tiny bit close to what i do.... 

 

Thanks!


AOS (I-485 + I-130 + I-485 + I-765)

09-26-2014 - NOA for AOS, EAD & AP

10-24-2014 - Biometrics completed

12-09-2014 Received EAD and AP card

12/17/2014 - Interview

12/22/2014 - AOS Approved :dance:

12-xx-2014 GREEN CARD in hand!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ROC (I-751)

10-02-2016  - Package Sent by Express Mail 

10-11-2016  - NOA received 

12-09-2016 - Biometrics completed

12-19-2017 - Infopass appointment for I-551 Stamp on Passport

03/19/2018 - I-751 Approved!

04/06/2018 - Received 10 year Green Card with INCORRECT "Resident Since"

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FIXING TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR IN MY 10 YEAR GREEN CARD

04/13/2018 - Submitted online service request about a typographical error on my Permanent Resident Card. 

04/26/2018 - CSC instructed me to send incorrect GC to the CIS Service Center with a request to expedite service due to Admin Error.

05/16/2018 - Received RECALL letter for wrong GC

05/18/2018 - Follow instructions in RECALL letter for people who already returned their GC to CIS. Instructions were to send an email to specific email address. Received answer on 05/26/2018 and mailed on 05/31/2018

06/25/2018 - Received SECOND GC with STILL WRONG DATE. I called the 800 phone number and instructed me to email uscisspecialcases

09/05/2018 - After following up my emails every 3 weeks, and FINALLY getting hold to my an agent, I was instructed to send the SECOND wrong card to CSC.

09/28/2018 - Received FINALLY my correct GC!✌️

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One year to rest from dealing with the USCIS

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Naturalization (N-400)

09-20-2020 - N-400 filled online

09-20-2020 - NOA Online

12-10-2020 - Biometric Reuse letter

02-03-2021 - Interview scheduled for March 18th.

03-01-2021 - Interview cancelled & received new Interview date for April 12th

04-12-2021 - Interview & Approved 🎉

04-13-2021 - Notification that approved was added to my USCIS online account

04-14-2021 - Scheduled Oat for 4/29/21.

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We just filed my wife's N-400 online.


Naturalization Timeline

01/05/2020.......Filed N-400 online.

01/07/2020.......I-751 transferred from Texas Service Center to Lee's Summit.

01/31/2020.......Biometrics Appointment.

03/06/2020.......Interview Scheduled 04/16/2020.

06/16/2020.......Interview Rescheduled 07/08/2020

07/08/2020.......Approved

08/20/2020.......Oath Ceremony

 

N400 January 2020 filers spread sheet  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bxlnPL1_Ln6rGAZcTwEf6e-dNjQkBmr02wYi6baeIF0/edit#gid=0

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51 minutes ago, Rick & Apple said:

We just filed my wife's N-400 online.

For the online application, can you confirm if it’s just the front/back of the gc, marriage certificate, and tax transcripts? 

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44 minutes ago, Cryssiekins said:

For the online application, can you confirm if it’s just the front/back of the gc, marriage certificate, and tax transcripts? 

First it should be noted that you do not upload the pdf form. You will fill out the application online. It will ask the questions in sections, then go to the next page.

In the Employment/ Education section, you have to account for full 5 years, even if you are filing under the 3 year rule. This includes time when unemployed.

 

Those are the items specifically asked for. There is a place to add additional evidence. We included bank statements since the filing of the I-751, and some health insurance info, because she had her insurance at work, but is now on mine.

Evidence can be uploaded as pdf or images. I don't remember all of the image formats, but we uploaded the marriage certificate and my birth certificate as jpg. There is a 6mb file size limit for each file.

 

Also, there is a place to upload evidence for name change. It gives a warning box if you don't upload anything, saying processing could be delayed. We just uploaded the marriage certificate again.
 

I checked both sites, and there is a receipt number for the filing. It is IOE9350XXXXXX.

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Naturalization Timeline

01/05/2020.......Filed N-400 online.

01/07/2020.......I-751 transferred from Texas Service Center to Lee's Summit.

01/31/2020.......Biometrics Appointment.

03/06/2020.......Interview Scheduled 04/16/2020.

06/16/2020.......Interview Rescheduled 07/08/2020

07/08/2020.......Approved

08/20/2020.......Oath Ceremony

 

N400 January 2020 filers spread sheet  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bxlnPL1_Ln6rGAZcTwEf6e-dNjQkBmr02wYi6baeIF0/edit#gid=0

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11 hours ago, Rick & Apple said:

First it should be noted that you do not upload the pdf form. You will fill out the application online. It will ask the questions in sections, then go to the next page.

In the Employment/ Education section, you have to account for full 5 years, even if you are filing under the 3 year rule. This includes time when unemployed.

 

Those are the items specifically asked for. There is a place to add additional evidence. We included bank statements since the filing of the I-751, and some health insurance info, because she had her insurance at work, but is now on mine.

Evidence can be uploaded as pdf or images. I don't remember all of the image formats, but we uploaded the marriage certificate and my birth certificate as jpg. There is a 6mb file size limit for each file.

 

Also, there is a place to upload evidence for name change. It gives a warning box if you don't upload anything, saying processing could be delayed. We just uploaded the marriage certificate again.
 

I checked both sites, and there is a receipt number for the filing. It is IOE9350XXXXXX.

Thanks!! That was super helpful :)  

 

I knew the application would be online, but wasn’t sure what evidence to upload.

 

Hope you guys have a speedy process :) 

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