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Filed: Other Country: Ghana

Hi Guys ! 

Am back again with some urgent questions please. I filed for my I-751 (ROC) last year February, 2019, received the 18months extension and did my bio metrics 2months after receiving extension letter. Till today, haven't heard back from USCIS and my status says "fingerprint applied to my application. Now, am getting close filing citizenship. My questions are;should I submit my citizenship application or just still wait for my I-751 application or should I call USCIS to know why its taking so long. 

Also, is there any 90days rule for applying for citizenship?

Will really appreciate anyone with thesame issue or has been on thesame boat to answer me please. Kind of confused now and more over, my service center is Cali.

Thanks all.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Sweden

No reason to call USCIS, your case hasn't been pending long enough. Depending on service center or field office, ROC can take 2 years. California Service Center is the slowest service center.


You can file for naturalization whenever you're eligible, even if your ROC is still pending. If you're still married to the same US citizen you can file for naturalization 3 years minus 90 days from the "resident since" date on your greencard.

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K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017

ROC: 04-22-2019 - 04-22-2020
Naturalization: 05-01-2020 - 03-16-2021

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Filed: Country: Ghana

We sent in my husband's ROC around October 2018 and just got it in the mail this week. But his case status online still shows the latest action being his fingerprinting in April, so you can't really trust that. Also, we're in the same region as you. 


We filed his N400 this week. The 90 day rule does apply for the N400 as well, and you don't have to wait for the I-751 to be approved to file it, so if you're ready go ahead. However, perhaps I'd call about the I-751 to see what's going on. If there's something about the already provided evidence they aren't OK with, you might want to make sure your N400 evidence is even beefier. 


Have you had any issues prior to this that might explain why it's taking them long to review your file?

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