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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Sweden
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I still haven't decided if I will file for citizenship when I become eligible in April, but I still want to prepare for it in case I decide to. 

 

My question is, what do you guys prefer filing wise - online or mail? The visajourney guide is very geared towards filing by mail, so I don't really know how it works to file online, haven't seen much info about it anywhere. Can I access the online form already now to see what I need to prepare for? Or can I only do that once it's time to submit it? 

 

Also, my scanner is a complete pain in the butt to use, the copy part of the machine is so much easier to deal with. So, how many documents do I actually need to scan if doing it online? I mean, the divorce decree itself is like 70 pages.. tax return transcripts, passport style photos and then all the hundreds of evidence for the past 3 years? That sound like a ton of scanning..? Or is it enough to just scan and send the divorce decree, greencard, tax returns, passport photos and call it a day? I honestly have no idea how much they'll be asking for, and I felt the guide doesn't really help with the online filing part.

 

So, online or mail? If we're talking the same amount of evidence as for ROC, then definitely mail, right? If online, do you pay with credit card right there and then after submitting the application?

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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

U.S. passport: 03-30-2021 - 05-08-2021

En livstid i krig. Göteborg killed it. Epic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBs3G1PvyfM&ab_channel=Sabaton

 

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Online is easier....there are many free scanner apps for mobile phones so don't feel swayed.

You can also check on USCIS website to see if you are eligible for online filing. 


IR-1/CR-1
Spoiler

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
 
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: 

N-400 FILER
Spoiler
FILED CITIZENSHIP ONLINE; RECEIVED NOA1: 8-DEC-2019
BIOMETRICS WALK-IN: 18-DEC-2019
INTERVIEW SCHEDULED: 26-OCT-2020
APPROVED/SAME DAY OATH CEREMONY: 26-OCT-2020
 
US PASSPORT
APPLICATION APPOINTMENT AT USPS (ROUTINE): 16-SEP-2021
PASSPORT APPROVED: 30-SEP-2021
PASSPORT RECEIVED: 5-OCT-2021

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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You can get into the system and check it out. You are able to save and come back. I found online to be quite easy. I got my transcripts online so it was only a matter of attaching them. I didn't include a ton of marriage evidence so I didn't have a whole lot to upload.  

 

Credit card used to pay right when you are ready to submit. 

 

Make sure you wait a few days after you are officially eligible before you submit the online application or it might register that you filed too early. 


Cateogory: CR1

  • NOA1/Notice of receipt: Sept. 15, 2015
  • NOA2/I130 Approved: February 8, 2016 (NO RFE) :)
  • Process slowed down by us
  • Sent documents to NVC: April 11, 2016
  • Scan date: April 14/ May 7th (NVC said both I dont know why)
  • Case Complete: May 31, 2016 (No checklist) :dancing:

August 17, 2016: Visa Approved!!!! :dancing:

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If I recall correctly, when you start the online application you  have 30 days to do it so it gives you time to review the questions and go through them without rushing. 


CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE

4/2019: Submitted N400

5/2019: Biometrics (3 weeks)

2/2020: Interview (10 months)

3/2020: Oath & naturalization (11 months)

6/2020: Passport received (3 months)

Officially a U.S. Citizen! 

 

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