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Hello,

 

I have a question regarding traveling during naturalization:

 

I currently have a pending I-751 (based on marriage to USC); my green card has an 18 month extension, and is valid until February of 2021. 

I was planning to file for naturalization in June of this year (based on marriage + the 3 year exception rule). 

 

My question is: does filing N-400 automatically cancel other immigrant petitions for the same petitioner? And if so - would that invalidate my current green card extension letter?

I have an international trip planned for November of 2020, and started wondering which documents I'm going to be able to use to re-enter the US. 

 

Or is there a temporary document allowing to re-enter the US that is issued once N-400 is filed?

 

Thank you in advance for your responses!

 


Timeline:

Spoiler

 

08/19/2016 - I-485, I-130, I-765 sent to USCIS office in Chicago.

08/22/2016 - day 0 - package received and signed by CHYBA.

08/23/2016 - day 1 - priority date.

08/31/2016 - day 9 - electronic NOAs received via text and email, check is cashed.

09/06/2016 - day 15 - hard copies of NOAs received in the mail.

09/08/2016 - day 17 - biometrics appointment notice received in the mail (appointment date 09/19/2016).

09/13/2016 - day 22 - early biometrics walk in.

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "New Card Is Being Produced".

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "Case Was Approved".

10/31/2016 - day 70 - received EAD approval letter in mail.

11/10/2016 - day 81 - EAD status changed to "Card Was Mailed".

11/16/2016 - day 87 - EAD card received in mail.

02/10/2017 - day 173 - Submitted Change of Address request.

02/17/2017 - day 180 - Submitted a Service Request.

04/27/2017 - day 218 - online account said that response to service request has been sent, however no response received (to this day).

06/20/2017 - day 302 - At infopass appointment found out that my case was supposedly scheduled for interview in October, but because home country took forever to respond to security check request, it was postponed; case was in security check until 06/19/2017 & was returned a day before my infopass appointment.

06/27/2017 - day 309 - contacted the congressman office.

07/18/2017 - day 330 - heard back from congressman office; submitted Release of Information forms for both myself and my husband.

07/28/2017 - day 340 - finally received an interview appointment in mail (online status has not changed).

08/31/2017 - day 374 - Interview; I-485 status changed to 'New Card Is Being Produced'

09/05/2017 - day 379 - I-485 status changed to 'Card Was Mailed To Me'; received approval letters in mail for I-485 and I-130

09/08/2017 - day 382 - Greencard received in mail

06/20/2019 - day 1036 - ROC packet mailed

06/21/2019 - day 1037 - ROC packet received

06/29/2019 - day 1045 - NOA/Extension letter received in the mail (new GC expiration date is 2/28/2021)

01/17/2020 - day 1256 - biometrics appointment

06/03/2020 - day 1382 - N400 filed online (PD: 06/04/2020)

08/31/2020 - day 1470 - submitted CoA for both I-751 & N400 (temporarily moved to NJ due to Covid)

10/16/2020 - day 1516 - submitted CoA for both I-751 & N400 (finally settled in VT due to Covid)

2/1/2021 - day 1626 - Biometric Reuse notice uploaded to my online account

2/8/2021 - day 1634 - Interview Appointment notice uploaded to my online account

2/23/2021 - day 1649 - Received 1 year I-551 stamp at infopass appointment 

3/16/2021 - day 1670 - N400 Interview

 

 

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21 minutes ago, .yana said:

Hello,

 

I have a question regarding traveling during naturalization:

 

I currently have a pending I-751 (based on marriage to USC); my green card has an 18 month extension, and is valid until February of 2021. 

I was planning to file for naturalization in June of this year (based on marriage + the 3 year exception rule). 

 

My question is: does filing N-400 automatically cancel other immigrant petitions for the same petitioner? And if so - would that invalidate my current green card extension letter?

I have an international trip planned for November of 2020, and started wondering which documents I'm going to be able to use to re-enter the US. 

 

Or is there a temporary document allowing to re-enter the US that is issued once N-400 is filed?

 

Thank you in advance for your responses!

 

No, filing the N400 does not cancel the I751.  The I751 has to be finalized before the N400 can be finalized, but both applications can be active at the same time.  Usually, when the N400 is ready for an interview, your local office will combine it with an I751 interview.  A lot of folks file the N400 with a pending I751, my wife did, and there is a thread that may be helpful.

 

The expired GC and extension letter are still valid even with an N400 pending.

 

Good Luck!

 

 

Edited by Bill & Katya

Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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Thank you so much, Bill! Super helpful. 


Timeline:

Spoiler

 

08/19/2016 - I-485, I-130, I-765 sent to USCIS office in Chicago.

08/22/2016 - day 0 - package received and signed by CHYBA.

08/23/2016 - day 1 - priority date.

08/31/2016 - day 9 - electronic NOAs received via text and email, check is cashed.

09/06/2016 - day 15 - hard copies of NOAs received in the mail.

09/08/2016 - day 17 - biometrics appointment notice received in the mail (appointment date 09/19/2016).

09/13/2016 - day 22 - early biometrics walk in.

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "New Card Is Being Produced".

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "Case Was Approved".

10/31/2016 - day 70 - received EAD approval letter in mail.

11/10/2016 - day 81 - EAD status changed to "Card Was Mailed".

11/16/2016 - day 87 - EAD card received in mail.

02/10/2017 - day 173 - Submitted Change of Address request.

02/17/2017 - day 180 - Submitted a Service Request.

04/27/2017 - day 218 - online account said that response to service request has been sent, however no response received (to this day).

06/20/2017 - day 302 - At infopass appointment found out that my case was supposedly scheduled for interview in October, but because home country took forever to respond to security check request, it was postponed; case was in security check until 06/19/2017 & was returned a day before my infopass appointment.

06/27/2017 - day 309 - contacted the congressman office.

07/18/2017 - day 330 - heard back from congressman office; submitted Release of Information forms for both myself and my husband.

07/28/2017 - day 340 - finally received an interview appointment in mail (online status has not changed).

08/31/2017 - day 374 - Interview; I-485 status changed to 'New Card Is Being Produced'

09/05/2017 - day 379 - I-485 status changed to 'Card Was Mailed To Me'; received approval letters in mail for I-485 and I-130

09/08/2017 - day 382 - Greencard received in mail

06/20/2019 - day 1036 - ROC packet mailed

06/21/2019 - day 1037 - ROC packet received

06/29/2019 - day 1045 - NOA/Extension letter received in the mail (new GC expiration date is 2/28/2021)

01/17/2020 - day 1256 - biometrics appointment

06/03/2020 - day 1382 - N400 filed online (PD: 06/04/2020)

08/31/2020 - day 1470 - submitted CoA for both I-751 & N400 (temporarily moved to NJ due to Covid)

10/16/2020 - day 1516 - submitted CoA for both I-751 & N400 (finally settled in VT due to Covid)

2/1/2021 - day 1626 - Biometric Reuse notice uploaded to my online account

2/8/2021 - day 1634 - Interview Appointment notice uploaded to my online account

2/23/2021 - day 1649 - Received 1 year I-551 stamp at infopass appointment 

3/16/2021 - day 1670 - N400 Interview

 

 

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On 2/3/2020 at 3:12 PM, .yana said:

Hello,

 

I have a question regarding traveling during naturalization:

 

I currently have a pending I-751 (based on marriage to USC); my green card has an 18 month extension, and is valid until February of 2021. 

I was planning to file for naturalization in June of this year (based on marriage + the 3 year exception rule). 

 

My question is: does filing N-400 automatically cancel other immigrant petitions for the same petitioner? And if so - would that invalidate my current green card extension letter?

I have an international trip planned for November of 2020, and started wondering which documents I'm going to be able to use to re-enter the US. 

 

Or is there a temporary document allowing to re-enter the US that is issued once N-400 is filed?

 

Thank you in advance for your responses!

 

your green card is the document to use until you take the oath ceremoney for N-400. Until that you are a permanent resident . at the oath ceremony you turn in your green card to get your citizen certificate after which your green card is no longer valid 


31-Jan-2020 : I-485 Filed

17-Feb-2020: I-765/I-131 Filed

24-May-2020: I-765/I-131 approved

31-May-2020: EAD/AP Combo Card received

05-Oct-2020: Biometrics Scheduled

20-Oct-2020: Biometrics Complete

30-Nov-2020: EAD/AP Renewal Filed

04-Dec-2020: AOS Case Was Transferred And A New Office Has Jurisdiction 😂😂 - Transfer from CSC to Nebraska Service Center  

13-Jan-2021: EAD/AP USCIS processed renewal

25-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal TExt message for case received

30-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal Receipts received

15-Mar-2021: AOS Approved - Card Production Sent

20-Mar-2021: Card Received in Mailbox

 

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1 hour ago, Donald120383 said:

your green card is the document to use until you take the oath ceremoney for N-400. Until that you are a permanent resident . at the oath ceremony you turn in your green card to get your citizen certificate after which your green card is no longer valid 

Not sure how this is relevant to my question or new but thanks, I’m aware. 


Timeline:

Spoiler

 

08/19/2016 - I-485, I-130, I-765 sent to USCIS office in Chicago.

08/22/2016 - day 0 - package received and signed by CHYBA.

08/23/2016 - day 1 - priority date.

08/31/2016 - day 9 - electronic NOAs received via text and email, check is cashed.

09/06/2016 - day 15 - hard copies of NOAs received in the mail.

09/08/2016 - day 17 - biometrics appointment notice received in the mail (appointment date 09/19/2016).

09/13/2016 - day 22 - early biometrics walk in.

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "New Card Is Being Produced".

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "Case Was Approved".

10/31/2016 - day 70 - received EAD approval letter in mail.

11/10/2016 - day 81 - EAD status changed to "Card Was Mailed".

11/16/2016 - day 87 - EAD card received in mail.

02/10/2017 - day 173 - Submitted Change of Address request.

02/17/2017 - day 180 - Submitted a Service Request.

04/27/2017 - day 218 - online account said that response to service request has been sent, however no response received (to this day).

06/20/2017 - day 302 - At infopass appointment found out that my case was supposedly scheduled for interview in October, but because home country took forever to respond to security check request, it was postponed; case was in security check until 06/19/2017 & was returned a day before my infopass appointment.

06/27/2017 - day 309 - contacted the congressman office.

07/18/2017 - day 330 - heard back from congressman office; submitted Release of Information forms for both myself and my husband.

07/28/2017 - day 340 - finally received an interview appointment in mail (online status has not changed).

08/31/2017 - day 374 - Interview; I-485 status changed to 'New Card Is Being Produced'

09/05/2017 - day 379 - I-485 status changed to 'Card Was Mailed To Me'; received approval letters in mail for I-485 and I-130

09/08/2017 - day 382 - Greencard received in mail

06/20/2019 - day 1036 - ROC packet mailed

06/21/2019 - day 1037 - ROC packet received

06/29/2019 - day 1045 - NOA/Extension letter received in the mail (new GC expiration date is 2/28/2021)

01/17/2020 - day 1256 - biometrics appointment

06/03/2020 - day 1382 - N400 filed online (PD: 06/04/2020)

08/31/2020 - day 1470 - submitted CoA for both I-751 & N400 (temporarily moved to NJ due to Covid)

10/16/2020 - day 1516 - submitted CoA for both I-751 & N400 (finally settled in VT due to Covid)

2/1/2021 - day 1626 - Biometric Reuse notice uploaded to my online account

2/8/2021 - day 1634 - Interview Appointment notice uploaded to my online account

2/23/2021 - day 1649 - Received 1 year I-551 stamp at infopass appointment 

3/16/2021 - day 1670 - N400 Interview

 

 

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48 minutes ago, .yana said:

Not sure how this is relevant to my question or new but thanks, I’m aware. 

 you are not a citizen until you take the oath ceremony even when n-400 is approved.  surprise that you dont know that. so you are a permanent resident until than. N-400 wont be approved until I-751 is approved or some cases they approve them together. 

 

N-400 automatically cancel other immigrant petitions for the same petitioner - what does that really mean ? you are already a green card holder so what other immigrant petitions will you have ?


31-Jan-2020 : I-485 Filed

17-Feb-2020: I-765/I-131 Filed

24-May-2020: I-765/I-131 approved

31-May-2020: EAD/AP Combo Card received

05-Oct-2020: Biometrics Scheduled

20-Oct-2020: Biometrics Complete

30-Nov-2020: EAD/AP Renewal Filed

04-Dec-2020: AOS Case Was Transferred And A New Office Has Jurisdiction 😂😂 - Transfer from CSC to Nebraska Service Center  

13-Jan-2021: EAD/AP USCIS processed renewal

25-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal TExt message for case received

30-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal Receipts received

15-Mar-2021: AOS Approved - Card Production Sent

20-Mar-2021: Card Received in Mailbox

 

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1 hour ago, Donald120383 said:

 you are not a citizen until you take the oath ceremony even when n-400 is approved.  surprise that you dont know that. so you are a permanent resident until than. N-400 wont be approved until I-751 is approved or some cases they approve them together. 

 

N-400 automatically cancel other immigrant petitions for the same petitioner - what does that really mean ? you are already a green card holder so what other immigrant petitions will you have ?

I got an answer to my question, thank you.

 

I don’t believe you understand what my question was to begin but - again - thanks. 


Timeline:

Spoiler

 

08/19/2016 - I-485, I-130, I-765 sent to USCIS office in Chicago.

08/22/2016 - day 0 - package received and signed by CHYBA.

08/23/2016 - day 1 - priority date.

08/31/2016 - day 9 - electronic NOAs received via text and email, check is cashed.

09/06/2016 - day 15 - hard copies of NOAs received in the mail.

09/08/2016 - day 17 - biometrics appointment notice received in the mail (appointment date 09/19/2016).

09/13/2016 - day 22 - early biometrics walk in.

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "New Card Is Being Produced".

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "Case Was Approved".

10/31/2016 - day 70 - received EAD approval letter in mail.

11/10/2016 - day 81 - EAD status changed to "Card Was Mailed".

11/16/2016 - day 87 - EAD card received in mail.

02/10/2017 - day 173 - Submitted Change of Address request.

02/17/2017 - day 180 - Submitted a Service Request.

04/27/2017 - day 218 - online account said that response to service request has been sent, however no response received (to this day).

06/20/2017 - day 302 - At infopass appointment found out that my case was supposedly scheduled for interview in October, but because home country took forever to respond to security check request, it was postponed; case was in security check until 06/19/2017 & was returned a day before my infopass appointment.

06/27/2017 - day 309 - contacted the congressman office.

07/18/2017 - day 330 - heard back from congressman office; submitted Release of Information forms for both myself and my husband.

07/28/2017 - day 340 - finally received an interview appointment in mail (online status has not changed).

08/31/2017 - day 374 - Interview; I-485 status changed to 'New Card Is Being Produced'

09/05/2017 - day 379 - I-485 status changed to 'Card Was Mailed To Me'; received approval letters in mail for I-485 and I-130

09/08/2017 - day 382 - Greencard received in mail

06/20/2019 - day 1036 - ROC packet mailed

06/21/2019 - day 1037 - ROC packet received

06/29/2019 - day 1045 - NOA/Extension letter received in the mail (new GC expiration date is 2/28/2021)

01/17/2020 - day 1256 - biometrics appointment

06/03/2020 - day 1382 - N400 filed online (PD: 06/04/2020)

08/31/2020 - day 1470 - submitted CoA for both I-751 & N400 (temporarily moved to NJ due to Covid)

10/16/2020 - day 1516 - submitted CoA for both I-751 & N400 (finally settled in VT due to Covid)

2/1/2021 - day 1626 - Biometric Reuse notice uploaded to my online account

2/8/2021 - day 1634 - Interview Appointment notice uploaded to my online account

2/23/2021 - day 1649 - Received 1 year I-551 stamp at infopass appointment 

3/16/2021 - day 1670 - N400 Interview

 

 

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