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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Colombia

Hello everyone! My grandma is 82 years old and she got her green card through my aunt (her daughter) that was like 10 years ago! We are now helping her to become a US citizen! The requirements that i read are all based on green card holders married to US citizen, but we are confused and don’t know what documents to attach to her application! Could anyone please guide me? Thank you!


I-129 F SENT 11/27/2018

NOA 1 12/03/2018

RFE      04/10/2019

RFE REPLY 04/25/2019

NOA 2 05/09/2019

NVC RECEIVED 06/05/2019

CASE # ASSIGNED NVC  06/10/2019

NVC LEFT 06/25/2019



USA ENTRY🛬 07/30/2019

MARRIED 🤵💖👰09/13/2019

AOS SENT 10/08/2019

AOS RECEIVED 10/09/2019

AOS NOA 1 10/25/2019

BIOMETRICS 11/20/2019






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Have you checked the USCIS website? They have helpful documents with instructions and a checklist of attachments:




The basics are a copy of the front and back of her green card and payment.  Other attachments depend on if she uses a lawyer, if her name has changed, if she's been arrested or convicted of a crime, if she's paid her taxes as required, and a bunch of other things all listed on the document checklist. 


You can also file online, which makes the process a lot easier - the form will give you error messages if you forget to fill out required fields. 


K1 Process:



8/20/2016: I-129F packet mailed
10/20/2016: NOA2

1/20/2017: Interview (approved!) 

1/27/2017: Visa received 

2/20/2017: POE Philadelphia

3/18/2017: Wedding!



Adjustment of Status:




5/11/2017:  I-485, I-131, and I-765 packets mailed to Chicago lockbox

5/18/2017: NOA (priority date 5/15/2017)

5/30/2017:  Biometrics completed (walk-in, East Hartford, CT ASC)

8/2017-9/2017: Three service requests and case request to Congresswoman submitted for I-765

10/7/2017:  EAD/AP combo card received (146 days from PD)

12/14/2017: Interview! (214 days from PD)

12/18/2017 Approval notice received with a notice date of 12/14/2017

12/30/2017: GC received (230 days from PD)



Removal of Conditions:

9/15/2019: ROC window opens

9/16/2019: Packet mailed to Dallas lockbox

9/18/2019: Packet delivered to Dallas lockbox

9/24/2019: Check cashed by USCIS

9/25/2019: Text receipt notice received

9/27/2019: Hard copy NOA received with a notice date of 9/23/2019

10/15/2019: Biometrics appointment letter received (notice dated 10/4/2019) 

10/24/2019: Biometrics completed (East Hartford, CT ASC) 

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If you start putting information on your N-400 application, the online submission portal will direct you to which documents will be needed for submission. YOu don't have to finish your application in one go. The data that you already put down will be saved unless you forget to do some changes to it every 30 days.


As mentioned above, for the simplest of N-400 applications based on 5-yr residency (and where gc was not acquired through marriage), the online portal will only require you to submit the front and back of the gc and proof of residence (e.g., drivers license). Tax transcripts during the interview may/may not be asked so bring those anyway.

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