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Okay assisting a friend here and here's the scenario. I'm sure this has been asked here before but having a hard time to find the thread.

 

* Will be qualified to apply under 5 Years on May 2021

* New n400 Filing Fee will start on October 2, 2020

* Processing time of the USCIS office where my friend belong takes 1 year or more

 

 

So if my friend file N400 under 3 Years before October 2, 2020 (taking advantage of the current 700$ something fee) 

 

and assuming n400 interview date will be August or September 2021, is it possible that the interviewer will convert the application from 3 years to 5 years? What normally happens in this case?

 

In my experience, I know how hard to gather evidence  for the 3 years requirements but due to this ridiculous fee increase now it makes any applicant think twice

 

to apply before the new fee deadline(more requirements but less fee) or wait until May 2021 (less requirement but higher fee) 

 

Opinion please? And thank you in advance.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Russia
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you cannot pre file n-400 if you dont qualify to circumvent the fee increase.  if you dont qualify for 3 year rule , your application will be rejected. 


Employment Based Adjustment of Status I-485 Filed: 31st Jan 2020 

I-485 Received: 3rd Feb 2020 

EAD/AP filed: Feb 14th 2020

EAD/AP approved: May 25th 2020

I-485 Biometrics : Pending

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There’s no “converting” to the 5-year rule even if your application takes 3 years to process (as is almost the case at my local office). 
 

If you apply based on the 3-year rule, you must provide the evidence of the marital

union right up to interview stage. Even if you have been an LPR for 5 years by the time you get your chance to sit on the interview chair. 
 

What’s so difficult about providing evidence of being in marital union for 3 years?  


 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, tomigaoka said:

Okay assisting a friend here and here's the scenario. I'm sure this has been asked here before but having a hard time to find the thread.

 

* Will be qualified to apply under 5 Years on May 2021

* New n400 Filing Fee will start on October 2, 2020

* Processing time of the USCIS office where my friend belong takes 1 year or more

 

 

So if my friend file N400 under 3 Years before October 2, 2020 (taking advantage of the current 700$ something fee) 

 

and assuming n400 interview date will be August or September 2021, is it possible that the interviewer will convert the application from 3 years to 5 years? What normally happens in this case?

 

In my experience, I know how hard to gather evidence  for the 3 years requirements but due to this ridiculous fee increase now it makes any applicant think twice

 

to apply before the new fee deadline(more requirements but less fee) or wait until May 2021 (less requirement but higher fee) 

 

Opinion please? And thank you in advance.

If the fee increase is a concern, Just file asap........case closed....easy decision.

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If your friend is eligible under the 3 year rule it will be cheaper to apply now. The volume of evidence is not overwhelming compared with a green card application.

 

I don’t think there’s any “conversion” and each interview seems to be unique with what the IO asks to see - for either the 3 or 5 year rule. 

 


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Engaged: 08/24/2012
Married: 08/10/2013

Adjustment of Status from TN Status to Permanent Resident:
Day 00: AOS mailed by USPS priority Post: 05/19/2014
Day 02: AOS package arrived: 05/21/2014
Day 08: Text/email notice of acceptance: 05/27/2014
Day 11: NOAs for I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131 received, 05/30/2014
Day 14: Biometrics notice received with an appointment of June 17, 2914 at 3pm. 06/02/2014
Day 15: attempted walk-in successful after a very long wait 06/03/2014
Day 38: email notice that I-485 has moved to testing & interview! 06/26/2014
Day 77: EAD/AP - card production 08/06/2014
Day 84: EAD/AP card received 08/13/2014
Day 129: Infopass appointment for an update (very helpful!) 09/24/2014
Day 136: Email received with interview date 10/01/2014
Day 138: Interview notice received! 10/03/2014
Day 170: Green Card Approved on the Spot! 11/04/2014
Day 178: Green Card Received 11/12/2014

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS:

Day 00: ROC Package (Weighing 1.7kg -- 3lbs 13oz) mailed by USPS Priority Post: 09/13/2016

Day 03: ROC Package Received: 09/16/2016

Day 07: Check Cashed: 09/20/2016

Day Too many to count: Received Approval 02/05/2018

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Day 00: Submitted file online for N400 -- 07/31/2020

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Just now, Quarknase said:

Your friend will be interviewed on the basis they apply for.

100% correct.    There is no "converting".....🤣


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