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Filed: Other Country: Ghana

Hi guys. 

Trying to help a friend who doesn't belong to this forum with her questions. What are the documents to submit when filing for US citizenship ( N400) on marriage based. Meanwhile she wants to file online. Thanks all.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti

Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15


Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15



CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15


Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Russia

If she files online, it will explain everything page by page and will have an option to upload everything that is needed.

Необычные линейки на рабочий стол 

🇷🇺 CR-1 via DCF in Moscow* (Dec 2016-Jun 2017) 🇺🇸 Info about my DCF experience here and here


26-Jul-2016: Married abroad in Russia (USC + Russian husband) 👩‍❤️‍👨
21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Moscow USCIS field office*
29-Dec-2016: I-130 approved! Yay! 🎊 

17-Jan-2017: Case number received

21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview at Embassy - approved! 🎉

29-Mar-2017: CR-1 Visa received (via mail)

02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

28-Jun-2017: Port of Entry @ PDX 🛩️

21-Jul-2017: No SSN after three weeks; applied in person at the SSA

22-Jul-2017: GC arrived in the mail 📬

31-Jul-2017: SSN arrived via mail, hurrah!


*NOTE: The USCIS Field Office in Moscow is now CLOSED.


I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

22-Jul-2017: GC arrives in the mail – error in middle name 😕

01-Aug-2017: Sent in I-90 online via website

05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

23-Aug-2017: Biometrics done @ USCIS office; told to keep GC!

16-Jul-2018: RFE for original card!! 🤬

31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sep-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!! 😂


📑 I-751 Removal of Conditions (Apr 2019-Oct 2019) 📝 Filed via mail, processed by MSC & passed interview


28-Jun-2019: Conditional GC expires

30-Mar-2019: Eligible to apply for ROC

01-Apr-2019: ROC in the mail to Phoenix AZ lockbox! 📫

03-Apr-2019: ROC packet delivered to lockbox

09-Apr-2019: USCIS cashed check

09-Apr-2019: Case number received via text - MSC 📲

12-Apr-2019: Extension letter arrives via mail

19-Apr-2019: Biometrics letter arrives via mail

30-Apr-2019: Biometrics appointment at local office

26-Jun-2019: Case ready to be scheduled for interview 

04-Sep-2019: Interview was scheduled - letter to arrive in mail

09-Sep-2019: Interview letter arrived in the mail! ✉️

17-Oct-2019: Interview scheduled @ local USCIS  

18-Oct-2019: Interview cancelled & notice ordered*

18-Oct-2019: Case was approved! 🎉

22-Oct-2019: Card was mailed to me 📨

23-Oct-2019: Card was picked by USPS 

25-Oct-2019: 10 year GC Card received in mail 📬


*I don't understand this status because we DID have an interview!


🇺🇸 N-400 Application for Naturalization (Mar 2020-????) 🛂 Online filers note: Use INTERNET EXPLORER! Other browsers may not work!


30-Mar-2020: N-400 early filing window opens!

01-Apr-2020: Filed N-400 online 💻 

02-Apr-2020: NOA 1 - Receipt No. received online 📃

07-Apr-2020: NOA 1 - Receipt No. received via mail

05-May-2020: Application transferred to another USCIS field office for review*

??-???-????: TBA... 


*NOTE: Moved to another state in May.



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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Greece
On 8/5/2020 at 8:10 PM, Luckycuds said:

Be careful, this set of instructions is outdated. The current instructions for the N-400 form are here: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/n-400instr.pdf

F-1 visa and Post-Completion OPT

2008: Applied for F-1 visa

06/2009: F-1 visa interview@ US Embassy Athens, Greece - granted for 60 months

08/08/2009: Moved to the US for grad school

07/2014: Moved in with same-sex USC partner!

05/2016: Got EAD card in the mail (Post Completion OPT)

05/21/2016: PhD graduation: (renewed) F-1 visa expired (D/S) - EAD expiration date: 06/05/2017

06/06/2016: Started work as F-1 post-completion OPT

11/15/2016: Wedding day!

AOS from F-1 to LPR

Day -05 - 01/23/2017: Mailed AOS Package (I-485, I-693, I-130, I-131, I-864, I-765) to Chicago Lockbox

Day 00 - 01/28/2017: USPS Delivery confirmation

Day 08 - 02/05/2017: Email/Text NOA1, Checks cashed, MyUSCIS case numbers work

Day 28 - 02/25/2017: NOA1 for Biometrics Appointment (for 03/08/2017 in Austin, TX)

Day 39 - 03/08/2017: Biometrics Appointment

Day 90 - 04/24/2017: I-765 & I-131 Approval! (Email/Text for I-765 only)

Day 94 - 04/28/2017: Reception of I-797 NOA in the mail for I-765 & I-131 Approval; EAD/AP in the mail.

Day 99 - 05/03/2017: Received EAD/AP card

Day 255 - 10/06/2017: Reception of I-797 NOA in the mail for I-485 Interview. Scheduled for 11/07/2017 in San Antonio, TX

Day 283 - 11/07/2017: I-485 Interview in San Antonio, TX: Recommended for Approval. Waiting for Notification of Approval and Green Card in the mail.

Day 284 - 11/08/2017: MyUSCIS Case switched to "Approved"

Day 289 - 11/13/2017: Reception of I-797 NOA in the mail for approved I-485 and I-130

Day 290 - 11/14/2017: USPS notified me of package shipment from USCIS in Corbin, KY. Intercepted and redirected to post office for pick up due to imminent address change

Day 293 - 11/17/2017: Picked up I-551 (Green Card: CR6) from Post Office. -- Window for ROC opens August 9 2019; Can file N-400 for Naturalization August 9 2020 (Early filing, 3 years - 90 days)


ROC journey

Day -04 - 08/08/2019: Mailed ROC Package (I-751 & supporting material)

Day 00 - 08/12/2019: USPS Delivery Confirmation & Email/Text NOA, MyUSCIS case number assignment; quoted 15-18 months

Day 109 - 11/29/2019: Biometrics Appointment in Austin, TX Application Support Center

Day 273 - 05/11/2020: I-751 Approval, New card in the mail

Day 278 - 05/16/2020: Received new Green Card (IR6) with expiration data in 2030


The final stretch - path to Naturalization

Day 00 - 08/09/2020: Early filing window opens; Filed N-400 form online at my.uscis.gov

Day 05 - 08/14/2020: Received NOA1 in the mail
Day 85 - 11/02/2020: Biometrics Reuse Notice at my.uscis.gov

Day 95 - 11/12/2020: Received e-mail notification & egov.uscis.gov update that case status was updated to "Testing and Interview"; Interview was scheduled for 12/31/2020 in San Antonio, awaiting notification letter in the mail.

Day 145 - 12/31/2020: N-400 Interview in San Antonio, TX. Recommended for Approval. Waiting for Oath Ceremony notice in the mail.

Day 160 - 01/15/2021: Oath Ceremony Notice was mailed, PDF copy appeared on my.uscis.gov 01/19; Ceremony scheduled for 01/29/2021 in San Antonio, TX

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Filed: Other Country: Ghana


30 minutes ago, el_greco said:

Be careful, this set of instructions is outdated. The current instructions for the N-400 form are here: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/n-400instr.pdf

Thanks el_greco for your response.

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