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Hello, is there a discussion thread on this website about the downsides of NOT applying for citizenship while holding GC for so many years?  For example, if i decided to apply for citizenship 10 years later, would this situation make it much more difficult? Does anyone want to share his thoughts?

 

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36 minutes ago, i_love_rain said:

Hello, is there a discussion thread on this website about the downsides of NOT applying for citizenship while holding GC for so many years?  For example, if i decided to apply for citizenship 10 years later, would this situation make it much more difficult? Does anyone want to share his thoughts?

 

Thank you.

not at all.  For example they recently announced changes for the citizenship questions but those that would be exempt are people over 64 that have had legal permanent residency for 20 years.  You go for your citizenship when you are not only eligible, you can afford to and you are ready.  You arent forced just because you received your initial 10 year greencard.


B1/B2 Visa since 2012 > traveled 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 > Marriage > AOS

AOS Sent July 20th > PD > July 26th 2016

EAD approved in (87 days)

Received EAD Combo Card (101 days)

Interview May 30th 2017 (308 days) 

Case Approved May 30th 2017 (308 days)

Greencard received June 7th 2017 (316 days)

 

ROC 

Received Date - 5/14/2019

NOA - 5/17/2019

Conditional Greencard with ext expiration date 11/30/2020

Biometrics - 6/18/2019

Transfer to NBC - 4/20/20

Transfer back to Vermont Center - 4/21/20 (Never received that letter but USCIS agents over the phone advises this and have no explanation as to why it was transferred nor transferred back)

InfoPass - 11/20/20 (to get I-551 Stamp in Valid Passport)

 

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Russia
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no one knows what happens in 2030


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

25-Nov-2020: EAD/AP Renewal Sent 

 

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There is no problem taking as long as you want to do it. They don’t hold it against you. As long as you meet the requirements for naturalizing at the time you have applied/interview - being a LPR for the minimum amount of time, meeting continuous residence and physical presence requirements, maintaining good moral character, etc - you will be approved.

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4 hours ago, i_love_rain said:

Hello, is there a discussion thread on this website about the downsides of NOT applying for citizenship while holding GC for so many years?  For example, if i decided to apply for citizenship 10 years later, would this situation make it much more difficult? Does anyone want to share his thoughts?

 

Thank you.

if you don't have a good reason for delay, Do it.

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It’s completely optional. Some people never take citizenship abd are perfectly happy living as a green card holder for the rest of their lives. It’s a personal choice and one that will not be held against you. 


 

 

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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My Aunt married an American citizen and became an LPR, lived in the US for over 50 years and raised her family until her passing, and chose to never become a US citizen in all that time.  She was very proud of her Canadian citizenship and did not want to be a dual citizen.  So it's a personal choice.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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50 minutes ago, JFH said:

It’s completely optional. Some people never take citizenship abd are perfectly happy living as a green card holder for the rest of their lives. It’s a personal choice and one that will not be held against you. 

My brother has had a green card for 60 Years. The only problem I see with him, he really does not know where he belongs. When he is in Germany, he says when I get home, when he is in the US he will say, when I get home. I believe, as an immigrant, you need to make up your mind, where your home is. He never has.

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21 minutes ago, Calicolom said:

My brother has had a green card for 60 Years. The only problem I see with him, he really does not know where he belongs. When he is in Germany, he says when I get home, when he is in the US he will say, when I get home. I believe, as an immigrant, you need to make up your mind, where your home is. He never has.

Some countries do not allow dual citizenship, which can also be an issue for some people. Isn’t Germany one of those? I can also understand not wanting to give up what you were born with. 

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Germany
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5 hours ago, SusieQQQ said:

Some countries do not allow dual citizenship, which can also be an issue for some people. Isn’t Germany one of those? I can also understand not wanting to give up what you were born with. 

Germany does allow it. Lots of paperwork but possible. 

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22 hours ago, H.Angy said:

I lived in UK for ab one year. I was very happy when I left. So happy that I would never go back.

I lived there for most of my life, also happy I left. Most of my family in Portugal now, so very little reason to go back to the UK.


--- k1 visa ---
Texas Service Center (Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here)
I-129F sent: 12 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA1: 15 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA2: 2 Mar 2015 (199 days from NOA1) **No RFEs!**
NVC Received: 19 Mar 2015
Case#, IIN, BIN assigned: 19 Mar 2015
NVC Left: 20 Mar 2015
Consultate Received: 23 Mar 2015
Package 3 Received: 26 Mar 2015
Medical: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 3 Sent: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 4 Received: 23 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 8 May 2015 (Approved!!!)
Visa Issued: 14 May 2015
Visa in Hand: 19 May 2015
Entry to USA: 5 Jun 2015
Married: 21 Jun 2015

---Adjustment of Status---
Sent I-485, I-131 and I-765: 7 Jul 2015
NOA1 for I-485, I-131 and I-765: 14 Jul 2015
Email notification that I-765 was approved: 12 Sep 2015
Email notification that I-131 was approved: 15 Sep 2015
Email notification that EAD/AP combo card was mailed: 15 Sep 2015
EAD and AP combo card received: 18 Sep 2015
Green Card Received: 3 Dec 2015 [ :)] Previous letter stated interview requirement was likely to be waived

 

---Removal of Conditions---
Sent I-751: 13 Oct 2017
NOA1 for I-751: 23 Oct 2017

Biometrics: 20 Nov 2017
Approved: 20 Dec 2018

Green Card Received: 2 Jan 2019

 

-- Citizenship --
Filed Online: 21 Feb 2020
NOA1 (Online): 22 Feb 2020
Biometrics: 10 Mar 2020

Interview: 29 Jul 2020 (Approved - Oath taken immediately due to covid19)

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