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    Marieke H got a reaction from Visitor User in How soon should I prepare to apply for Naturalization?   
    Pages 10-11 of the instructions list what you need to send, depending on your situation. 
     
    Pages 11-14 of the instructions list what you need to bring to the interview, depending on your situation. 
     
    You will have to go through it yourself and see what applies to you. We can't do that for you. Again, this is a DIY site. Do it yourself. Good luck.
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    Marieke H reacted to Jorgedig in [HELP ME] Sponsorship Documents   
    You will have many challenges in getting a visa.
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    Marieke H got a reaction from Lil bear in How soon should I prepare to apply for Naturalization?   
    Pages 10-11 of the instructions list what you need to send, depending on your situation. 
     
    Pages 11-14 of the instructions list what you need to bring to the interview, depending on your situation. 
     
    You will have to go through it yourself and see what applies to you. We can't do that for you. Again, this is a DIY site. Do it yourself. Good luck.
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    Marieke H got a reaction from Visitor User in How soon should I prepare to apply for Naturalization?   
    You still have 18 MONTHS to figure this out. You are not eligible to apply anytime soon. So you have plenty of time to READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. There is a very clear list of required evidence included in the instructions. 
     
    Download the instructions, print them, read them several times. They will answer all your questions. 
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    Marieke H got a reaction from milimelo in How soon should I prepare to apply for Naturalization?   
    You still have 18 MONTHS to figure this out. You are not eligible to apply anytime soon. So you have plenty of time to READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. There is a very clear list of required evidence included in the instructions. 
     
    Download the instructions, print them, read them several times. They will answer all your questions. 
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    Marieke H reacted to Lil bear in How soon should I prepare to apply for Naturalization?   
    Yes .. you need to read and decide for yourself what applies to your situation. 
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    Marieke H reacted to pushbrk in Received CR1 but can't go now   
    Well, he might, but if he doesn't travel, he may not be with his wife in the USA until 2024.  His choice.
     
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    Marieke H reacted to Lil bear in How soon should I prepare to apply for Naturalization?   
    Up to you what you do …  i dont play guessing games with USCIS   I’m out .  Good luck 
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    Marieke H got a reaction from babayega in SUING   
    I looked at your past posts, and found some helpful information to help us understand what could be going on:
     
    You also submitted an inquiry and were told that your case is under extended review:
     
    It sounds like there is something in your background that needs further review. We don't know what that is; you may have an idea but you don't have to share that. Filing a writ of mandamus (I think that may be what you are referring to) will force USCIS to make a decision. If they have not completed their review/background checks when they are forced to make a decision, the only decision they can make is to deny you. I would be careful and try to be patient.
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    Marieke H got a reaction from Mike E in DMV Shredded My Wife's Green Card   
    Definitely file a complaint, not just to make sure that that employee gets proper training, but also to make sure that you have a record of what happened when the missing green card comes up later in the process. 
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    Marieke H got a reaction from millefleur in SUING   
    I looked at your past posts, and found some helpful information to help us understand what could be going on:
     
    You also submitted an inquiry and were told that your case is under extended review:
     
    It sounds like there is something in your background that needs further review. We don't know what that is; you may have an idea but you don't have to share that. Filing a writ of mandamus (I think that may be what you are referring to) will force USCIS to make a decision. If they have not completed their review/background checks when they are forced to make a decision, the only decision they can make is to deny you. I would be careful and try to be patient.
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    Marieke H got a reaction from Visitor User in How soon should I prepare to apply for Naturalization?   
    You can find all the requirements for the passport photos here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/photos.html
    If you can produce photographs that meet these requirements using your method, then that's fine. Or you can choose to make an appointment at an acceptance facility that has a photo service, so you don't need to worry about it.
     
    But you are getting way ahead of yourself. You have to wait to apply for naturalization at the end of next year. And then, after you have been approved (which will take a while depending on your local office) you will be able to apply for a passport. And then you can worry about the photos.
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    Marieke H got a reaction from Dashinka in SUING   
    I looked at your past posts, and found some helpful information to help us understand what could be going on:
     
    You also submitted an inquiry and were told that your case is under extended review:
     
    It sounds like there is something in your background that needs further review. We don't know what that is; you may have an idea but you don't have to share that. Filing a writ of mandamus (I think that may be what you are referring to) will force USCIS to make a decision. If they have not completed their review/background checks when they are forced to make a decision, the only decision they can make is to deny you. I would be careful and try to be patient.
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    Marieke H got a reaction from Visitor User in How soon should I prepare to apply for Naturalization?   
    If this is true, you will not be living outside the US when you apply for citizenship. So as per the instructions, you do NOT need to include passport photos. I don't know how else to explain this to you...
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    Marieke H got a reaction from Rocio0010 in SUING   
    I looked at your past posts, and found some helpful information to help us understand what could be going on:
     
    You also submitted an inquiry and were told that your case is under extended review:
     
    It sounds like there is something in your background that needs further review. We don't know what that is; you may have an idea but you don't have to share that. Filing a writ of mandamus (I think that may be what you are referring to) will force USCIS to make a decision. If they have not completed their review/background checks when they are forced to make a decision, the only decision they can make is to deny you. I would be careful and try to be patient.
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    Marieke H reacted to arken in How soon should I prepare to apply for Naturalization?   
    Doesn't sound like you read the instructions. Your PP photos aren't required.
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    Marieke H got a reaction from milimelo in How soon should I prepare to apply for Naturalization?   
    Seriously... did you even download the N-400 instructions and read through them? This is a DIY site; we expect people to do some of the work themselves. 
     
    Photos are only required if you are living overseas. See the first item on the list under Required Evidence starting on page 10 of the instructions. 
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    Marieke H got a reaction from Visitor User in How soon should I prepare to apply for Naturalization?   
    Seriously... did you even download the N-400 instructions and read through them? This is a DIY site; we expect people to do some of the work themselves. 
     
    Photos are only required if you are living overseas. See the first item on the list under Required Evidence starting on page 10 of the instructions. 
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    Marieke H got a reaction from Adujarric in How soon should I prepare to apply for Naturalization?   
    Seriously... did you even download the N-400 instructions and read through them? This is a DIY site; we expect people to do some of the work themselves. 
     
    Photos are only required if you are living overseas. See the first item on the list under Required Evidence starting on page 10 of the instructions. 
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    Marieke H reacted to Jorgedig in Getting married on ESTA visit and then applying for AOS?   
    Maybe because people come here with preconceived notions about how US immigration works, and do not want to listen to first-hand experience if it doesn't jive with their ideas?
     
    Oh, and also: having done things legally and waited our turns in the queues, it is disheartening to see the daily steady stream of people planning to commit fraud.
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    Marieke H got a reaction from Jorgedig in Should I File for a K-1 or Wait?   
    I just want to make sure that you fully understand what it is like to enter the US on a K-1. When I came on a K-1, I also thought I was fine with it, but it was very, very hard, to the point that my husband saw my mental health deteriorate so much that he suggested that maybe I should go back to the Netherlands for a while and we would start over with a CR-1.
     
    Of course everyone is different, and it may not be this difficult for her, but just make sure that she is aware of some things. She will not be allowed to work or travel out of the country for 6-8 months. I thought I would be fine with that, because it would give me time to get used to my new home. This is true, but after a month or 2 it gets very old. You are basically stuck at home, without a social network (I only started getting new friends after I started working 8 months after entering the country). In many states, people who entered on a K-1 can't get their driver's license until they have an EAD. All of this makes your world very small.
     
    Other than that warning, I think you have more than enough evidence. For the I-129f, you only have to prove that you have met in the 2 years before filing (passport stamps, proof of living together during those 56 days, a few pictures maybe), and that you intent to marry each other (letters of intent). You can choose to include more relationship evidence, but this is not required. Don't overdo it; sending too much extra "fluff" will make it difficult for the officer to find the information that they are looking for. She can bring more evidence to the interview.
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    Marieke H got a reaction from Visitor User in How soon should I prepare to apply for Naturalization?   
    You still have a long wait ahead of you. You can apply 90 days before 2/26/2024.
     
    The form is pretty straightforward and can be filed online. You definitely don't need an attorney if you can read English and take the time to study the instructions.
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    Marieke H got a reaction from Chancy in Should I File for a K-1 or Wait?   
    I just want to make sure that you fully understand what it is like to enter the US on a K-1. When I came on a K-1, I also thought I was fine with it, but it was very, very hard, to the point that my husband saw my mental health deteriorate so much that he suggested that maybe I should go back to the Netherlands for a while and we would start over with a CR-1.
     
    Of course everyone is different, and it may not be this difficult for her, but just make sure that she is aware of some things. She will not be allowed to work or travel out of the country for 6-8 months. I thought I would be fine with that, because it would give me time to get used to my new home. This is true, but after a month or 2 it gets very old. You are basically stuck at home, without a social network (I only started getting new friends after I started working 8 months after entering the country). In many states, people who entered on a K-1 can't get their driver's license until they have an EAD. All of this makes your world very small.
     
    Other than that warning, I think you have more than enough evidence. For the I-129f, you only have to prove that you have met in the 2 years before filing (passport stamps, proof of living together during those 56 days, a few pictures maybe), and that you intent to marry each other (letters of intent). You can choose to include more relationship evidence, but this is not required. Don't overdo it; sending too much extra "fluff" will make it difficult for the officer to find the information that they are looking for. She can bring more evidence to the interview.
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    Marieke H reacted to powerpuff in Should I File for a K-1 or Wait?   
    @Marieke H couldn’t agree more. I also thought it was fine but it was much harder in reality. I was blessed that I had friends here already, knew the country/state as I lived here previously and also got a DL cause it was allowed regardless of immigration status. I would probably go bananas if I did not have any of that.
     
    Timelines have shifted and it’s 8-12 months now
     
     
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    Marieke H got a reaction from EM_Vandaveer in Should I File for a K-1 or Wait?   
    I just want to make sure that you fully understand what it is like to enter the US on a K-1. When I came on a K-1, I also thought I was fine with it, but it was very, very hard, to the point that my husband saw my mental health deteriorate so much that he suggested that maybe I should go back to the Netherlands for a while and we would start over with a CR-1.
     
    Of course everyone is different, and it may not be this difficult for her, but just make sure that she is aware of some things. She will not be allowed to work or travel out of the country for 6-8 months. I thought I would be fine with that, because it would give me time to get used to my new home. This is true, but after a month or 2 it gets very old. You are basically stuck at home, without a social network (I only started getting new friends after I started working 8 months after entering the country). In many states, people who entered on a K-1 can't get their driver's license until they have an EAD. All of this makes your world very small.
     
    Other than that warning, I think you have more than enough evidence. For the I-129f, you only have to prove that you have met in the 2 years before filing (passport stamps, proof of living together during those 56 days, a few pictures maybe), and that you intent to marry each other (letters of intent). You can choose to include more relationship evidence, but this is not required. Don't overdo it; sending too much extra "fluff" will make it difficult for the officer to find the information that they are looking for. She can bring more evidence to the interview.
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