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About spinkycow

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    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
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    Nebraska Service Center
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    South Africa
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    South African and American living in Namibia.

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  1. Yeah, this is why I recommend having a lawyer. I am sure if I had sought legal advice instead of just doing what they said it would have been different. I spoke with the people at the US embassy too before travelling and they said I would need a tourist visa as the green card was no longer valid. It was all quite stressful.
  2. It would have to be extreme extenuating circumstances for him to maintain his residence status without being a resident. If i remember correctly he would have to spend no more than six months at a time out of the country, and he would have to have the reentry permit for returning, but even then it would be up to the officer at his point of entry if they let him in. I lost my greencard when we went to Namibia, after 11 months out of the country there was nothing they could do for me, I was made to surrender my greencard at the POE. I would recommend finding a lawyer to see if you have any real options. Best would be if he could get citizenship before leaving, if you get stationed abroad he could apply without having to wait for the residency period to pass (under 319 B). Having gone through the green card process twice I would really recommend you dont do that.
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    N-400 May-2018 Filers

    Got citizenship yesterday. Finally done. Applied May18 by mail, interview was Oct 30th.
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    N-400 May-2018 Filers

    Not sure whats up with the google doc. I had the interview on Tuesday, it went well!
  5. I talked with the lawyer this morning, he agrees with what most of you stated. It seems it was required up until 2014 but not since then. Thanks for all the input!
  6. It says second form of ID such as passport or drivers license.
  7. Good morning! Always nice to see a fellow South African! Were you able to retain your South African citizenship without much issue? Im heading to the World Market today hopefully Ive heard whispers that they carry biltong.
  8. Thanks guys, I had a moment of sheer panic.
  9. Morning, my appointment is coming up in a few weeks. The lawyer says I need to get a state issued form of ID such as a drivers license. Has this been asked of people at the interview? We have only temporarily lived in the state in which we will have the interview, I've never changed my drivers license as we are moving the day after the interview. I am worried I may have made a mistake in not changing my drivers license. Any insight?
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    N-400 May-2018 Filers

    Received the email notice today. Appointment in St. Louis on OCT 30th!!
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    N-400 May-2018 Filers

    One website says they've only done biometrics but the other one says that the appointment has been scheduled today but I need to wait for a letter, anyone else have this?
  12. spinkycow

    Cape town medicals - missing vaccs card

    Since your card is lost you will probably just be given all the required vaccinations, whether you had them before or not since you cant prove you've had them. They just do it all together and then you pay for it. You could save money by going to dischem and getting them done before hand. But you dont know for sure which ones they will require.
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    N-400 May-2018 Filers

    I was able to Walk in yesterday at the KC office. I went in at 2:30 and was the only person there. Was done in less than 10 minutes. This morning the porthole shows that the waiting time is 12 months, it was 7 months originally. Anyone notice a huge jump after this travel ban? I read there is a rush to citizenship now due to the travel ban.
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    N-400 May-2018 Filers

    Ours was filed by mail this week. Hoping to get it done by October or November!