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Tom_Jim

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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from Amelmahbub07 in Stuck in a Citizenship question   
    Answer, "no".
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from Dashinka in Stuck in a Citizenship question   
    Answer, "no".
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from chefaleslie in N400 interview tomorrow just cut my finger   
    No, the fingerprints are taken during your biometrics.
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from Heiwa in Do I need to renew green card first to apply citizenship?   
    no need to renew
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from zizzer in U.S. Citizenship Certificate holder   
    If you do get a separate plastic sleeve or other holder, ensure it's acid free.
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from Etamkoos in Detained or Not Detained...that is the Question   
    Technically, yes, he was detained on both examples you provided. The litmus test for detention is always as follows: 1) were you free to leave on your own without having to ask them?  If no, then you were detained. 
     
    FWIW, you can always ask LEOs and customs officer if you are being detained so there's no ambiguity. 
     
     
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from CentralPark1992 in What to bring to Biometrics   
    In addition to whatever else USCIS enumerated in the letter he got referring to his biometrics, he needs to bring all his fingers, and his face.
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from Fmab Wasenob in Ink Color of signature?   
    I signed mine in blood; I'd figure they knew I was serious about my application.
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    Tom_Jim reacted to ram0201 in Disorderly Conduct - Applying for Citizenship   
    Hi CookieCat, thanks for your response!
     
    From what I read on the link above, it indicated that petty theft can be an exception to CIMT if..
    •The “petty offense” is the only CIMT the applicant has ever committed;

    •The sentence imposed for the offense was six months or less; and

    •The maximum possible sentence for the offense does not exceed one year. 
     
    Which actually all apply to my case. I've consulted a few immigration lawyers regarding the matter and they've told me that the offense should not be grounds for not ineligibility. So in this case, do you think I can move forward on my own?
     
    As a side note, if I do wait for the 5 years and apply in 2018 - what will happen to my status then? From my understanding, my status as a permanent resident does not expire after 10 years but the green card does? 
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from Nevyna in expired green card and becoming an USA citizen   
    This is the worst advice anyone can dole out. Clearly, you have no idea what you are talking about.
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from EM_Vandaveer in expired green card and becoming an USA citizen   
    This is the worst advice anyone can dole out. Clearly, you have no idea what you are talking about.
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from Hypnos in expired green card and becoming an USA citizen   
    This is the worst advice anyone can dole out. Clearly, you have no idea what you are talking about.
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    Tom_Jim reacted to tyler007 in i got traffic ticket but after 3 day my citizenship oath ceremony   
    It's possible it could not affect it.
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from Helpme123 in Background check after N-400 possible ?   
    It's within their purview to conduct any and all background checks up to the point of your oath taking.
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from hir0 in Can I create a new family name?   
    Yes. You will have an opportunity to change your name during naturalization.
    Some names that are already been taken:
    Dom Perignon Champagne
    Destinee Hooker
    Preserved Fish
    Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from S_R in US green card holder: can I leave US for over 6-months but under 1-year?   
    Ironically enough, filing for citizenship may be an issue for some people (I'm not inferring the OP is in this boat). Some LPRs don't file for citizenship because they may have had class A demeanors, or maybe even some felonies. Filing for citizenship may render them ineligible to naturalize, so they keep their LPR status.
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from NancyNguyen in Attorney on the interview   
    Leave the codependency behind. If it's that difficult for you to say no, then, say yes.
    Really simple stuff here.
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from Shauna&Wael in Attorney on the interview   
    Leave the codependency behind. If it's that difficult for you to say no, then, say yes.
    Really simple stuff here.
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from Hypnos in US green card holder: can I leave US for over 6-months but under 1-year?   
    You take a risk
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from sweetbabe in Change of address   
    Only a handful of district offices offer same-day naturalization ceremonies. Even then, it doesn't mean you will naturalize that day. You're required to inform USCIS and have 10 days of moving to inform them. If you receive subsequent correspondence in the mail (for same-day naturalization as it was in my case, the last correspondence from USCIS in the post was indeed my interview letter) for RFEs, etc., they will mail it to you to whatever address you have in their system. If you do not change your address, they will continue to send posts to your old address and you may miss time-sensitive documents from them, which in turn, may delay and/or jeopardize your application.
    In other words, here you go: https://egov.uscis.gov/coa/displayCOAForm.do
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from JimmyHou in Online status N400   
    Sounds very close to my story. 20 years now in NYC right into Uni. from HS.
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from JimmyHou in Civil fine   
    Were you on an MTA SelectBus? If so, you were fined for fare evasion wherein you were issued a citation and technically pleaded guilty by paying the fine. This is not a traffic violation and doesn't fall under the "Other Documents" instructions for evidence of violations under $500. You were, and are, required to report this on your N-400.
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from JimmyHou in Online status N400   
    Ha, Jimmy! No thanks. I'd rather go to the dratted dentist. My approach to the whole immigration experience very much aligns with Ronco's tagline for his Ronco Rotisserie: SET IT, AND FORGET IT!
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from JimmyHou in Just got DUI and Reckless driving before my citizenship interview   
    It's very clear you're not a lawyer peddling this kind of unnecessary and unlettered misinformation. Best to leave the scare tactics in another forum.
    The OP is doing the right thing by going to a lawyer.
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    Tom_Jim got a reaction from DC85 in Just got DUI and Reckless driving before my citizenship interview   
    It's very clear you're not a lawyer peddling this kind of unnecessary and unlettered misinformation. Best to leave the scare tactics in another forum.
    The OP is doing the right thing by going to a lawyer.
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