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About juliava

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  1. When it comes to applying for citizenship, unpaid taxes combined with lack of documentation proving that you have the intention of paying it would definitely hurt your application. Pay your taxes, get it over with and then you may apply for citizenship. Also, have an explanation letter ready at the time of the interview describing why you didn't pay your 2008 taxes until now. That's where you may talk about not having a job.
  2. Look up user Camelot13. They have a similar story. Looks like, at this point, the only thing you can do is to push for I751 to be adjudicated. Then you may follow up with the n400 application. Every case is unique though, so how long they are going to take on processing everything is a question you might not be able to find an answer for. Arm yourself with lot of patience.
  3. Yes, there is, no worries. They may even wait for you until you get interviewed. There is a big waiting room there plus a cafeteria on the second floor. Good luck!
  4. juliava

    N-400 - passport photos or no?

    You don't need to send photos with the N400 application. However, please do take passport photos with you at the interview. There were many of us, myself included, who have been asked for passport photos during interview. Thank God I had them with me.
  5. Congratulations! Great news! You are almost done! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
  6. The answer will definitely be YES - because you have been cited for all the incidents mentioned above. Please do include dates for everything including speeding tickets just to be safe. Write a one paragraph letter of explanation for the hit and run incident that you mentioned here and attach documentation issued by the court indicating that case was dismissed. As far as speeding tickets, please attach proof of payment for each one of them. Honesty is your best policy here.
  7. I filed early June 2017 by mail. In line for the Interview July 2017. Interview letter in January 2018. Interview and oath on February 27th. As you see, you might still have to wait a bit. Hang in there, use distractions as much as you can, and have faith that your turn will ultimately come!
  8. It took 7 months to see the interview letter, so overall 8 months total to become a citizen. Newark office.
  9. Don't ovethink this. Enter the date of the incident in the form, write a brief, one paragraph letter of explanation on a separate sheet of paper and attach any supporting documentation you might have. Let the IO determine whether you were detained or not. At the interview the IO would make the proper corrections on your n400 form if necessary.
  10. Marriage certificate was initially sent, that was not the issue. However, again, what was not mailed was additional evidence of marriage because they had similar opinions and judgment as yours. If I have to weigh the two options - to mail or not to mail the evidence, I would choose to mail the evidence. I would also make copies of everything and bring it with me at the interview. So what if you mailed out similar documentation in the past for I751? What do you have to lose, really? It will all go into the same place- the person's immigration file - but at the end of the day, it is a separate application! Let USCIS sort everything out, it is their job to go through the application and retain what they need. Never heard here of a case where USCIS penalized someone because they sent too much evidence or because the evidence provided was redundant.
  11. 1. Date on old greencard. 2. The 10 years green card.
  12. I recall reading about one case last month where the person filed in NJ based on 3 yr marriage rule, did not mail out supporting evidence of marriage, brought it all at the interview and the officer did not look at it at all but asked the person to go home and send everything by mail. The couple was very disappointed. That being said, I would say mail everything now and bring copies at the interview. You have nothing to lose but gain a peace of mind.
  13. Unfortunately nobody can tell you for sure what would be the outcome. At this point, all you may see here would be pure speculations. Obviously, your entry in the US on F1 visa may be interpreted as fraudulent because at that time you were formally married and that was not mentioned in the application. There is not much you can do at this point other than waiting for a response. Also I wonder why did you need an attorney to come with you in the first place?
  14. juliava

    N-400 June 2017 Filers

    Congratulations! You did it! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
  15. juliava

    N-400 June 2017 Filers

    Awwwww, congrats!!!!