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  1. Good day, We have vehicle Under both our names but my wife drives that and got two camera tickets one was for failure to yield before turning right and other was for speed. Because vehicle is on both of our names and I’m primary owner ticket shows my name also. How should I address this in n400 citation part.
  2. I have compiled a list of DC filers going back to October, Feel free to add/update/correct accordingly. Note, DC Field office comprises of all the counties listed here. UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int Ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office.....|NBC/IOE Uwe..............|11/16/96|10/03|--/--|10/10|11/03/16|11/08/16.|02/22/17.|03/17/17.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...| jc84.............|01/12/12|10/15|10/27|10/25|11/14/16|01/26/17.|03/20/17.|04/24/17.|--/--/--.|Fairfax, VA......|NBC CGu13............|--/--/--|10/17|10/21|10/24|11/17/16|11/21/16.|03/19/17.|04/18/17.|--/--/--.|Fairfax, VA......|NBC Mehmet&Elena.....|10/20/11|11/30|12/05|12/01|12/28/16|01/04/17.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Alexandria, VA...|NBC Bubblybee........|05/30/13|12/02|12/06|12/07|01/03/17|01/30/17.|04/20/17.|05/22/17.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...|NBC Lavoparents......|02/23/12|12/12|12/15|12/22|01/11/17|01/30/17.|04/22/17.|05/24/17.|--/--/--.|Fairfax, VA......|NBC Blazers..........|02/22/09|12/13|12/20|??/??|01/10/17|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Fairfax, VA......|NBC SC333............|06/13/05|12/15|12/23|12/22|01/17/17|01/19/17.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Fairfax, VA......|NBC SimpaticoJT......|04/04/13|12/16|12/21|12/21|01/18/17|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Alexandria, VA...|NBC Cybermax.........|03/27/12|12/27|12/29|01/14|01/30/17|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Annandale,VA.....| vik376...........|02/27/14|12/28|01/11|01/12|01/31/17|04/19/17.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Washington,DC....| LJVA.............|01/--/13|01/17|01/25|01/30|02/14/17|03/06/17.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Fairfax, VA......| ToRo.............|05/02/14|02/02|02/08|02/08|02/28/17|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...|NBC Reda.............|05/02/14|02/11|02/15|02/13|03/01/17|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...|NBC nmic7............|05/05/14|02/15|02/16|02/17|02/28/17|03/23/17.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...|LIN DGTB.............|07/23/94|02/27|03/06|03/06|03/20/17|03/29/17.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...|NBC KSWSKY94.........|01/25/12|02/28|03/07|03/07|03/27/17|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...|NBC VAMAS............|09/23/13|03/06|03/08|03/13|04/13/17|04/17/17.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...|NBC SHAIZ............|--/--/--|03/08|03/14|03/14|04/04/17|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...|NBC
  3. Hi, I will be filing N-400 in mid-July using the 3 year rule of being married to U.S. citizen while being a permanent resident. I still have pending the removal of conditions (I-751) but since it may take a while I will go ahead to start gathering documents and apply. Please feel free to start the discussion of what documents to gather, tips, etc. Thanks!
  4. N-400: August 2018 Applicants ================================ USCIS Phoenix, Arizona Lockbox ================================ UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office..|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|..............|... ================================== Dallas/Lewisville, Texas Lockbox ================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office..|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|..............|... ================================== USCIS Chicago, Illinois Lockbox ================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office..|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|..............|... ================================== USCIS Online Filing ================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office..|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|..............|... =========================================================================== USCIS Lincoln, Nebraska Lockbox (Filing Under 319b, 328, or 329 of the INA) =========================================================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int Ltr..|Intview..|Oath.....|Field Office..|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|..............|... Instructions for adding/updating yourself (or assisting others) to this list: 1. DO NOT DELETE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. 2. Please use your VJ name to avoid confusion. 3. Click "Quote" on this new template or most recent/updated version of this template. 4. Copy the entire template or most recent update (Mac users: Select the entire template, then select Command + C) 5. Remove the "Quote Coding" located at the top of this template. 6. Paste the entire template or most recent update (Mac users: Select Command + V) 7. Now make whatever updates/changes you would like, then hit Submit Reply 8. Always use [Courier New] Font and font size.[12] 9. Red Font = "I'm A United States Citizen" Legend: GC-Date: The 'Resident Since' Date located on your first green card Sent: Date N-400 was mailed to USCIS Cashd: Date your check was cashed / credit card was charged by USCIS NOA: Receipt Notice Date Printed on your official I-797 notification Fprints: Date assigned for fingerprinting (Bio-metrics) In Line: Date you received e-notification about the start of your interview shceduling Int Ltr: Date you received the official letter in the mail regarding interview Interview: Date of your interview Oath: Date Oath taken Field Office: Your local USCIS office where you will have the N-400 interview
  5. Starting the thread for February 2018 filers. Good luck to all of us! N-400: February 2018 Applicants ================================ USCIS Phoenix, Arizona Lockbox ================================ UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office..|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|?????????????.|... ================================== Dallas/Lewisville, Texas Lockbox ================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office..|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|?????????????.|... ================================== USCIS Chicago, Illinois Lockbox ================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office..|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|?????????????.|... ================================== USCIS Online Filing ================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office......|NBC/IOE Hicks81..........|02/25/15|02/01|02/01|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|New York City, NY.|... =========================================================================== USCIS Lincoln, Nebraska Lockbox (Filing Under 319b, 328, or 329 of the INA) =========================================================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int Ltr..|Intview..|Oath.....|Field Office..|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|???????????...|... Instructions for adding/updating yourself (or assisting others) to this list: 1. DO NOT DELETE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. 2. Please use your VJ name to avoid confusion. 3. Click "Quote" on this new template or most recent/updated version of this template. 4. Copy the entire template or most recent update (Mac users: Select the entire template, then select Command + C) 5. Remove the "Quote Coding" located at the top of this template. 6. Paste the entire template or most recent update (Mac users: Select Command + V) 7. Now make whatever updates/changes you would like, then hit Submit Reply 8. Always use [Courier New] Font and font size.[12] 9. Red Font = "I'm A United States Citizen" Legend: GC-Date: The 'Resident Since' Date located on your first green card Sent: Date N-400 was mailed to USCIS Cashd: Date your check was cashed / credit card was charged by USCIS NOA: Receipt Notice Date Printed on your official I-797 notification Fprints: Date assigned for fingerprinting (Bio-metrics) In Line: Date you received e-notification about the start of your interview shceduling Int Ltr: Date you received the official letter in the mail regarding interview Interview: Date of your interview Oath: Date Oath taken Field Office: Your local USCIS office where you will have the N-400 interview
  6. Since there were no threads on Dallas, TX field office for N400, I am creating one. Hope others in Dallas can add their info here for tracking. Starting with mine. Thanks! UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office...........|NBC/IOE love_my_wife.....|11/23/10|06/28|06/28|06/30|07/09/18|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Dallas, TX.............|IOE
  7. Will appreciate if members step up and post their timelines. UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office..|NBC/IOE nikha............|09/16/15|06/18|06/18|06/21|06/26/18|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|San Jose, CA...........|IOE
  8. Good luck to all April 2018 filers! N-400: April 2018 Applicants ================================== Dallas/Lewisville, Texas Lockbox ================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA.....|Fprints.|In Line.|Int ltr.|Intrvw..|Oath....|Field Office.....|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--\--\--|--\--\--|--\--\--|--\--\--|--\--\--|.................|....... ================================ USCIS Phoenix, Arizona Lockbox ================================ UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA.....|Fprints.|In Line.|Int ltr.|Intrvw..|Oath....|Field Office.....|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--\--\--|--\--\--|--\--\--|--\--\--|--\--\--|.................|....... ================================== USCIS Chicago, Illinois Lockbox ================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA.....|Fprints.|In Line.|Int ltr.|Intrvw..|Oath....|Field Office.....|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--\--\--|--\--\--|--\--\--|--\--\--|--\--\--|.................|....... ================================== USCIS Online Filing ================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA.....|Fprints.|In Line.|Int ltr.|Intrvw..|Oath....|Field Office.....|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--\--\--|--\--\--|--\--\--|--\--\--|--\--\--|.................|....... Instructions for adding/updating yourself (or assisting others) to this list: 1. DO NOT DELETE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. 2. Please use your VJ name to avoid confusion. 3. Please make sure you are using Rich Text Editor as your message setting. 4. Copy this whole section including instructions and paste it to your typing field. 5. Make changes and Reply. 6. Red Font = "I'm A United States Citizen"! Legend: GC-Date: The 'Resident Since' Date located on your first green card. Sent: Date N-400 was mailed to USCIS. Cashd: Date your check was cashed / credit card was charged by USCIS. NOA: Receipt Notice Date Printed on your official I-797 notification. Fprints: Date assigned for fingerprinting (Bio-metrics). If you do your biometrics via walk-in prior to your scheduled appointment, please enter the date in bold blue. In Line: Date you received e-notification about the start of your interview scheduling. Int Ltr: Date you received the official letter in the mail regarding interview. Interview: Date of your interview. Oath: Date Oath taken. Field Office: Your local USCIS office where you will have the N-400 interview.
  9. Hi, im confuse about the 3 month residency before applying for N400. I traveled abroad for 55 days. I came back last January. I traveled once since I set foot in this country. I lived in the same house for 5 years now. Does it mean I have to wait 3 months because I traveled abroad before I can apply for N400?
  10. 2018 San Francisco filers please add your timeline here: ................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|San Francisco, CA|NBC or IOE
  11. As title says, my 18 month I751 extension expires March 22. My N400 interview is April 3. And my local office is not accepting any infopass appointments. Am I ok to go to the interview with out of date documents? Can't get through to a human on the phone system and the online messaging portal will send me a reply sometime next century, so asking here. Thanks,
  12. Hi All, I'm currently helping my sister apply for N400, got stuck on a name part which I can't figure out an answer. The current name is "Ja ne Kim" where Ja ne being the first name and Kim being the last name. She has no middle name. She would like to remove the space and have an official name as Jane Kim. Need a bit of advice on how we should fill out the form, maybe request name change just to be safe? Confirmed that full Ja ne is entered as the first name on all her current documents (License, passport, etc.). Any advice is appreciated! Thank you!
  13. Hello everybody! This is a question from my friend. Scenario: Her mother lived here in the US since 1980s. Never filed for citizenship but was granted 10 years gc during the 80s. Now her gc is EXPIRED. She was just diagnozed of brain ca last week. Now she wants to go back to her country just to see her eldest son (pending petition after he was 21, now with his own family) before her health declines. Then come back here in the US. Questions: 1. Do you think it would be better for her to apply for citizenship or still file for renewal of her gc? 2. If we schedule her for infopass, what is it for? To get passport stamped? Honestly i dont know what to tell them, i suggested to just apply for citizenship coz its faster. But she said her mother doesnt really want to be a citizen.
  14. Hello All, I am hoping i can get some great advice on this forum as i do not understand what is going on with my application. I'm aware every case is different but i feel i have done whatever i can to get my case moving. I am married but my wife and i live in different states. When i filed for i751 it took over two years for it to be processed. i was told my case was pending security checks and that there is nothing they can do. I waited and waited and made numerous inquiries. Finally, i went for an infopass and i was told my case was in line for an interview. i went to the interview with my wife and attorney and we were asked a lot of questions. A lot of my background was digged. Even an accident i got into. The interviewer was convinced and approved my case. 2 years later i applied for n400 based on the 5yr rule as my wife and i live in different states. Mind you the reason i moved out of state was to secure a better job. I had no luck securing a job in my field in the state my wife resides. i see her from time to time and the plan is for her to join me soon. I applied for n400 in april 2017 and in two months i was scheduled for an interview. I passed the interview and the IO said she needed to review the file a bit before she can make a decision. A month passed by and still no response. I made an inquiry and i was told that i needed to to wait till after 90days. 90 days passed and i made an inquiry but received the generic letter saying that my case is pending adjudication. I made an infopass and i was told the same thing. i made two more additional inquiries and still received the generic response. I finally contacted my congressman 160 days after my interview. My congressman responded to me today saying that "USCIS is conducting background checks on my case and it could take years". Unbelievable! How can they be conducting background checks when they just did an extensive one not two long ago when i was removing conditions?Something doesn't add up to me. Infact, when i went for the infopass, the person at the window said my file was lying somewhere on the IO's desk. I am aware immigration benefit is a benefit and not a privilege. However, i have followed all the rules and waited as i've been told. i have not broken the law besides minor speeding tickets. i pay my taxes and im not involved in any illegal activity. i am also not from a muslim country or a muslim. 1. What steps should i take further? 2. Has anybody been through a similar situation? 3. Does anybody have experience filing 1447(b) as my case is way past 120days? 4. What about Ombudsman? This is very frustrating as i went to this background check nonsense a few years back and it took over 2yrs. Thanks in advance
  15. hello everyone! due to bad weather my citizenship interview was canceled last minute in Denver, Colorado. I got a call from USCIS at 5:30 p.m. the day before saying hazardous weather blah blah we will reschedule you as soon as possible. Sadly since we are not from the area we had traveled to Denver that morning and checked in into our hotel for 1 night and it was too late to turn around argh argh argh. I am wondering if anyone has experience this in Denver or any other cities to see how your timelines changed because of this. I would like to know how soon "as soon as possible" might be since it was not me who requested to reschedule... do we go into a pool of people that need to be rescheduled because of weather or are we thrown into a pool of people that USCIS has to rescheduled because of XYZ reasons. thanks for sharing your experiences /comments/advice in advance!!!
  16. I went to my interview today hoping to pass but it turned out a decision cannot be made with my application just yet. My appointment was at 12:40PM in Downtown Los Angeles and was called in around 1:10PM. Right before we started, the IO warned me that he has allergies so he apologized in advance if ever he sneezes or his voice cracks during the interview. I thought that was interesting. We went ahead to do the civics test which I passed after correctly answering 6 questions. He asked if I want to change my name which I do I but the new middle name I want is composed of two letters only which he said may cause problems. I told him I am aware of it but I would like to keep it that way since everyone knows/calls me by that two-letter name. He wrote a note on my application that he warned me that having a two-letter name might cause problems in the future but I want to still keep it and had me sign next to his note. He also had me sign two other forms about the name change and then he proceeded to ask me how I got my green card. I told him I am married to a USC but separated. I am applying under the 5-year rule. My ROC was approved in 2015 but for some reason, the officer asked me about my marriage and why I am currently separated from my wife. My wife has been coming back and forth from the Philippines since 2014 but we only became separated just before I applied for my citizenship. I was honestly not prepared for him to ask me about my marriage because I thought it's irrelevant since I am applying under the 5-year rule but I tried to keep my composure and answered his questions to the best of my knowledge. After that, he asked what I do for work. I told him I am currently a student doing my externship full time and will finish in May. He asked how I support myself and I told him I have money from student loans and I have some money saved from when I was still working full time. He told me those student loans are evil and that I should be ready to pay for them once I'm done with school and have a job. He also asked for my tax returns for the past 5 years which thank God I brought with me. He looked at each one of them and held on to the 2017 tax forms. After all the questioning, he handed me a letter saying I passed the civics test but a decision cannot be made at this time. I asked if there's anything wrong with my application. He said none and that there's another interview after me waiting for him. That he hasn't had lunch yet and that he will revisit my application tomorrow. That I should just wait for a letter in the mail about the decision. He sent me outside and told me to wait for my DL, green card and 2017 tax return after he copied them. After 10 minutes, IO called me again and told me there's another question he forgot to ask me earlier. When we got to his room, he asked me why I filed "married filing jointly" when my wife and I are already separated. I said because technically, we are still married. Also, by filing jointly, I help her pay for her back taxes (she owes the IRS about $6K which we have almost paid off this year) when she was in school 8 years ago. IO asked if my wife was aware of it since she's in the Philippines when I filed for our 2017 taxes and if she signed it. I said yes she is aware of it and I signed for the both of us which my tax preparer said was ok to do. He wrote a note on my application about my statement and made me sign next to it. After that, he said I should wait for a letter in the mail about the decision. I am honestly very sad right now. Has anyone experienced this lately? I know I have to wait but for how long? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
  17. Does anyone know if the oath ceremony happens on the same day of the interview at Newark, NJ office? My interview is in three weeks. Also, what is the process of getting a US passport? Will they give it to us on the day of the oath ceremony or do we have to file for it after we get the certificate of naturalization?
  18. Starting off the thread for December 2017 N-400 filers as I just submitted mine. Wishing good Luck and short wait to all! ================================== Dallas/Lewisville, Texas Lockbox ================================== UserName......|GC-Date.|..Sent..|..Cashd.|NOA.....|Fprints.|In Line.|Int ltr.|Intrvw..|Oath....|Field Office.....|NBC/IOE|ECD .........................|--/--/--| --/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|City, State.......|NBC/IOE ================================ USCIS Phoenix, Arizona Lockbox ================================ UserName..........|GC-Date.|..Sent..|..Cashd.|NOA.....|Fprints.|In Line.|Int ltr.|Intrvw..|Oath....|Field Office.....|NBC/IOE|ECD .............................|--/--/--| --/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|City, State.......|NBC/IOE ================================== USCIS Chicago, Illinois Lockbox ================================== UserName......|GC-Date.|..Sent..|..Cashd.|NOA.....|Fprints.|In Line.|Int ltr.|Intrvw..|Oath....|Field Office.....|NBC/IOE|ECD .........................|--/--/--| --/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|City, State.......|NBC/IOE ================================== USCIS Online Filing ================================== UserName......|GC-Date.|..Sent..|..Cashd.|NOA.....|Fprints.|In Line.|Int ltr.|Intrvw..|Oath....|Field Office...........|NBC/IOE|ECD Gabreigns........|02/25/15|12/01/17|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--...................|Chicago, IL............|IOE..........|13 months Instructions for adding/updating yourself (or assisting others) to this list: 1. DO NOT DELETE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. 2. Please use your VJ name to avoid confusion. 3. Please make sure you are using Rich Text Editor as your message setting. 4. Copy this whole section including instructions and legend and paste it to your typing field. 5. Make changes and Reply. 6. Red Font = "I'm A United States Citizen"! Legend: GC-Date: The 'Resident Since' Date located on your first green card. Sent: Date N-400 was mailed to USCIS. Cashd: Date your check was cashed / credit card was charged by USCIS. NOA: Receipt Notice Date Printed on your official I-797 notification. Fprints: Date assigned for fingerprinting (Bio-metrics). If you do your biometrics via walk-in prior to your scheduled appointment, please enter the date in bold blue. In Line: Date you received e-notification about the start of your interview scheduling. Int Ltr: Date you received the official letter in the mail regarding interview. Interview: Date of your interview. Oath: Date Oath taken. Field Office: Your local USCIS office where you will have the N-400 interview ECD: Estimated completion date as reported in USCIS website for your case in months
  19. I applied for N400 a week or 2 after receiving my 10 year green card in February 2019. I was immediately scheduled for biometrics which I completed on 3/4 and today (3/8) I received notification that I was scheduled for my naturalization interview and they mailed me the notice. My local USCIS office is Charleston, SC. Does anyone who have been processed at Charleston know around how long it takes between the interview and oath ceremony? I looked online and it says between 4 months to 13.5 months can be expected for the whole N400 process which is quite vague. It feels like I'm moving fast.
  20. I had my interview today, passed my civic test but the officer needed updated documents from me that wasn’t on list to bring . I got flustered, I truly could not remember what happened afterwards. She just then told me that they will send me a letter and it will state what documents they need. Has anyone heard of any same cases like mine? I am now really depressed. I thought we were done with everything to.any information would be helpful
  21. Hi all, I just had my naturalization interview today 04/24/2018, and thought of coming up here and share my experience you y'all. A little background info., I submitted my application online on 01/12/2018, received biometric notice on 01/13/2018 scheduled 01/31/2018 for fingerprint. Then 03/15/2018 received notice for an interview scheduled on 04/24/2018 at 09:45 am. Interview took place at DTLA's federal building. I took the metro to Civic Center/ Grand Park. From the train station, it is about a 10 mins walk. I arrived around 09:10 am and theres already a line forming to go through the security at the entrance. It took me about 15 mins for the security. After the security, I followed the sign to the elevator and went straight up to the 8th floor (listed on my appointment notice). I followed the sign to the assigned room on the 8th floor. Theres a security guard at the counter collecting the interview appointment notice, and he asked me to wait in the waiting room. The waiting room is pretty big, it has about 50 seats and a kids area to the side with some toys. A TV with news, some pictures on the wall and some plants in the room. There were about 10 people in the waiting room when I arrived, most of them are on their phone (there were no signs about cellphone use). I waited for about an hour and a half. During this time more people showed up and other people's name were called either via a speaker in the waiting room, or an interviewer will come to the waiting room. Around 11:00 am, my name was called, so I went up the to counter and followed the interviewer to his office. Before sitting down, he asked me to swear to tell the truth..etc. then he asked for my green card, drivers license, and since I'm under the age of 26, he also asked for my selective service registration. (He scanned all of them) Then he said, "let's start with the test and get it over with." He had me read a sentence on a piece of paper, "Where is the White House?" then he passed me another piece of paper and asked me to write down "The White House is in Washington D.C. ". Civic Test: 1. What is an amendment? 2. Who vetos the bill? 3. What is the capital of your state (California)? 4. What is the supreme law of the land? 5. Who did the US fight in WWII? 6. Who do we show loyalty to when we say the pledge of allegiance? Then he said, "Triple-A, you passed, now we need to go over the information on the application." -- So we went through the address history (I lived in another state up until 09/2017), employment history, travel history, and contact information. I reminded him I plan on doing a name change (I filled out the name change section on my online application) since he didn't ask me about it. So we went over the name change part, and he printed out name change forms for me to verify the information and sign. Then we moved on to the yes/no questions about crime and drugs, etc. They were all pretty straightforward. At the end, he print out my N-652 (Interview Result) along with some oath ceremony information, and a booklet about US history and constitution, and told me its all done and wait for the oath ceremony notice in the mail, it should come within the next 60 days. - The whole interview process took about 50 mins. I walked out the federal building around 12:00. I hope this post helps you with the preparation process, and let me know if you have any questions. Good luck!
  22. Hi, I have a somewhat complex situation and I was wondering if you guys could give your opinions/suggestions: I have been a permanent resident since September 2015 as a spouse of a US citizen. I resided in the US until September 2017, when I left for a job (a fixed 2 year position) in Europe. Of course, I acquired the re-entry permit before I left. I came back to the US for Christmas on December 15, 2017 and stayed until January 7, 2018. I then went back to Europe, again I came back to the US on June 26, 2018 and left on July 14, then again I was back in the US on Dec 2, 2018 and left on Jan 14, 2019. I will be back for good on June 22nd this year. During all this time, my wife lived in the US in our rented apartment which is in both our names and and worked her job. Also, both our cars are on both our names and in addition some of the utilities are on my name. We of course filed for taxes jointly last year and will also do so this year and pretty much did everything that a regular long distance couple would do. From the dates, it's clear that I slightly exceeded 6 months my trip abroad two times by a few days. From https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/HTML/PolicyManual-Volume12-PartD-Chapter3.html While I can clearly establish the last two evidences but my concern is with the 1st point which clearly disqualifies me. My question is does any one know whether I can apply for Naturalization after 18 months of returning to the US (to establish continued physical presence) or do I need to wait 24 months + 1 day to establish continued residence again, according to
  23. I thought this might help those of us considering a legal name change. The N400 application is (in most cases) a great time to legally change your name. It's fast and it's free. Outside of the N400 process, a name change requires a visit to your local courthouse, may require a public announcement in a newspaper (depending on your state and local laws) and will cost you money. In New York City, the cost is about $65 while on Houston it is over $400, so cost varies from city to city. You can change your name to anything you want within certain limitations. You can't change your name to impersonate someone or in an attempt to hide your identity for illegal purposes. Other than that, it's up to you. If you are Arthur Robert Wilkinson, you can become Geraldo Mohamed Leibowitz. It's important to note that if you are just changing your last name to take your spouse's last name or to revert to your maiden name, then a legal name change is not required. This is because a marriage certificate or a divorce certificate acts as proof of legal name change. This is true EVEN IF your certificate does not show the new name that you want to take. For example, if Anita Mary Harrolds marries Geraldo Mohamed Leibowitz, she can legally be known as Anita Mary Leibowitz even though that name does not appear anywhere on the certificate. In fact, she can also hyphenate both last names without a legal name change. However, if she wanted to change her middle name from Mary to Margaret, she would need a legal name change. To request a legal name change through the naturalization process, fill out the name change section of the N400. The interviewer may ask you to confirm that you still want to change your name because some people change their minds between the application and the interview. The interviewer may ask for proof of your current legal name. In case of a discrepancy between your green card and your passport, a birth, marriage, divorce, or name change certificate determines your current name, so make sure you have these with you (if they apply in your case...it's always a good idea to have your translated birth certificate with you at the interview). The interviewer will print out some forms (three I think) for you to check and sign. These should have your old and new names on them. You will have to be scheduled for a judicial oath ceremony. This is because USCIS does not have the legal authority to change your name and must ask a judge to do so. If your city has regular judicial ceremonies then there shouldn't be any delays. If your city holds regular administrative ceremonies, but not many judicial ceremonies, then the name change may cause a delay. Some cities (including San Francisco and San Jose) have stopped scheduling judicial ceremonies altogether. Applicants in these cities cannot legally change their names through the N400 application. Your interviewer will inform you of this and will cross out the name change section during the interview. You will have to request a regular name change before or after naturalization if you live in these cities (see above). At your oath ceremony you will be given your naturalization certificate as well as a name change certificate signed by a judge. This second certificate will show your old and new names and you'll need it to update your name with your banks, on your drivers license, credit cards, etc. In addition to doing all the paperwork to make these changes, you'll also have to consider the effect of the name change if you have dual citizenship; your name on your two passports may not match and your other country may require you to go through different name change procedures or may not allow name changes at all. People do travel using passports with different names, but you have to be careful when booking tickets and you may want to travel with your name change certificate (and translations). If you want to check whether or not (and how often) judicial ceremonies are held in your location, find your office here and look under naturalization ceremonies: http://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/field-offices
  24. I found this document that explains what you can expect at your oath ceremony. I think it's well-written and easy to read, so I hope some of you will find it helpful. I haven't found any information on it that is currently out-of-date, but note that it is old and check it for yourselves. https://cliniclegal.org/sites/default/files/231718_clinic_09.pdf Please note that this is not an official USCIS document. It covers several topics including: - receiving the oath letter - maintaining eligibility before the oath - completing the questionnaire - dressing for the ceremony - what to bring to the ceremony - checking in at the ceremony - ceremony agenda - what to do after the ceremony - possible de-naturalization - sample oath letter - sample naturalization certificate
  25. Hi, I submitted my N400 June 2018 and I have been patiently waiting for any updates. I found out that I’m pregnant lately and since I’m uninsured and yet eligible for Medicaid and market plans but I’m kind of worried if I enroll in one of those plans, it will effect me on the interview and my application might get denied. Does anyone know if I get a Medicaid card will effect my application? Since I can’t afford the health care with my current status now and I have to get a heath care plan.
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