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  1. This forum is to start early discussion around N-400 for June 2021 filers and to be in touch with other filers to learn about progress and any new updates.
  2. Hi all, Didn't see a topic for N400 February 2022 filers so though will open one. Not sure if it will help or not since I would say the processing times will depend a lot on the local office.
  3. I am trying to figure out when to apply for Citizenship. I understand taking 3 years from the date of gc issue. However, do you take to the account foreign trips and subtract them from 90 days? GC says 03/12/20. Applying to Nader 3 year rule. If 90 days subtracted, can apply starting December 12. However, over these 3 years we traveled abroad for a total of 31 days. Do you subtract only 59 days from 03/12, which takes to the account period that I was out of the country or subtract 90 days and do not take to the account 4 vacation trips out of IS for a total of 31 days?
  4. Applying for citizenship based on 3 year rule. I am calculating first day that I can apply by taking green card “resident since” date and subtracting 90 days. However, we had 4 out of the country vacations for a total of 31 days. Do you subtract the time outside of the country from these 90 days and apply 31 days later?
  5. Hi, I did the interview for my citizenship last month and I was waiting to be informed on when to go for the oath. The USCIS emailed me couple days later that because I asked for a name change, I have to file and send the form n-662 before they can continue my proceeding. I haven't received the form in the mail, and I can't find it anywhere on the internet to download and fill out. I have only 6 days left to send it to them, but I did everything to receive the form and it was unsuccessful. I don't know what to do. I traveled back to my home country for some family issues, that means I can go to their office now and ask any question. I called the line several time, but the automated system keeps sending me to the USCIS website, but the form is not there to download. I emailed them but they are only saying they he already sent it and there is nothing they can do, but I haven't received anything in the mail. Please I am stock and stressed. Where can I get the form n-662 to download. Thanks
  6. I’m in the process of applying for citizenship and I am bit confused re listing my trips outside of the states for the 5 year period. I came to the US on November 2018 via K1 visa. That brings me to 3,5 years of being here. I have traveled twice outside of the states within those years and easily stated it on the application. What to do about 1,5 year period (2017 - November 2018)? I did travel to Mexico and Russia but it was not “outside and back to the states” since I was living in Canada and travelled outside and back to Canada. Do I list my trips AFTER coming to the states permanently? I hope I was able to state my concerns clearly. TIA!!!!!!!!!
  7. Here’s one for us April 2022 N400 San Fernando Valley filers! Any progress since filing application?
  8. I am applying for the citizenship based on 3-year rule: being married to us citizen. The question: how many times your husband has been married? Before current marriage I have been married twice. Do I put number of marriages as 3, including current marriage or 2 (just prior marriages)? thank you
  9. I didn't see any thread but I am wondering if there are Cleveland 2020 filers here? I just submitted my application on June 1st!
  10. Hi all, I just moved to a new address recently and I was wondering if US citizens have to complete and send the form AR-11.
  11. Good afternoon everyone, I got a super speeding ticket in January, 2021 in GA I am applying for Citizenship and will this be a reason for N400 denial? Has anyone experienced the same? It was super speeding ticket not just a ticket Thank you so much for your feedback
  12. I was denied my N400 due to the IRS not registering certain tax years, which has been corrected. However my N336 which i never received notice to attended a hearing for (no electronic via online USCIS profile or in writing in the mail) was denied cause i never showed up for a hearing i never knew was scheduled. I have no idea where to turn next. I cant afford a lawyer. The blogs and letters say i need a court date with a district court but everywhere i call or email they say i’m not in the system. How do i get into the system for a hearing?? Please any help
  13. My husband had his citizenship interview under 3 year rule and he passed civics test but he got rfe The officer said he was missing past 3 years worth tax returns. We filed jointly the last 2 years but didn't file in 2019 because we did not meet minimum threshold to file a tax return. When the RFE notice becomes available to us ( the officer verbally explained to him why he is getting rfe but we didnt receive any official mail yet) we were going to send our most recent 2 years tax return and explain why we didn't file in 2019. But I just checked our documents and we answered NO to a question that asked Have you ever NOT filed a tax return.............. And now I'm scared that his case will be denied for not answering truthfully.....although it was a honest mistake. We are planning on sending our tax documents for 2019 that shows that we were not required to file a tax return and we are also planning on filing late tax return for 2019 anyway and send that as well... Is filing a late tax return anyway a bad idea? If we attach a letter explaining that we realized we answered a question wrong hurt our case? Any answer would really help...
  14. Hello, I couldn't really find a relevant forum so I'm hoping this might reach someone who has some insight. I am a UK Citizen currently on a 10 yr Green Card expiring in Sept 2022. I have applied for US Citizenship. Mostly because: 1: Our long term plans are to live in USA 2: My mother in UK is unwell and I may need to return and live there for more than a year to care for her and I don't want to have my Green Card rescinded or need to apply for exceptions after 1 year. So, the best course of action seems to be to gain Citizenship that way I can work and live in the UK as a UK citizen but then return to USA as a US citizen at a later time. I do understand there are tax implications to do that and I'll need to file when I am in UK. My question is, do I have any big blind spots or concerns with this course of action? Plus my wife is a US citizen and will need to work in the UK so any insight into wat the best plan/Visa type for her would be appreciated. Thank you, Tim
  15. Hello All, I got my green card through marriage. First, my conditional green card with no problems. During the covid, I applied for the removal of conditions and did not have an interview due to the Covid restrictions. They approved my request, and sent me the 10 year permanent resident card, re used my biometrics. Now, next week I will have my N400 interview. They didn't mentioned in the letter that my wife needs to go to the interview. does she need to go with me, or since it's for naturalization, she is not required to go? Any tips/advices for me to be prepared for the interview? Thank you so much.
  16. Hi! I'm 19 who came here through the petition of my dad when I was 17. We tried applying for my passport as soon as I got here, only to find out that my dad lost his naturalization certificate. We waited for a year to apply for another one and get his certificate. A month ago we finally received it and applied for my passport. Just received a letter this morning from the Department of State requesting for my parent's marriage certificate. The issue is, my mom and dad weren't married but I was acknowledged by my dad in my birth certificate. What do I do about this? Can anybody drop the number I should contact?
  17. Hello all. I got my Green Card through marriage to an American Citizen. We are still happily married. My original plan was to apply for citizenship at my third year of permanent residency. However, due to the COVID pandemic the process of removing conditions was delayed for about a year, and then some personal circumstances have further delayed me from applying for citizenship. I am now ready to continue with the process but I just realized that because I recently completed my fifth year as permanent resident I am now also eligible to apply under the 5-year as a permanent resident category. It seems to me that applying under this last category is a lot easier than under the category of married to a US national since I would not have to provide proof of a bona fide relationship which implies collecting and submitting a lot of documentation. Do you think that applying under the five-year category would raise any red flags at all and potentially make the application process more difficult? Should I stick to applying under marriage to a US citizen? Thanks for any insights you can provide!
  18. Hi, I am creating this group for filers within the jurisdictions of the three field offices: NYC, Queens and Long Island, to share their N-400 application progress and experiences along the process. I am a September filer at New York City Field Office. I filed my application online on 9/6/2017. I received notification that USCIS has scheduled me for biometrics appointment. I am still waiting for the letter to arrive in the mail to find out the date and time of my appointment.
  19. So I applied for naturalization after I divorced my ex wife in 2020 I became a US resident back in 2014 through marriage I been only married once.. I came to naturalization interview on april 6 2022 when I got there agent told me that I have mail an I407 form giving up my LPR wich I didn't of course. My ex wife did she filled it up in ink and she had an google document picture of my signature that she use (note that signature wasn't filled in Ink).... Now im stuck until I can get any evidence of she doing this Uscis agent pass my interview but couldn't make a decision yet.. My lawyer said not to worry about it but im really freaking out.. Did I loose my residency?? How can it be? I just paid taxes I opened a business back in 2020 too Any advice? thanks!
  20. Hi!! This may be a stretch but I wanted to get all the West Palm Beach FL members who are filing or have filed, and are still waiting, to join this forum. It's a great way to keep updated on the West Palm Beach office and how fast they are processing our applications. WELCOME 😁🤗
  21. Hello everyone, My interview was scheduled today at 9:30 am at Holtsville NY, I got there at 8:30am the wait was around an hour the interview was okay the interviewer was really nice. First thing he asked me if your spouse is here with me today I said no, I didn’t knew he was allowed to be here (nowhere in the interview schedule notice saids to bring your spouse and more with covid restriction) I asked is it a requirement to he to be here? and he didn’t gave me a yes but he said just because your conditional status was not removed them I said my spouse is in the parking lot I can call him so he can get in, he said no is fine let’s get the citizenship process done first. We started the English and US history and government test, the officer asked me to write a sentence, and read out loud another sentence, asked me 6 questions I answered correctly he said good job and he proceed, unfortunately the server was down in his computer and he couldn’t have access to my documents, he asked me if I upload my taxes I said yes and he asked me if I have them with me and I didn’t so he gave me the Naturalization Interview Results I passed the exam but B) A DECISION CANNOT YET BE MADE ABOUT YOUR APPLICATION Because he needs to see my taxes… I feel so annoyed I took off a day off from work and drove 1 hour and because their server was down a decision cannot yet be made… The officer said that everything was fine and there’s nothing to worry about but I will get a notification by mail about an update but all know how long that takes… I will appreciate any guidance on this situation, thank you and good luck.
  22. My husband has been living in this country for 10 years after a k1 visa. His permanent resident card doesn’t expire for 4 more years, but since I'm sure everything is so backed up from covid chaos I’m trying to think ahead with some questions… Does anyone have advice to applying for citizenship or applying to renew the green card? Is there any reason that they would deny a renewal request? My husband doesn’t have any record of crime, but reading the guide on the website about denials was a little scary. Does applying for citizenship in USA force him to give up his native country's citizenship? Lastly, how early should I begin either process? I worry about his card lapsing between paperwork processing, but I don’t want to start too early either. Best, Sara
  23. Hi folks, I will be shipping out to army BMT next Tuesday and I'd like to know how and when to get the N-426 form signed in order to submit the whole application. Thanks a lot in advance
  24. I attended my citizenship interview back in September. I passed the test but a decision could not be made. The immigration officer told me that she was waiting for my complete file to be shipped to her office and handed me form N-652. It’s been more than 120 days now. I noted on the form N-652 she provided, it says that I can reach out to the officer about my case and attach a copy of the form. Is it worth sending a letter to my local immigration office to ask about the status of my case in hope that they will make a decision?
  25. Shawntel Went expected pandemic-related delays when she applied for U.S. citizenship in May 2020. But as months slipped by and friends who had applied for their citizenship after she did were approved, she started to worry. Finally, earlier this month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offered Ms. Went an explanation: The paperwork it needed to complete her application was stuck in one of several government storage facilities known as Federal Records Centers. Those centers, miles-long networks of man-made limestone caves built beneath the Kansas City metro area, were largely closed due to Covid-19 and had no immediate plans to reopen. Without that paperwork, which contains Ms. Went’s complete immigration history since she moved to the U.S. from Barbados in 2011, the citizenship agency can’t approve her application. The government, she said, told her there was no solution. “They don’t want to open the office to go and get it,” she said. “It doesn’t make any sense.” Ms. Went isn’t the only one in bureaucratic limbo. As of this month, more than 350,000 requests for immigration histories were pending with the National Archives and Records Administration, which oversees the Federal Records Centers in Kansas City, though not all of those requests were for pending citizenship applications. In a statement, USCIS acknowledged that a backlog of file requests had occurred because of operating restrictions at the records centers, and said “the agency is in constant communication with NARA to assist them in whatever way is needed, including offering USCIS staff to assist in procuring files.” Read more here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/with-paperwork-locked-underground-thousands-of-u-s-citizenship-applicants-wait-and-wait-11643025603
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