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    Broke continuous residence, interview in 2 weeks

    Hi, I'd appreciate if someone help me here. I applied for citizenship in April 2020 and have an interview in 2 weeks. My last trip to my home country took 183 days and I returend in October 2017. Ever since I had 2 more trips for 10 days each only. My brother and father permanently moved to...
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    N400 Part 5 - Address History - No residence for few months

    Hi, I'm about to file my N400 based on the 5 years rule. I've have had my green card since August 2016. During the last 5 years, I had 2 occasions where: 1. My lease ended, and I traveled for 2.5 months long vacation. 2. During my leases ended COVID and traveled for 5 months (159 days) while...
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    Name change during Naturalization (N400) procedures

    I'm a Green Card holder with an Indian Passport and would like to have my first name changed during N400 application. I have some agricultural land in India and I do not want to have any issues when I want to sell it in the future due to changing my name in the US. I haven't visited India in a...
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    Why Name Check before both permanent residence (green card) AND naturalization?

    From (Wikipedia)/FBI_Name_Check : Since a permanent resident has already undergone the comprehensive FBI Name Check, why would he/she need to undergo the same Name Check again when applying for naturalization?
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    N400 naturalization success story with pending traffic ticket

    Have anyone got success into N400 naturalization interview while traffic infraction court date pending ? I have 5 traffic tickets throughout 10 years and one got just last month. Everything is paid and cleared except last one. The court date is next month, but my interview is coming week. Should...
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    Continuous residence after filing N-400

    I'm hoping you knowledgeable people may be able to help with a naturalization query. I filed my N-400 three weeks ago, having been a permanent resident since 2014. I currently easily meet both the residence and presence requirements. On the day I filed my application, I also received a...
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    N-400 or N-600?

    Hello everyone. I would like to explain to you an unusual case of mine. I was born abroad in July 1997. In January 2015, my stepmother, who is an American citizen since 2005, has applied for my permanent resident (when I was 17 years old) and my father was not a U.S. citizen yet. My father...
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    Citizenship application with a history driving license suspension

    During 2013-2014 I had received 4 traffic tickets - all minor, and I had duly paid them off. But Oregon law requires a driving license suspension for 30 days if there are 4 tickets within a period of 2 years. After 30 days, the license was fully reinstated. My questions are : (1) Is that a...
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    us citizenship through naturalization, utility bill to prove live over 3 months in current state

    I'm about to apply for us citizenship through naturalization. I have lived in Maryland since last year but for some reason didn't convert my driver license only until early this year. then we have this covid 19 pandemic and DMV was closed until recently. so I only get my MD driver license this...
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    Asylee N-400 Interview Experiences 2020 Tracker

    I created N400 2019-2020 Asylee Tracker to help future asylees who will go through the n400 process. One of the moderators, in their wisdom, decided to move that thread to 'DV Lottery Visas'...I don't know why as DV Lottery has nothing to do with asylum. So, I will updating my n400 adventures...
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    Getting married while naturalization in process

    Hi, I have a question. I’m planning to get married soon but my naturalization is still under process. I’ve seen in other forums that it shouldn’t be a problem as long as I inform my IO at the interview about my marriage. But the thing is my fiancé has an overstayed student visa. I’m afraid that...
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    N400 with Stricken-off with Leave/ Retail Theft Type A

    I have a case that was dismissed in 2012 December in IL. It was retail theft for under $150. I was arrested, fingerprinted and released without bail and expected to come to the court on court date. I did but the store representative/lawyer did not show up so the case was dismissed is what I was...
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    Hypothetical/Academic question: Would INA 320/322 be the same as USC by birth?

    Have a question here, mainly to understand the law more on this issue. Everyone knows naturalized USC are not eligible to run for presidency, but what about those who got USC by act like INA 320 and 322 ? Would they be considered as NATURALIZED or they are considered USC by birth (only it did...
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    Job change after Green card and impact on Naturalization

    Members, I have had employment based Green card for 4 years now. I changed my job from the GC sponsoring employer 2 years after I got my Green Card. Based on the information available on the internet, there is a 6 month rule that I have read about. Is 2 years considered too soon to change jobs...
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    Citizenship Atlanta Experience

    Hi Everybody, Apply for Citizenship: November 12, 2016 Fingerprint: April 20, 2017 Interview: April 12, 2019 So I went to my interview on April 12 for my interview. It was easy but was given N-14 to bring in documents for my court Disposition, Arrest Records, Birth Certificate and take 3...
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    N-600K urgent appointment required!

    I filled out N-600k in September 2019 for my kids. We live overseas so my father is the petitioner for my kids. He received a letter of invitation of ceremony for both of them on April 23, 2019 to attend the ceremony on April 29, 2019 (USCIS wanted us to travel from Australia to US on 5day...
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    Hiring a legal representative/lawyer for naturalization

    What are some possible benefits of having/hiring legal representative/lawyer for naturalization? (N-400) All I could think of is that 1. The applicant does not fluently speak English; need help during the interview/filing process. 2. The applicant does not want to file themselves. I am...
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    Upgrade I-130 after naturalization

    Hello, I would like to know how much time does USCIS take to upgrade form I-130 for Spouse after Naturalization. I submitted the I-130 application when I was a permanent resident (Green card) in March 2018, I got the receipt(Form I-797C) in return stating the petition is in "review", not...
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    N-400 chances with firearm convictions

    Hi, In September of 2012 I was found guilty of one firearm offense that resulted in three convictions as follows: 1. Attempted Carry Pistol Outside Home/ Business 2. Possession of Unregistered Firearm 3. Unlawful Possession of Ammunition All misdemeanors. The firearm was in my car, and was...
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    filed as head of household when married- Naturalization

    I have a problem. I'm am doing my form N-400 and I am stuck at the part where I have to submit the tax returns for the past 3 years. My husband and I have been filing as married filing jointly for the past two years. However three years ago I filed as head of household under a different address...
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