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  1. alt2017

    Interview in Dallas office

    i dont think the recent short travel will cause any concern. the office may just want to verify that after the interveiw before proceed to approve or forward to supervisor for approval. So no worries at this moment.
  2. after filing N400, Can anyone advise which website is used for case update notification(email or Text message )? i am confused as my email didnt receive any case update email notification yet except the initial submission confirmation, i had to login manually to review the PDF letter,such as Biometrics letter issued yesterday. Neither my spouse nor i had received email notification. http://elis2.uscis.dhs.gov ---this is the site where i e-filed N400. https://my.uscis.gov/account/ --- i can login with the same account at elis and have the fastest update ,such as it already has the PDF letter for biometrics appt, while the other two websites didnt have any update except the receipt. https://egov.uscis.gov -- account registered differently from the elis account. but it didnt email me the notification even i already read my letter from the site#2. please advise which site will be the commonly used for case notification. i dont want to login to check status every day,especially for interview letter during months long waiting period.
  3. i know it's s silly question. Like most folks on the planet, I am wearing (Rx)prescription glasses at all time because of being short-sighted since teens. regarding to the photo requirement for the N400, it says standard U.S. passport photo. https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/photos.html the US government made a new rule in 2016 and ask NOT to wear glasses. Does this new rule apply to the prescribed glasses ? i hate taking photo without my Rx glasses,as my eye and face are looking horrible in the picture w/o glasses. Eyes are getting smaller w/o glasses as they are more sensitive to light without the glasses protection. also, can i have a little smile in the passport picture ? like natural , unexaggerated smile,showing a little teeth.
  4. alt2017

    Traffic tickets prior to AOS and N400

    on the form N400, is there a place asking for any violation in the last 5 years including speed ticket ?
  5. another question regarding to the N400 citizenship application . My spouse opened a company and works as owner/manager in 2016 but has no pay from the company's profits. Does this count as self-employment,or unemployed ?
  6. alt2017

    N400 citizenship can be filed online ?

    https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ this is the site where you can create an account and continue the form N400 online. there is an Indian website and some applicants had proved that they filed online a few months ago and get interview notices earlier than the paper track(their average waiting window is shorter than the paper track ). this link above is hiding very deep inside of the USCIS page. if you just search N400 at USCIS, you always end up with the info telling you to file paper form. the only accepted online application forms are I-90, I-131A,which is specifically for applicants who are already permanent residents. USCIS wants to simplify the processing for these two applications. Applicants fill the form online and upload all supporting documents and pay the fees online. All set. you dont need to print out the forms generated online and mail them again. this save lots of time and paperwork. i think USCIS is using I-90 for testing their online application system as replacing green card is absolutely simpler than others. however, my understanding about N400 online application is that, it's definitely different from I-90 form. USCIS allows you to create an account for N400 and put all info yourself ,the same as you are dealing with I-90 online filing. but at the end, you still need to print out the form at the final and mail them out. The only benefits i can tell would be, 1) all information has been saved immediately into the USCIS system. even you mail the printed form later, the officers dont have to manually put your info into the computer again. all your info has been in the system when you worked online. this does save their time and might potentially speed up the processing time a little bit. 2) online form can give you an alert when you are missing something or have typing errors. you have to correct the error before move to NEXT page. so it's absolutely a guarantee for zero mistake on your form. any comments ?
  7. i am about to file N400 for citizenship . most of people are choosing paper form N400 to apply. A few people chose filing online. USCIS says,USCIS is currently allowing a small number of applicants to submit their Application for Naturalization (N-400) online. If you are not part of this small group, you should download the paper form ,fill it and submit in paper. My questions: 1) who belongs to the "small number of applicants" as they say ? or USCIS is just willing to spend little time and personnel to process the online N400 application ? 2) How much difference between paper file and e-file ? 3) how much difference between their processing speed ? does online filing give you faster processing,or it depends on the field office ? my home state only has one office, while some other popular states have 2-3 field offices. thanks for any comments.
  8. thank you. my residence at Ohio (home address on the driver license ) has not been changed in the last 5 years. my uderstanding is , My residence at Ohio state will not be affected,even though i am not physically present(out of Ohio) in Ohio for a week because of this trip as i already both" reside" and "present" in Ohio for 5years/60 months. USCIS says the eligibility: generally, an applicant for naturalization must: • Be 18 years old or older at the time of filing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. • Be a lawful permanent resident (have a “green card”). • Demonstrate continuous permanent residence in the United States for at least 5 years. (In some cases, this may be 3 years if you are married to a U.S. citizen.) • Show that you have been physically present in the United States for 30 months. (In some cases, this may be 18 months if you are married to a U.S. citizen.) • Show that you have lived for at least 3 months in the state where you claim residence.
  9. i have been physically living in the state of Ohio over the last five years since green card issued. i have satisfied the 5 years of Continuous Residence and 30 months of Physical Presence, according to the USCIS requirements. Now I am ready to file the N400 form for US citizenship by this November 2017. But i have an international business travel in October for a week long. 1) Does this affect my USCIS-required residency qualification conditions (5 years and 30 months)? 2) am i still eligible to file N400 form by November when i return from the oversea trip ? or do I have to wait additional 3 months after returning from the trip in October ?