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06 May 2011

Do You Want to Become a US Citizen? USCIS Can Help You With the Process

Are you or someone you know wondering what is required to become a US citizen? Are you considering naturalization? If you are, you should know that USCIS has a wealth of resources to guide you through the process.

Are You Eligible?

First, you will need to determine if you are eligible to apply for citizenship. USCIS offers a Naturalization Requirements information sheet that explains the requirements for citizenship and a Naturalization Eligibility Worksheet.

It is important that you confirm your eligibility before you apply, as USCIS will not refund your application and biometric fees if your application is denied.

Applying

Once you’ve determined you are eligible to apply, you will need to complete and file a Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.

To guide you as you apply, USCIS provides a short “How Do I?” guide on how to apply for citizenship and a more extensive Guide to Naturalization.

Be sure to read the form instructions and completely fill out and sign your form before you mail it. USCIS also offers filing tips to help you avoid common mistakes.

Preparing for the Interview and Test

The USCIS Citizenship Resource Center provides a wide variety of materials to help you prepare for the interview and naturalization test including study materials for both the English and civics portions of the test.

In addition, USCIS has posted a YouTube video about the interview and test:



Oath Ceremony

If you are approved, you will either have the opportunity to participate in an oath ceremony the same day or you will be scheduled for an oath ceremony at a later time.

We hope these resources are helpful. Please feel free to share any comments on your experience and how we can improve the process.

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115 Comments:

At May 6, 2011 at 10:22:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could some one please stand up for all the people who have spent 5 or more years living in the United States in some form of non-immigrant visa, while waiting for an immigrant visa to be available, and make that time count towards citizenship please? On paper, the United States is all about everyone being equal, but in reality, the folks from China and India who want to make America their permanent home are doomed. Just look at the visa bulletin for EB3.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 10:20:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stand with you. This should be valid for people waiting for 5 years or more , for their asylum petition to be granted.
People waiting for their asylum petition or for petition to adjust status to be granted, are considered second class people.
People are not equal in United States

 
At May 9, 2011 at 10:32:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does New York City take so long to complete the process? And are they trying to skew the average by taking people from the back of the line (March) and scheduling them for interviews before people who filed back in December? Absolutely not fair.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 10:40:00 AM EDT , Anonymous gilou said...

I do think that 5 years is way too long. I have been living in the USA for two years now, i have the green card and i am eager to become a US citizen. i am well educated, I am graduated from the citizen's police academy of my city, i have a great job and my daughter is citizen of this country...
thanks

 
At May 9, 2011 at 10:44:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that due to massive back log for approving green card to EB3 applicants, they are facing problems mainly to have medical school admissions for their children and to get financial assistance through FAFSA for undergraduate and graduate studies. There are only two categories for acceptance as either U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Under eligible non- citizen, they have to consider candidates
1. who applied for permanent residency,
2. Who are having adjustment of status - I485 pending for approval
3. Who has EAD,SSN, Advance parole,
4. Whose parents are paying more than 20% federal tax, state taxes, income tax

I believe that these individuals living in the US currently are going to become US permanent resident and US citizens in the future. There parents have arrived to the US on the basis of reputed professions such as healthcare/IT. Thus, their children should be entitled to residential rights bestowed upon US citizens/permanent residents. I feel that this issue requires immediate attention and an urgent solution.
Thanks.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 10:49:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello
i am a permanent resident since 2007 july, since then i visited outside of of the USA on 2008 for 2 months and 2011 for 19 days.does it affect for being a citizen of USA ?

 
At May 9, 2011 at 10:59:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a U.S. citizen (born on U.S. soil to U.S. citizens), I'm not so sure why anyone would want to be a U.S. citizen anymore. Quite frankly, I'm embarrassed at how my country treats people of foreign origin. I had the privilege of marrying a Lebanese-American, who, in spite of holding a U.S. passport, still gets detained by security when traveling. Random check, they say? Not seven times in a row. My sister-in-law came to help me when I delivered my baby last year. She was detained by Customs officials, spoken to disrespectfully and insulted. We call that a welcome? In my opinion, if the U.S. grants an individual the opportunity to enter this country with a visa, then welcome them. Don't interrogate them again when they reach American soil. They've already had to go through background checks and questioning to obtain the visa; what else do we want from them? A friend of ours brings his family to spend a few weeks here during the summer. They are detained in NY for 4 hours with 2 small children, not even allowed to reach into the diaper bag to change the 1 year old's diaper. They missed their connecting flight, delaying them further. Security? These people come here and spend money, which helps to stimulate our teetering economy. Let's face it, the U.S. is not the land of opportunity as it once was. Most people would like to come visit, but don't want to stay. At the rate we're going, they won't even want to come to visit. Then what?

 
At May 9, 2011 at 11:00:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

very help full site thanks, great wonder full, we need one site like this for people who sponserd there spouse that how long it takes after approval of application to that the support of effidit forms comes and the date of interview step by step, like one has been explained on this page for citizen ship. Bless the people who made it easy to understand of how to become citizen

 
At May 9, 2011 at 11:14:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son, 22 years old, legal immigrant who has completed all requirements of citizenship and also served in the USAF for one about one year with a honorable discharge, missed his interview for very stupid reason - remebered the date as one day later. He has made may visits to the office and has been waiting, as told, for four months for a second chance to be interviewed. Is he doing the right thing - waiting? or is there something else that he should do before it is too late. Thanks

 
At May 9, 2011 at 11:14:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

can i ever revived my application for U.S. citizenship after they have been revoked of my first application in 1994? it was revoked because the petitioner had died already.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 11:32:00 AM EDT , Blogger Alexandra said...

I could not agree more with you. United States should follow the example of Canada. They give you the chance to become a permanent resident after completing all their paperwork and waiting for a period of time. As a result their economy is getting stronger day after day and they don't have to worry about the illegal issue that is getting so ridiculous and overwhelming for the US.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 11:48:00 AM EDT , Blogger Ruben Dario said...

I just becàme a US Citizen and would like to bring my wife and son to the US with a nonimmigrant visa. Can some body guide me on the process? Thanks a lot.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 11:59:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The folks who did Masters or any advanced degree in US needs to be granted Citizenship in a faster way.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 12:30:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comment on comment #1:
If you are here on a non-immigrant visa and are an overstaying tourist or an Illegal Alien..YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE THE "RIGHT" TO BE HERE, MUCH LESS TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO BECOME A "US CITIZEN".
People who violates the law of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA should not be provided the right to become citizens of this great country.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 12:31:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Count your blessings you're not from the Middle East. The visa waiting time was 13 years and now waiting time to get the citizenship interview results is going on five months.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 12:38:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Supporting the first comment - "On paper, the United States is all about everyone being equal, but in reality, the folks from China and India who want to make America their permanent home are doomed. "

 
At May 9, 2011 at 1:00:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same here - on EB3, its going to take at least 10+ years for me to get into the current processing times!!! and then wait for another few years for naturalization etc.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 1:15:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Completly agree with the first comment.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 1:18:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a participation through Green Card Lottery Program of your Governement and meanwhile I am not living in USA.

Are the process that you are explianing as naturalisation instruction,concerning the people
who are actually living in USA?

 
At May 9, 2011 at 1:26:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did the naturalization. I am so happy. I love the USA and now I am an American citizen. Now I want bring my children and my grand daughter.
My 2 children are adult and divorced and my grand daughter is 16. My question is, does my son first gets his green card to apply for his daughter? or can they apply for both of them at the same time?
Do we need a lawyer for the papers? if so would you recommend some in Olathe Kansas? It is where I live. Thanks,
I would appreciate if you write me back

 
At May 9, 2011 at 2:01:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a UK citizen and have a sister living in the United States. Although my application has been approved, I have been waiting for a visa for over 7 years and have been advised I will have to wait a further 5 years - possibly even more. It's hopeless.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 2:06:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, in reality, folks from Mexico get a pass to the front of the line thanks to our American government that is promoting the North American Union Agenda behind the backs of the American Citizens . Illegal aliens from Mexico will cost Calif alone, almost 20 billion this year. This is why our state is going bankrupt. But if we Americans try to protect ourselfs from this invasion, our own Government will sue us. Our streets are flooded with cheap drugs from Mexico, Mexican gangs, and crime now. Our own Government has allowed this, instead of protecting its Citizens and Nation from this invasion from another Nation.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 2:07:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, if i have live in US four years as a permanent resident, and divorced in January 2011, do i have right to marry my ex-girl friend who have already gave birth to a child for me before when we are school. Also, it is possible for me to file for her and the child to come into the US? Also, supposing i will clock 5years by September 2012 in the US as a permanent resident,So how soon do i need to start filling to become a citizen of the US?

 
At May 9, 2011 at 2:51:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree! Doing this yourself is not as easy as it may seem. I followed these same instructions several years ago and encountered snafus with part of the N-400 application that resulted in me getting an immigration lawyer. My advice is to spend a few hundred extra dollars on an attorney who can do this for you correctly.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 3:12:00 PM EDT , Blogger Suzanne said...

if a permanent resident graduated from a U.S. highschool they already took the civics test right? So they don't have to retake if they apply for naturalization?

 
At May 9, 2011 at 3:19:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I echo the previous comment. I have been waiting for my EB3 I485 approval for over 5 years and progress is very slow with next to no communication from USCIS and its Service centers.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 4:17:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know, I did, you can apply for the naturalization 3 month before you complete 5 years of permanente resident,not before, in your case you can send the papers for naturalization in June 2012.And you can do this by your self.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 4:34:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

High, I receive my green card last year June 2010 , i want to know, how long should i wait for my citizenship?

 
At May 9, 2011 at 10:04:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

that comment about Mexican and its drugs in American land is out of context...anyway, i recommend you to actually research on the drugs issue from respectable sources before making your mind...personally, i don't think that Mexican undocumented immigrants are necessarily the ones bringing drugs into this country.

 
At May 9, 2011 at 11:55:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have a petition already since 1996 and i was recieve a case number. but my petitoner are already dead and my papers are revoked. what shall i do?

 
At May 10, 2011 at 12:28:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

how come the nebraska service center is sooo slow.my application for an immigrant visa has been approved in 2007 but i'm still waiting for the approval of my change of status.so far i had 4 biometrics done.is there no visa available or is my immigration lawyer slow in following up my application.HELP!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Below is what we posted on DHS' Quadrennial Homeland Security Review titled "Count I-485 pending time toward Citizenship requirement":

For a person who enters the U.S. with an immigrant visa, thus becoming a permanent resident upon entry, it is understandable why s/he has to wait for 3 or 5 years before s/he is eligible for naturalization. But if a legal nonimmigrant spent 10 years in the U.S. patiently waiting for a green card, paying taxes and never having trouble with the law, why is the 5-year residence requirement still necessary?

Here is the link to the full post:
http://www.homelandsecuritydialogue.org/dialogue2/immigration/ideas/count-i-485-pending-time-toward-citizenship-requirement

Unfortunately at that time there wasn't much support for this suggestion, so it probably went unnoticed.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 1:05:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The USCIS please consider to re-open a work visa for a nurse. I don't want to be a citizen. Just give me a work permit to work as a nurse here.
Thank you.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 1:40:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to know if I can retain my right to live in the US after being deported. Although I was given a ten year ban, when can I reapply for my residence or what and when shall I do this, anyone kind enough to fund me some light on this mattter!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 2:07:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I ask for a Visa to visit the US when and after that the cause that I have been deported, I have my entire family in the US and need to know if I can apply for a Visa to visit them, please in help to know if it is possible!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 5:39:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To anonymous who was divorced and wants to marry his ex-girlfriend: YES, you can marry your girlfriend (provided she's not married to someone else). If you came in here (US) on a K-visa or CR-or IR-visa, you don't need to wait for 5 years, you can apply on the 3rd year. But if you came in here with the other visa types, then sad to say, you have to wait for 5 years before you can apply for citizenship.
I came in here on a CR-1 visa (2007), applied for citizenship Feb 2010 and took my oath June 2010 and I don't regret being a USC.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 6:19:00 AM EDT , Anonymous sabah said...

Good morning America!
I would be very grateful if you could tell me how I can ,me and my two kids from Algeria immigrate to the USA . I am 47 years old ,divorced ,working in the educative field .My son 20 years old ,studies medicine and my daughter ,a teen of 14 years , student at the junior high school . We do not have a green card , we did never live in the States . However we love The States and our hope is to settle there .I do believe that The United States of America are a great nation of freedom and respect despite all the comments written .
God bless you.
Sabah

 
At May 10, 2011 at 6:57:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am married to US citizen and arrived in the US last March 29,2010, I wonder why a person married to american need to wait so long to be a US citizen, the bible quote in gen.2:24, "that is why a man will leave his mother and father and he will stick to his wife and become one flesh", just wondering why the govt.have to give a hard time to the foreign wives or husbands married to a US citizen to live with their partners and get an equal rights as a US citizen?????

 
At May 10, 2011 at 10:14:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! My name is Mariana and I am originally from Romania. Three years ago I married Steve, a U.S. citizen. Before our wedding, my family went five times to the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest (Romania’s capital city) for interviews in order to obtain a tourist temporary visa so that they can participate in my wedding. Each time, they were declined on the grounds that they do not have enough reasons to come to the U.S. Is being part of your daughter/sister’s wedding not a big reason enough for someone to come to the U.S. for a week? I even went to ask for our Congressman’s help in this matter, thinking that it is just not right. He faxed a letter to the Embassy and when my family mentioned his name, they bashed his authority. How is it O.K. for the Romanian troupes to die fighting the Americans’ war in Iraq and not O.K. for the Romanian families to come to the U.S. for a short family visit? It seems like this country’s officials have forgotten the fact that America was built due to some of those migrating nations that now are not even allowed to come for a visit.
FYI: Every time someone goes to the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest for a visa interview, they have to pay $160. Thinking that each day there are about 1,000 people that come for interviews, I cannot help but wonder: is that just another money-making industry? In all seriousness, someone should look into that Embassy. The consuls are extremely rude to the people and senseless – a disgrace for the American culture. To be honest, I still do not understand how I got so lucky and received my U.S. visa on my first try. I was the one and only out of 1000 people interviewed that day.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 1:38:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am EB-3 -India, but, i don't know if I ever get a chance to become citizen of this country? My kids are born here, but some times, i feel, i did a costly mistake by giving birth to them here, because, this country is lacking vision for future. We always talk about past, forget how this country was before, but, look at now and future.

Why is this country playing with legal entrants? This country was made by brilliant immigrant people, but, now it is screwed by political leaders who lack vision to take it forward. They don't have courage/will to update their immi processes. Either stop immigration totally or change it totally considering future for this country.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:12:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have green card and we entered in one year and stayed almost 2 months how you should be Eligible for naturalization if we gather all the days/months to be illegable by travelling in between but to stay in a later stage/date to complete the average months to be illegable to apply for citizenship,
is this a right way and or acceptable??

 
At May 10, 2011 at 10:02:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Sdonald said...

Is there a way to contact Customs or an easy way to find out exact dates of when we travelled outside the US in the past 5 years? The citizenship paperwork requires you to list everytime you have been out of the states but because we have family in Canada, we have travelled quite a bit.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 10:04:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there an easier way to find out exact dates of when my husband and I have left the US in the past 5 years. Does Customs keep a list and we can get a printout. It is proving difficult to find exact dates for the past 5 years for the citizenship paperwork.

 
At May 11, 2011 at 12:27:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been a legal resident of the United States since 1963 and am now 70. Do I still have to go through the same process to become a Citizen? I would love to become a naturalized citizen of these United States of America.

 
At May 11, 2011 at 2:11:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi ! I have a question about USCIS Fees Waiver Program. I and my dependendent family members became LPR based on being a Asylee. Asylees are eligible to apply for certain Immigration benefit such as Immigration Fees Waiver. But we have not taken any Fees Waiver benefits from USCIS. However, it is now time to apply for N-400 as we have been continiously residing more than 5 years upon receipt of our LPR.

Now my question is - can we apply for N-400 under USCIS Fees Waiver program ? If someone kindly answer my question then it would be a great help for my family and we may apply for N-400 to become naturalized citizen.

Thanks.

 
At May 11, 2011 at 2:40:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear USCIS,
Will you explain why EB2 China visa bulletin was "current" in July 2007, but in 2008(1 year after 2007), it was "Aug 2006",and now 4 years later, it was still "Aug 2006". How did that happen? Why is it going backward?

Now, Your President has been talking about giving a path to illegal immigrants again, yes again. Please advise us if being illegal immigrants is a wise step to take for all of us who wait in your EB system? Are illegal immigrants superior than legal immigrants?

 
At May 11, 2011 at 4:31:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe this thread is for naturalization/citizenship. Applying for citizenship is for people who have at least been legal permanent residents and have continuously resided in the US for 5 years or 3 years if residency was acquired through marriage to a US Citz.

If you have concerns about your EB adjustment applications or priority dates, this is not the place to post your grievances against the USCIS for long EB priority date wait times.

 
At May 11, 2011 at 10:41:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOR THE POST ABOUT USAF MISSING INTERVIEW- Have that Person call the Military Branch and they can set him up for a quicker date, the USCIS has system inplace for current and past military...and trust me, theyreally take care of the military.....

 
At May 12, 2011 at 4:06:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

America's immigration process is the worst in the world.

 
At May 16, 2011 at 12:13:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My friends and I have cleared the N400 interview successfully in 2007 and are waiting for the oath appointment. We have tried to inquire directly at the USCIS office and also thru local Senators office but did not get a proper response. This is frustrating. Please let us know how to resolve this issue.

 
At May 17, 2011 at 4:17:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Great appreciation to the U.S. Government who gave my wife, children and I the opportunity to live, work and study in this great country. However, as Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holder, don't you think that we as (SIVs) might be eligible to get the citizenship in less than 5 years? considering that we worked for the U.S. Government in the Middle East and most of us lived inside the U.S. military bases for long time which are (as I think) considered as a part of the U.S. land or property.

 
At May 17, 2011 at 5:16:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi i am a Filipina and married to an american,we have married for three years and 3 mo. on may 23 before that my husband and i was corresponding for almost 8 years since he was in prison,soon he got out he came to marry me,he filed a petetion for a family visa for me just to leave with him,THE IMMIGRATION AIM IS TO UNITE THE FAMILY,but why so many couples or family are not living together? is this also a punishment to an ex-convict like my husband?He served in prison for almost 15 years and i believed he did'nt deserved that kind of sentence. The man that trying to leave in normal life.I love my Husband i know hes past hes charges,but how hard to let him get a visa approval for me to live with him.he wrote to many politicians even talking to them on phone but we are hopless no one answered us,he dont have money to pay an immigration lawyer knowing if they could fight for hes right or not,is there anyone could help us what to do?we just only hoping that could someone help us to be together.please do something to help those who are truely want to change thier life with someone love with by their side. Thank you to this site.

 
At May 17, 2011 at 3:42:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like any other EB3. I've been waiting for it to be current. I hope USCIS will make the process easier and faster. I suggest they will raise the fees amd make the process faster. In this way, immigration process will give more income to the government. I guess having a PREMIUM PROCESSING available for change of status is not a bad idea (another money for the government though). Those who can afford will go for it. Those who can't will have to wait in line. It is just having an express lane.

 
At May 20, 2011 at 8:03:00 PM EDT , Blogger Zarafshan said...

My Wife was scheduled an interview on november 2010 in the us embassy in Islamabad and she got approved for a visa after being questioned for 3 hours, but the immigrant officer told her that her case needs more administrative review. She was handed a blue paper and told her to wait until the admin review is done, and the paper said that admin review will take from 6 weeks to months, the officer said it usually takes no more than 3 months. So after the interveiw my wife decided to have a babe (get pregnant), cuz we were sure she would get the visa soon. Now it has been more than 7 months we are waiting for her visa and any time I call them, they say "wait it's still under administrative process" we don't know what the problem is and they never told us why is it takin so long, if my wife dilevers in Afghanistan she won't have anyone helping her. She is going through a very tough situation in now. She cries every time I call her. She had better life before marrying me and now her life is miserable. Thanks to the united states for being a land of opputunity and welcoming people of the world to the states (TORCHERINH THEM)

 
At May 22, 2011 at 7:18:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good day USCIS,

I do support the comment DD May/17 concern the (SIV) who served the US Army against Alqaeda in the most critical time and in the most dangerous places in IRAQ those who had a big role to succeed the operation freedom of Iraq.
especially those interpreters who served along with the US soldiers in the filed scarifying by their lives must got a privilege of getting their Nuturlazation within 3 years in return of appreciation to the valuable and loyal service presented to the UNITED STATE OF AMERICA.

lastly and the least i thank the UNITED STATE OF AMERICA for giving us the opportunity to immigrate legally to the US.

RAMA ALAFANDI
from Baghdad - Iraq

 
At May 25, 2011 at 10:01:00 AM EDT , Blogger fishnikhi said...

to whom it may concern
i can not tell my name because it is not good for me and my family
first of all thank you america for what you did for me and my people (the Iraqis)
i am one of those who worked with the US army in Iraq as interpreter during Iraqi operation freedom
i did my best for the american government project to give the others the freedom that they looking for
i fought side by side with the solders against alqaida and bad people
but because of that some of us(the interpreters) lost every thing like family,house,job and homes
we spend many years in the army bases
would you pass this massage to the US government
i am asking for speeding up the US citizenship for the i iraqi interpreters who worked with the US army

 
At May 28, 2011 at 10:36:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,

We are Iraqis who came to USA through the special immigrant visa program SIV; we provided special and valuable services to the US government. Till now, we cannot tell people even here in the US that we worked for the government in Iraq, because it is very dangerous. Don't you think that we deserve to get the US citizenship in less than 5 years? We appreciate what America had done to our country and to us; however, we worked hard and in scary situations along with the US forces to fulfill their mission in Iraq.

 
At May 29, 2011 at 1:23:00 PM EDT , Blogger Freddzo said...

Hello!

How can i become a citizen before 5 years? i am currently holding a green card since 2008

 
At June 3, 2011 at 11:52:00 AM EDT , OpenID gunturu said...

Once a person has green card, he looses his freedom of travel in the name of the required continuous residence, wheather he choose to go for naturalisation or not. He has this freedom once again once he becomes a citizen. Why this discrimination?

Can it not be just that one who wishes qwalify to naturalise should stay in US for 30 months in a period of 5 years or less in certain categories.

The US immigration laws are too complex for general public to understand and has more things unsaid then what is said in the law.

 
At June 6, 2011 at 12:40:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a permanent resident since November/27/2001, and my green card will be expired in December/09/2011, do I have enough time to apply for citizen Citizenship, what do I have to do? please help me, thanks

 
At June 7, 2011 at 5:47:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am the wife of a permanent resident....i was told that my filing would take six month,,,now i am hearing 3 year....my husband and my 2 kids are already in the us and i am left on my own....can someone please tell me if there is a faster way,,,thank

 
At June 9, 2011 at 11:36:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the effect of my becoming a US Citizen to the I-130 I filed and got approved when I was still an LPR? How can I opt to retain and make use of my duly approved I-130 for an F2B preference , which has a shorter visa allocation time, instead of my being a citizen and use an F1 preference?If there is an option, when can I avail of it? Please help and enlighten me.

Thanks a lot.

 
At June 24, 2011 at 1:54:00 AM EDT , Blogger sunshine said...

Sunshine
To Whom It May Concern...

I am dreaming to become a US Citizen one day, just to remove my past days pain by get this citizin... Please if there is any chance to get that soon help us, me and my family we are SIV from Iraq. we are looking for peace and staybility.
Thanks

 
At June 24, 2011 at 2:43:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iam an Iraqi living in US and holding the green card, I came with my family to US through the SIV program (Special Immigratant Visa)such program is enable people who helped and served US army in Iraq to get permenant visa and get citizenship after 5 years as per US regulation, however, we exepect special treat from US government due to our valuable services, risk and big efforts given to support US war in Iraq against terrorists. In other words, we deserve to be treated better than other immigrants who don't give anything to US soil and comunity by decreasing required time to be US citizen from 5 years to 3 years or to consider our service duration with US army as a part of the required time to gain US passport.
Thanks a lot

 
At June 26, 2011 at 11:02:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im a US Citizen and would like to help a friend who came to visit the US, met a wonderful woman who came on a visitor's visa as well and got married. Both of them are illegal here but all their children are citizens, grown and married. Lawyers have been charging them arms and legs and they have been waiting patiently for the past 30 plus yrs. I would like to help these couple. Pls help

 
At July 21, 2011 at 7:31:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

 Dear Sir/Madam,


What will happen when the US Forces leave?????? Why doesn’t the United States consider sending their interpreters to a neutral country like Guam until they finish processing their cases?

Will there be another operation frequent wind? Operation baby lift? Operation new life? Like what happened in Vietnam Or will the fog of war wind all those who worked for the US Forces toward Muqtada’s Militia and the Muslim fundamentalists?

Don’t we deserve to be airlifted? Like what happened with the Kurds in 1996 when President Bill Clinton ordered to airlift 6,000 Kurds from north of Iraq to Guam because they used to work for US aid agencies and Saddam was looking after them. Will there be another operation pacific Haven?
 
I am writing to address a very dangerous and serious problem that will happen in the next few months, the US Forces has employed Thousands of Iraqi locals as interpreters and workers during Operation Iraqi Freedom, without those, US mission would've never succeeded.
Now as the troops are leaving, the US government or US Military is not looking back for their comrades. The first question most of the interpreters asked when joined the US military as interpreters, “how can we protect ourselves???” And the reply always was: “We leave no comrade back”.
hundreds if not thousands of those employees are on the horns of a dilemma that may gather their lives in a modern-era mass grave, this time by the Muslim fundamentalists or militias in which the US Military in its Huge capabilities are not being able to defend themselves from their attacks. Their attacks are killing US service members every day, how should normal people like us survive?
We would like you to bring back this issue on the table and let whoever responsible for it take a stance and save lives. We may not be the victims of two outlaws caught in Kentucky and we do condemn such actions badly as we are suffering from it not only the US of A, we are human, we have proved our loyalty and made all what was required and it’s time for you to look at us.
Take a look at what the British, Danish, Australian, Polish and the Japanese forces did. They all took their linguists and the people who supported them to their countries. Are they more moral than the Americans? I don’t think so.
58,000 Iraqis have been resettled in the US, 10% of them only have directly worked with the US Forces. The long waiting visa process is affecting every single interpreter and worker who couldn’t make it to the US yet, we are not asking the US not to screen us but at least make us a priority, send us somewhere we can live until we get processed. What happened to “Operation safe haven Iraq 2009”? Isn’t it time to initiate that operation now?
WE ARE PEACFUL, WE ARE PRODUCTIVE, WE CAN’T LIVE IN IRAQ ANYMORE AND THAT’S WHY WE ARE ASKING FOR A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE. PLEASE HELP US!
GOD BLESS YOU ALL
IRAQI INTERPRETERS/US CENTCOM 

 
At July 22, 2011 at 6:06:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think ,I Iraqi interpreters who were issued SIVs deserve to be US citizens after (at least) two years of their arrivals to the US.

 
At October 13, 2011 at 8:27:00 PM EDT , Anonymous modern outdoor lighting said...

Some also wants to be a US citizen; and it’s a fact. But there are some who would find it tough on how to make it possible. To become a US citizen has a lot of benefits and also an advantage.

 
At October 14, 2011 at 5:51:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Diaper Cares said...

I stand with you. This should be valid for people waiting for 5 years or more , for their asylum petition to be granted.

 
At October 14, 2011 at 11:28:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

why does NYC DO take so long to schedule the n400 interview ? I have seen people who have filed after me get their interview letters from the garden city and holtsville field offices .. they were place in line for interview scheduling just 2 days after their biometrics appointment..

 
At December 2, 2011 at 7:47:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife got her citizenship recently,we married 10 years back in some other country.I want to file for my green card so i need to marry her agin or i need to register the marriage in united states.Iam allready there in united states on b1 visa.so please guide us.
Thank u

 
At December 16, 2011 at 10:03:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know, I am a citizen and I have to say I kind of disagree with a lot that I have read. I petitioned for my husband. I do understand the large case load that USCIS is working with so I expect the months wait. But after some time and constant reading about I-130's and I-129F's I sent an email inquiring about the amount of time left. I received an email stating that I will receive an answer within 35 days. I now inquired about my I-129F after it fell into outside processing. I was told that both petitions were filed separately since they are two separate forms and the I-129F can still be approved while the I-130 is pending....what happened? I received a RFE ( Request For Evidence ) The paper had a list of the information wanted, I tell you...it was longer than Santa's list ! Then I was told that the I-129F was in suspension with the I-130 until they get what was requested. Now this is the kicker- I was told by numerous of USCIS workers that the forms were separately filed, and that only by approval or deny can one form cancel the other out, but I was told by the adjudicating officer who is working on my file, that the forms are always adjudicated together and that until iI give them the requested information both of my forms are in suspension. 1: The 800 number that they tell you call is just to have you shut up and wait, these customer service representatives do not give you accurate infomation, or was it that I ended up with an adjudicating officer who either had a bad day, likes to abuse their authority, or is simply biased. My husband has a clean record, never been arrested and worked most of his life. Now I had to consult an attorney. Oh and by the way my husband is Lebanese and Muslim, hmmmm....makes me wonder, profiling before he can even enter this country ?

 
At December 18, 2011 at 2:54:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

im a widow to a born american citizen i been a permanent resident since 8/07, he passed away 4/10, can i apply for my citizenship and how long do i have to wait??

 
At December 20, 2011 at 2:13:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello,

I'm filling in my for for N-400. I have a couple of questions on the form. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Part 3. section G. Marital Status? I'm married however I've been separated for more than 3 years. There isn't a section to write down if I'm separated. Do I need to stipulate that I'm separated or since I'm not legally divorced still check the box for Married?
Also since I'm not legally divorced it asks for my spouses's Immigration status.. She is not here legally what is the more appropate thing to fill in the section other? and at last I ran a business for a while and somebody using my same business name took some money from customers, later the customers placed small claims cases against all the people that were doing business with the same name or similar, so I have a couple of small claims cases (civil) against me. Should I stipulate this on question NO. D-16? Have you ever been arrested, cited, or detained by any law enforcement officer?
Thanks,

Alex

 
At December 24, 2011 at 12:01:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was great honor for me and thousands of Iraqi local interpreters to work with the US Army. We were very happy to apply for the SIV and get immigration visas.
As a reward for us we hope that the US grant us the citizenship in less than 5 years.

Abo Alawii
Seattle,WA

 
At December 26, 2011 at 4:19:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband has served 5 years in Iraq, I'm Egyptian and he is American. Can I get an American citizenship and an American passport knowing that we are living in Dubai right now?
Please help me out

 
At December 28, 2011 at 10:23:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I am working on F1 OPT
for 12 months.
Can i apply for Green card without sponsership from my employer?

 
At January 12, 2012 at 8:59:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi im 16 years old i have green card and im in high school and need money for life because my mom no work and she does not money for me. i need help of amerika.

 
At January 16, 2012 at 12:21:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who work in these immigration offices are prejudice,and hateful. they love to torture people and play with peoples lives. I have lived in the United States for nearly 20 years and I finally decided to become a U.S. citizen and they are giving me the hardest time. Its being two years a and my citizenship is not complete yet. I have hired a lawyer and I still can't get no real answers and when you call to get some answers they hired these people to read phrases off the computer to you they have no access to your file. I am a nurse and all I have ever done is worked and paid my taxes. America felt like home to me until I went inside an immigration building where they treat you like shit?!!!!! What happened to we don't descriminate regarding religion,race, or origin. Yeah right?!!!! I see the other side of this country now how prejudice and hateful they can be and get away with it. I have paid my taxes for many years. I didn't come to this country to live off welfare and food stamps. Most foreigners work there butt off and give you the shirt off their back. I think I (we) deserve better!!!!!!! Something has to be done with they way treat us and the processing times on our cases

 
At January 18, 2012 at 7:58:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

if an amercian marrys and illegal.how do they get papers for their new husband?

 
At January 22, 2012 at 10:24:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband is a US Citizen. Filed all the forms for his children (aged 7, 11 and 13) from Egypt to get visa to travel to USA and stay in USA. He had interview with kids at Egyptian Embassy on December 13, 2011. How long does it take from the interview to receive a response for what is next?

 
At January 24, 2012 at 12:42:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have filed for N-400 and I went to the interview and passed the test. I was told to go home and wait for the notice to take the oath. It has a been a year and half since I took my test and my application was still under review. I've called the USCIS so many times and went in person to a office to ask about my application status, they provided me with absolutely no answers no matter how much I was eager to get an answer or some kind of helpful tips. The only response I got through mail or email was the application is still under review. I have absolutely no ideas what is happening with my process and don't have any idea what to do to increase the processing time. I really hope they can complete my application! My friends who applied for citizenship later than me had already received their U.S. passports and became U.S. citizens. I am very very upset with this situation.

 
At January 26, 2012 at 3:11:00 PM EST , Blogger Pratik91 said...

it will be 3 years in july for me. i am not married to a US citizen, when am i eligible to apply for Application for Naturalization.

 
At January 30, 2012 at 8:16:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I am a Canadian citizen sponsored by a us citizen parents since 2004, I am married. I would like to know why its taking me so long to hear from them, because I am not living in my place of birth which is Guyana, I am a Canadian citizen, this should be processed in a different manner

 
At February 1, 2012 at 12:43:00 PM EST , Blogger Allen Hess said...

So you want to be a US citizen??? Good luck. I have never seen a bigger cluster then when I started dealing with the USCIS office in San Antonio. I love this country and am a disabled vet who would do it all again but this makes me ashamed.
Here is the situation. My wife filed her application, went on the interview and passed the test. We then received a letter saying that they need “a letter” from the IRS that shows she filed taxes for 2006-2010. I called IRS, they faxed me transcripts of all those years including a letter stating that she has a payment arrangement for 2006 and is in good standing. I sent all that in. We got another letter stating that we failed to provide the proper letter from the IRS and that I need to call the IRS and “ask for IRS form I-1722”, and this part was highlighted. I called the IRS and told them exactly what I needed and they told me that the I-1722 was obsolete and has been for a few years and the transcripts I sent in are the replacement. The IRS agent was actually upset that the USCIS keeps requesting this form. I talked to 6 different people at the IRS and everyone told me the same thing.
My wife got ahold of the case officer and told him what the IRS said and he said that is not true that he gets that form every day. He told her to get the stamped letter from the IRS or her application for citizenship would be cancelled.
Again, I call the IRS and talk to a manager and was told the stamped letter is not used that everything is now on IRS letterhead.
My wife talked to the officer again and he said as long as she owes back taxes, even though she has a payment arrangement set up and is in good standing, she cannot become a citizen.
I called USCIS main number and talked to a supervisor who said that was not true and to go to infopass, make an appointment and go down to San Antonio (90min drive) and try to talk to a manager. She also told us that the case officer was probably trying to look good for his boss and that the system shows she passed the interview and test and was approved…..
My wife talked to the officer yet again and he said that even though the courts would probably let her become a citizen their office wouldn’t. He said he is just doing what he is told and that his supervisor won’t allow any approvals if you owe back taxes. Even with a payment plan setup.
This does not seem right that one office can choose to block you like this and tell you to go out and get a loan or be denied.
WTF!!!!

-Allen

 
At February 3, 2012 at 2:46:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

HELP*****HELP*********came to the united states.. with my family when i was 8 years old not knowing my parents will over stay there visa and become illegal immigrants. i mam 19 years old i cant work nor obtain a driver license. all i want to do is live a normal life and go to school. i have never gotten into trouble. WHAT CAN I DO? PLEASE HELP!!

 
At March 8, 2012 at 10:22:00 AM EST , Blogger Fayez Ezzir said...

I applied for citizenship about 7 years ago, only 5 weeks I got my test, and I passed it , but my officer informed me that she need a long time to review my application, I am wondering 7 years is not good enough to review it.any help or suggestion about my case

 
At March 15, 2012 at 5:50:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was born in the Philippines. My father was in the Us Navy that's how he met my mother. My Mother had me and went to look for my father in america while leaving me there with family. Seven to eight years she came back to take me to america. She found him and they got married. I was a kid back then so, I didn't know What's going on. I remember my mother had me go to government places to strip me down take my blood just to get me a visa. I remember a point in where we would try to get on the planes my mother was frantic on coming back with me to my father. It took several flights just to get to america. My mother had given a ring (father gave her when they gotten married) away just to find our flight in the airport. Lay overs that last days. There was sacrifice just to get to this country. Now I got married in 2006, and divorcing an american woman. I have two smart,beautiful kids with this woman. Through the Separation. In the last house we lived together my I.D. and permanent resident card was lost or hopefully not stolen. This american woman would use the kids as a weapon against me(by not letting me see them to hurt me and sending them to another state without my consent so the kids can live with her mother while she do drugs). After we separated she became trouble for me. So, I moved on. I can't get an I.d. without a permanent resident card even though i have a copy of it. I cant even cash my checks at a bank so I quit. To make the situation crazy is that my soon to be ex wife is in jail while im almost final with the divorce proceeding. I have my kids moving in with me soon. In order for me to get my permanent resident card I have to pay like I never received one! its about 490 us currency, just for the application. Even though I have two american kid and have/had an american wife. I have problems just to get a state I.D. to cash my checks! Like this is crazy something needs to be done. If I had a choice back than when i was seven or eight. I wouldn't be in this complicated system or whatever it is. I would of stayed in my country of birth. I mean What does birth rights have to do with this country anyways the real Americans are the Indians anyways! If i have to leave all so call Americans need to leave. Free country... Is it really? Tell me if someone can help. NO ONE can help they developed there messed up system for years and they still can not get things right. I just hope my kids don't get in the situation I been through... The things they do is just not right any more. This is my opinion. I hope they don't think I'm trying to corrupt something. I'm just telling everyone here or like to read. My story ~Gerald

 
At March 19, 2012 at 10:41:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I married a USC, I'm looking to get divorced and wanted to know if there is a way that I can stay in the states and not have to go back to London as I have started a new life here and have a good job and grounding? Can someone advise me?

 
At March 23, 2012 at 2:45:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got green card after asylum in the US. Now it is time to apply for nauralization. I was filling the form and PART 10 D asks ifI have ever been arrested/ detained. I never been arrested in the US or any trouble with law but in my birth country I was not only detained because of my openion but also tortured. Please tell me if I have to mention the detention I had in my birth country. PART 10 (D) sounds like it is asking only conditions after I arrived to the US. Please give me someclarifications. Thank you!

 
At March 31, 2012 at 5:32:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel like USCIS is all BS and they discriminate but oh well. Anyway, My aunt filed for sister citizenship in 2002. It's 2012 and we have nothing. My brother and I can't do anything (we didn't chose to come here--we were minors) on top of that we dont want to leave, but my parents do. Is there some sort of solution for my brother and i? Thanks.

 
At June 9, 2012 at 6:35:00 AM EDT , Anonymous cherrios73 said...

Hello,

I have been a LPR since 2006, and had since enjoyed my new status. My LPR card express in 2016. Just this past trip abroad, I have lost my LPR card while on a trip. It must have slipped out of my passport somewhere. I was distraught. I filed a police report at the local police station and have the letter to prove it. I am back now (after a visit with the US Consulate and they verified my status, and got me a letter to return home to DC). So my question is:

1) The LPR card expires in 4 years and I have plans to become a naturalized citizen. Will I have to still file an I-90 for a replacement of LPR card? Or can I just go ahead and file an N-400 Application for Naturalization without the LPR card?

Anyone advice is much appreciated. Thank you!!

 
At November 10, 2012 at 9:03:00 AM EST , Blogger Michelle GT said...

I am US Citizen and my son is over 21 years old so he falls under (F1) the priority date is now Nov 05. I do not understand how it is that even though I am his biological mother he is not considered immediate family, and why there is only 23,400 allotted visas for Sons & daughters of US Citizens , compared to the 114,200 visas for permanent residents.
And to make matters worse i feel that the country where i originated from is a small country and from the Visa statistics hardly 200 ppl migrate a year, and yet it is going to take him 5 years over to come here . Priority dates is moving at a snail pace and time does not stand still for nobody. He has finished college in his country of origin and intend to further it with a degree here (while he works) but without a green card he will not be able to work /or go to college here , he will now have to stay put and take it one day at a time , we tell our children that they need vision and a goal but it is difficult for one to have vision and a goal or to make plans if there is such a long and uncertain wait period. He just turned 24 and by the time he gets here he would be 30yrs old . I do not have any children here in the USA. I only have my 2 sons , and they are both in my country of origin. On another note, since the Obamacare states that insurers will be able to cover non-dependent children below the age of 26 years. than the age of ‘immediate’ child should be the same and not 21.

Thank you

 
At December 3, 2012 at 4:37:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello like to know im a american citizen and my husband is us resident hes been a resident for more then 20 years we have been married for 10 years and hes disabled like to know what he needs to do to become a citizen

 
At December 11, 2012 at 12:41:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have a citizenship test appointment , do i have to take my 2 years old baby with me or no?

 
At December 20, 2012 at 7:20:00 AM EST , Blogger Shehab Osman said...

I was missing my one year from my tax return and the immigration officer threatened me by saying that he will the trough the whole file in my face,,
That happen at my citizenship interview after paying 700 $
No wonder all the world hates us immigration they deal with like an animal
I had never seen this in my whole life!,
Imagine the opposite happen with a us citizen in a major intl airport what would happen ?
I think by 2050 all Muslims and Arab should
Immigrate back to them country instead of the continues assault

 
At January 18, 2013 at 7:41:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

my husband and I have been married for 15 years and he cant rear or write because of quitting school and having to support his family at an early age is there an exempt for that or is he not able to become a citizen because of his family being poor and not being able to attend school?

 
At February 20, 2013 at 2:00:00 AM EST , Blogger Priya Gupta said...

i want to settle permanently in USA. Currently i am living in India and i have business of wedding invitation card, after my wedding i want to live in USA with my family now can you tell me that how many time after we can get USA citizenship?

Thanks

 
At July 11, 2013 at 7:05:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just received a letter stating the date of my citizen ceremony. It is in about 3 weeks. I want to travel back to my home country before then. I have a green card and am free to travel and have traveled to my home country many times. My letter has a list of questions like "Have you traveled outside the country since my interview?" Am I allowed to travel before my swear in ceremony or is this a violation. Also I start my new job after the ceremony that's why I want to go before.

 
At August 25, 2013 at 4:46:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's nice to know there is help out there to become a US citizen. Jane Joseph

 
At October 1, 2013 at 11:21:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Rich N said...

I must say, after reading through many of these comments over the last 30 minutes, common sense will answer most of them.

Becoming a U.S. citizen, or a citizen of any country is an honor and a privilege. You study hard and learn what is required. It's not always about learning the language correctly, having a good grammar, or being poor - it's about learning to respect the country, the fellow citizens, and the history of the country you are becoming a part of.

For those who want to go back to their "home" country before their ceremony - you need to realize that is not your home any longer. The U.S. is your home.

There is great information on this site. Read it, and your questions will be answered.

 
At November 20, 2013 at 3:44:00 PM EST , Blogger greicita said...

In my case, in April of 2010, I attended my Interview and I passed the test. Since then, I'm still waiting for the letter of The Ceremony Day to arrive in my home address, but nothing. I've been leaving in the USA since 1986, as a legal resident. And, I'm the only one in the family that is not a US Citizen. I've tried many things to find out my status, and still shows in the computer "Testing & Interview"????
Please, can someone help me?
You can contact me at my e-mail address: arangograce@yahoo.com
I'm looking forward and praying to God that I will hear from someone soon.
Thank you, God bless you.
Grace

 
At December 2, 2013 at 3:59:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a permanent resident from 2008 but in 2009 I spent 6 months out the country. When can I start applying for my citizenship?

 
At December 6, 2013 at 10:09:00 PM EST , Blogger alejandro montoya said...

Hello, my question is that if I'm 17 years old and I've been living in the United states for around 8 years and I want to apply for the n-400 and adding that I'm enlisted in the US Army. Can I apply for this application or should I wait?

 
At December 9, 2013 at 11:11:00 AM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My green card is expiring in next 2 months. If I file the application for citizenship now, do I still need to renew my green card?

Regards,
Wing

 
At February 9, 2014 at 10:16:00 AM EST , Anonymous Ehab said...

I just becàme a US Citizen and would like to bring my wife and son to the US with a nonimmigrant visa. Can some body guide me on the process? Thanks a lot.

 
At February 13, 2014 at 1:15:00 AM EST , Anonymous Melissa Sismitasari said...

I believe this thread is for naturalization/citizenship. Applying for citizenship is for people who have at least been legal permanent residents and have continuously resided in the US for 5 years or 3 years if residency was acquired through marriage to a US Citz. I need wedding reception ideas here. my question is that if I'm 17 years old and I've been living in the United states for around 8 years and I want to apply for the n-400 and adding that I'm enlisted in the US Army. Can I apply for this application or should I wait?

 
At February 18, 2014 at 8:25:00 AM EST , Blogger Emir Madlangbayan said...

My dad is now a U.S. citizen. I have a question. Can I be a U.S. citizen also even if I'm already 21 years old and turning 22 years old this year on July 16, 2014? Thanks.

 
At March 1, 2014 at 6:38:00 PM EST , Anonymous kosmetik halal said...


Once a person has green card, he looses his freedom of travel in the name of the required continuous residence, wheather he choose to go for naturalisation or not. He has this freedom once again once he becomes a citizen. Why this discrimination?

Can it not be just that one who wishes qwalify to naturalise should stay in US for 30 months in a period of 5 years or less in certain categories.

The US immigration laws are too complex for general public to understand and has more things unsaid then what is said in the law.

 
At March 7, 2014 at 3:54:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have lived in US for 40 years adopted by 2 us citizens in Germany at birth I have filled out form n-400 and n-600 have gone to the ins office 3 times, I got denied what the heck? I can't get my drivers license reinstated because IAM NOT A US CITIZEN? I can't afford an attorney Every time I call INS I get a different answer, they say you are a us citizen, well give me my certifcate then

 
At April 21, 2014 at 9:02:00 PM EDT , Blogger Victoria Desir said...

How should I fill the part 3. if my father does not have a spouse?

 
At April 21, 2014 at 9:04:00 PM EDT , Blogger Victoria Desir said...

How should I fill out the Part 3 of the citizenship application if my father does not have a spouse?

 
At April 21, 2014 at 9:08:00 PM EDT , Blogger Victoria Desir said...

As a biological child of a U.S citizen father claiming citizenship, how should I fill out the Part 3 through Part 7, if both my father and my mother doesn't have a spouse?

 
At May 8, 2014 at 3:20:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I passed the citizenship interview test. However, I have not received the letter scheduled for the Oath Ceremony. It has been a month already. My interviewer told me that it takes at most two weeks. How much longer should I wait? How long it normally take to schedule for an Oath ceremony?

Your response is much appreciate.
Thank you.

 
At July 8, 2014 at 12:00:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just becàme a US Citizen and would like to bring my wife and son to the US with a nonimmigrant visa. Can some bodyguide me on the process? Thanks a lot.

 

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