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N-400, Part 7 - Follow Up Thread :)

Old Oct 25th 2005, 3:08 am
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Default N-400, Part 7 - Follow Up Thread :)

Philip and I went to Indianapolis yesterday for the coveted stamp after our I-751 approval!

Everything went swimmingly. Our InfoPass appointment was for 11:10 and we were called up about 11:15 or so. She stamped his passport and took him back for some fingerprints and signatures.

She said that his green card would arrive in the mail in 9 - 12 months.

While he was back there, he did show her the N-400 application and asked her our question about Part 7 - the travel outside of the united states. I posted about this previously and there was some back-and-forth banter about the proper way to answer the question.

The questions asks for time spent outside of the U.S. in the last 5 years. We are applying for Philip's naturalization based on 3 years because of our marriage.

The officer in Indianapolis said that we should answer the question based on the last 3 years. She then added, that if Philip hasn't left the U.S. at all that it technically could be answered for the last 18 months as that is all that matters.

I thought that was an interesting statement, but it doesn't really pertain to us as the answer to the question based on 3 years or 18 months would be the same.

We are going to fill out our N-400 based on the last 3 years. We are going to make a note that we are answering it based on 3 and not 5.

So, there ya have it!



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Old Oct 25th 2005, 4:06 am
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Default Re: N-400, Part 7 - Follow Up Thread :)

Thanks, Jen, for confirming the 3 year issue vs. 5 year issue.

As is often said in this forum, if you are Naturalizing based on the 3 year rule then the travel question is also based on the last three years and not the 5. Of course this does not apply to citations and criminal history which is lifetime.
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Old Oct 25th 2005, 10:03 am
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Default Re: N-400, Part 7 - Follow Up Thread :)

Originally Posted by Rete
Thanks, Jen, for confirming the 3 year issue vs. 5 year issue.

As is often said in this forum, if you are Naturalizing based on the 3 year rule then the travel question is also based on the last three years and not the 5. Of course this does not apply to citations and criminal history which is lifetime.
3/5 year wait from wedding date or CGR issue date?
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Old Oct 25th 2005, 10:27 am
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Default Re: N-400, Part 7 - Follow Up Thread :)

Originally Posted by jeninifer
We are going to fill out our N-400 based on the last 3 years. We are going to make a note that we are answering it based on 3 and not 5.
Thanks from me, too, Jen!

bantik2005: When married to a USC, the Permanent Resident is eligible for naturalization after 3 years as a Permanent Resident.
Nothing to do with length of marriage at that point, although they must still be married to + living with the USC spouse to qualify for the early application.

aka "date card issued"
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Old Oct 25th 2005, 10:39 am
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Default Re: N-400, Part 7 - Follow Up Thread :)

Originally Posted by meauxna
Thanks from me, too, Jen!

bantik2005: When married to a USC, the Permanent Resident is eligible for naturalization after 3 years as a Permanent Resident.
Nothing to do with length of marriage at that point, although they must still be married to + living with the USC spouse to qualify for the early application.

aka "date card issued"
Thank you Meauxna
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