Citizenship

Interview Experience at Centennial, CO

Name: 
douls
Country: 
United States

Interview Experience at Centennial, CO
Reached the DO at 7:10 am My interview was scheduled for 08:45 the security guard said I’m too early to come back 8: 15 Am .After Pass through the security I had wait 30 minutes before my name was called by IO white guy around 50 very professional he asked me to raise my right hand and swore me in and then he asked me to lay out my GC RP and Driver license he start the civics test
1. What is the name of the national anthem?
The Star-Spangled Banner
2. What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?

Citizenship and Naturalization: 

Citizenship eligibility question

I have a GC since Nov 2004 and stayed in US for 3 years before moving to India on a temporary assignment. I have been in India for the past 2.5 years and have got a re-entry permit. When I return to US in April of next year, since it has been more than 5 years since I got GC and I had been physically present in US for over 2.5 years, will I be eligible for applying for citizenship?

Since you have been out of USA for more than one year, you will be eligible for naturalization only after 4 years and 1 day after you come back to live in USA.

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USCIS Updates Naturalization Fact Sheet

The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world. During the last decade, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) welcomed more than 6.8 million naturalized citizens into the fabric of our nation. Thus far in fiscal year 2010, approximately 495,232 individuals have been naturalized.

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Citizenship and Naturalization: 

USCIS Immigrant Integration Initiatives Fact Sheet

Introduction

As part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act (Public Law 111-83), Congress provided $11 million to enhance U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS’s) immigrant integration initiatives. This funding will bolster the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program and support additional initiatives for aspiring citizens, immigrant-serving organizations and citizenship instructors. These initiatives include:

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US Citizen sponsoring wife

I am a US Citizen and I want to apply for my wife. Been married for 9 years. She comes and visits me on her visa waiver from NZ. What papers do I need to apply for her and how long would it take? Would it be quick and easy to apply for her while she is here on her visa waiver?

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Citizenship eligibility

My green card was approved in Sep 2005 but I did not get the Card until Feb 2006. Does USCIS consider the approval date or actual date when card was issued for establishing the five year eligibility period for accepting the N400 application? Also I have a 13 year old son who was born in India, do I need to submit N600 form for his citizenship?

It is the date of approval that counts. For your son, read the instructions on the Form N600. That should tell you what you need to do.

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N400 Interview and selective services

How important is your enrollment in selective services when you appear in a citizenship interview. Will the interview officer ask you about why u did not register in selective service.

I believe this can be a problem. You should speak with a lawyer. You will need to establish that the failure to register was inadvertent, not intentional.

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Citizenship and criminal record

In 2001 I was charged with shoplifting (retail fraud 3rd degree in michigan. I was convicted and paid fine and 7 days community service. In 2005 i got my green card. The case was expunged in 2008. Ever since 2001 i do not have any other criminal record in the last 9 years. Would this be a problem during the citizenship cause the application says good moral character in the last 5 years. My case is 9 years old and so i satisfy the 5 year rule for good moral character but not sure.

Generally speaking, USCIS looks at the last five years preceding the application, but they CAN go back as long as they wish for adjudicating good moral character. My guess is, you should be fine.

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