When you go to the application support center to have your biometrics taken, you must bring: The Appointment Notice sent to you by USCIS Photo Identification (i.e. Driver's License, etc) Alient Resident Card Update. On the 8th I brought what was required. However, I made a mistake of writing on the form my green card… Continue reading What to bring to biometrics appointment for N400
In my case, the local USCIS Support Center I was asked to go is the one in Glenmont. The complete address is: USCIS Glenmont 12331 Georgia Avenue Glenmont Plaza, Ste C Wheaton MD 20906 I was instructed to bring my appoinment notice and green card since I am applying for naturalization. All other applicants must… Continue reading Where is biometrics done?
On Feb 18, I accessed my online account and learned that they already have scheduled my biometrics. On Feb 20, I received the Form I-797 on Biometrics Appointment with March 8 as the schedule. To summarize: Feb 7 - mailed my application docs via USPS (with tracking #) Feb 14 - Received the first I-797… Continue reading When is the biometrics done?
As to the estimated processing time frame, they have indicated in my onlice account that it will take about 10 months (December 2018). This is from receipt of the N-400 application form to approval or granting of the citizenship certificate. (Note that you have to be in the US for a period of 5 years… Continue reading How long does it take to get your citizenship certificate?
I made a mistake of using my maiden name when I applied for a passport after our wedding in Bangkok in 2012 so my visa and green card and other documents such as SSN, Driver's license, Health Insurance card, bank accounts, credit cards, etc were all in my maiden name. I have read though that… Continue reading Can I change my name on the green card?
After one week, on Feb 14, I received a text message informing me that they have received my application documents and that I should expect to receive my Official Receipt within 7-10 days. On Feb 16, I received a letter (Form I-797C Notice of Action) from USCIS with information on how I can access my… Continue reading How long does it take to receive their acknowledgment?
I started working on the application form (which has a total of 20 pages) since October last year (2017) and finally completed and submitted it yesterday, Feb 7, 2018. So about four months. With all the attachments and extended pages, I think I submitted around 60 pages all in all.
The only reason I know for now is that because my husband is an American and we live here. But I want the reason and purpose of my journey towards citizenship in this country to be higher than just being a wife of an American. Whatever higher purpose or reason this journey will have, I… Continue reading Why do I apply for citizenship?
It certainly wasn't a walk in the park. The roller coaster ride continues. Emotions up and down. One day, I am feeling positive. The next day, I just wanna give up everything and go home. This is why the Lord reminds us not to be deceived by our emotions. The first week was the worst.… Continue reading Day 11/730: Lessons learned on my First 2 weeks in Korea
One of the first gear to think of in doing a long distance hike is the type of shoes to wear. Imagine you will be hiking up to 18 miles, sometimes 20 miles a day so it is very important that a good pair of shoes is carefully selected. I made some mistakes in ordering… Continue reading About my gear: Shoes