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what should I do when I put wrong nationality on my e-Visa to Turkey?

I just got a Turkey e-Visa and realize that I put the wrong nationality. Would this be a problem to get in? I'm only stopping for a 7 hour layover in Istanbul. All the other information is correct.
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Should British Virgin Islands be listed as British Virgin Islands or United Kingdom in the N-400 travel history?

One has to indicate in the travel history in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror). If I went to the British Virgin Islands, should British Virgin Islands be listed as British Virgin ...
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Required "The statutes of an association" in Spanish visa

I have a brother who was invited by a charity organization in Spain, he has all the documents, but one is not known what it refers to: It is named: "copia de los estatutos de la entidad". ...
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Do I require to put my middle name in the for when I apply for a driver's license or a bank account in Australia?

Do I require to put my middle name when I apply for a driver's license or a bank account in Australia? I prefer to only use my short first and last name in daily life but do I still need to announce ...
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How does one get one's tax transcript for the 5th year for the US Naturalization process?

It is recommended to bring one's tax transcript for the past 5 years (or 3 years if naturalization via marriage) to the US naturalization interview. How does one get one's tax transcript for the 5th ...
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Discrepancy of the length of stay between DS-160 and F-1 visa

In my I-20, the total course duration is mentioned as 7 years while in my PhD Assistantship award letter, my stipend is applicable till 4th year. Can you please tell me whether I should put 4 years or ...
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What to do if there is no entry stamp on passport (Immigrant EB-3) visa? Thanks

We just arrived in US lst May 10, 2022 under immigrant visa, but there is no entry stamp on our passports. What do we need to do? Will this cause problem in generating SSN and GC? Thank you!
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How many days does the 3-month requirement to apply for naturalization in a US district/state represent?

To be eligible to apply for US naturalization in a US district/state, one must have established and maintained residence for 3 months (but not necessarily being physically present) in that district. ...
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Does the USCIS publish some statistics on the most common reasons for RFEs for Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form)?

I wonder whether the USCIS publish some statistics on the most common reasons for RFEs for Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form). As mkennedy mentioned in a comment, the USCIS publishes the ...
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What criteria does the USCIS use to decide when the applicant has established residence in a US district/state for the 3-month requirement?

The 3-month requirement to apply for naturalization in a US district/state is computed from the date on which the applicant first established that residence [...] including any part of the applicant'...
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Which employer's address should I indicate on my N-400 Application for Naturalization Form if I worked at different branches over the past few years?

I worked for the same company but at different locations over the past few years. Which employer's address should I indicate on my N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror)? E.g., the most ...
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Which countries in the travel history in the N-400 Naturalization may cause one's application to undergo a considerable amount of additional scrutiny?

One has to indicate which countries one visited for the past 3 or 5 years in the travel history in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror). Which countries may cause one's application ...
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What's the proper order for the countries visited during a single trip outside the US that one has to indicate in the travel history in the N400 form?

One has to indicate in the travel history in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror): What's the proper order for the countries visited during single trip outside that one has to ...
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Is there any upsides to filing one's Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) via mail instead of online?

I read https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/reports/SIGNED-Section-4103-FY2021-Report-9-7-21.pdf (mirror): For example, in FY 2020 approximately 49 percent of applicants choose to file ...
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Why is premium processing available on only certain USCIS immigration forms and not all USCIS immigration forms?

I read on https://www.uscis.gov/forms/all-forms/how-do-i-request-premium-processing Premium processing provides expedited processing for Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, and Form I-140, ...
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Does one have to bring documents at the naturalization interview showing that one has paid one's traffic tickets, if traffic tickets were below $500?

From the Form N-400 Instructions: You do not need to submit documentation for traffic fines or incidents that did not involve an arrest or did not involve drugs or alcohol, if the only penalty was a ...
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What documents are optimal to bring for one's naturalization interview, in the simplest situation, to minimize the time to obtain the US passport?

Assume the following simple case: single (no divorce), no kids, employed and living in the US for >5 years, filed taxes each year, no citations/arrests/warrants, >5 years with green card ...
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How can I find out whether the U.S. State Department will be providing staff to accept passport applications at my swearing-in ceremony?

I read: You will not receive a U.S. passport on the day of your swearing-in ceremony. But in some places, if you plan ahead and also leave yourself some time at the end of the ceremony to stand in a ...
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What is the timezone used to compute the 90-day early filing date?

https://www.uscis.gov/forms/uscis-early-filing-calculator mentions: You may file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, 90 calendar days before you complete your permanent residence requirement ...
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How does one count the 3-month requirement to apply for naturalization in a US district/state?

To be eligible to apply for US naturalization in a US district/state, one must have lived/resided for 3 months in that district. I'm confused on how one counts the 3-month requirement to apply for ...
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Is it ok to group old sport clubs into a single entry in Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization)?

Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) asks me to list ask the clubs I participated in: Provide information about your membership, involvement, or association with an organization, association, ...
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What supporting documents do I need for filing Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) in the simplest situation?

Assume the following simple case: single (no divorce), no kids, employed and living in the US for >5 years, filed taxes each year, no citations/arrests/warrants, >5 years with green card, ...
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Does the French Defence Preparation Day count as being a member, serve in, help, or otherwise participate in, a military unit in the N-400 form?

I participated in the Defence Preparation Day (Journée d’Appel de Préparation à la Défense) in France around 15 years ago. The N-400 Application for Naturalization form online asks me the following ...
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Where can I see my USCIS Online Account Number?

On my N-400 Application for Naturalization form online, I am asked to indicate whether I have a USCIS Online Account Number, and if so, to provide it. Where can I see my USCIS Online Account Number? ...
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Does changing one's name increase the processing time of the N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form)?

I have three first names, which are separated with commas in my French passport and spaces in my birth certificate. I'm considering only keeping my first first name on my future US passport. Does ...
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Can one submit the N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form) while temporarily outside the US on vacation?

I reside in the US and will become eligible for US naturalization during my company's vacation week. I may be temporarily outside the US during this vacation week. Can one submit the N-400 (...
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In the N400 application or at USCIS naturalization interview, is it an issue if the address on one's driver license differ from one's current address?

In the N400 application or at USCIS naturalization interview, is it an issue if the address on one's driver's license is different from one's current address? Assume that the driver's license is ...
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What's the proper way to provide proofs of payments for citations in the N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form)?

In the N400 application or at USCIS naturalization interview, how to prove one has paid one's traffic tickets? Bank statements? Does the DMV provide proof of payment? From the Form N-400 Instructions:...
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How can I know whether a USCIS field office does same-day oath ceremony?

Some USCIS field offices do same-day oath ceremony, i.e. offer naturalization applicants to join the oath ceremony on the same day as the interview, assuming they passed the interview. How can I know ...
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When is an N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form) considered approved or denied when the USCIS computes the processing time?

The USCIS publishes processing times for the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror). https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/more-info says: Processing time is the number of months that ...
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If one moves after submitting an N-400 Application for Naturalization Form, can this cause the application to be transferred to another USCIS office?

If one moves after submitting an N-400 Application for Naturalization Form, can this cause the application to be transferred to another USCIS field office?
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Why does the processing time for the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form vary so much within the same USCIS field office?

I read that the processing time for the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form varies a lot within the same USCIS field office. The processing time the 93% slowest application is quite higher than ...
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When submitting an N-400 Application for Naturalization Form to apply for US citizenship, which USCIS field office is assigned to the application?

When submitting N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror) to apply for US citizenship from the US, which USCIS field office is assigned to the application? The closest to the residence at the ...
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How to get certified copies of Canadian ID documents while abroad?

I am trying to apply for Canadian citizenship for my Bolivian adopted daughter. The first step is to prove the Canadian citizenship of the parents and they ask for certified copies of ID and proof of ...
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How can one apply for naturalization under INA 319(b) [8 USC 1430(b)] while residing abroad?

Consider a couple that qualifies for INA 319(b) [8 USC 1430(b)], which reads (b) Any person, (1) whose spouse is (A) a citizen of the United States, (B) in the employment of the Government of the ...
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Parents name change before ILR-SET(M) application

I'm currently on FLR-M and going to apply for ILR(SET-M) in a few months, the problem is my parents have changed their names, Will different parent names in my previous application and current ...
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Applying for New Zealand student visa from Poland as an international student with third party nationality

I am inside Poland with student visa type D national (I am not Polish). It was expired 4 months ago and I am living legally since they stamped my passport that I applied for rp. Unfortunately, Poland ...
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Is it possible to get a foreign marriage certificate authenticated by the US federal government? What are the available procedures?

My marriage certificate was issued in Mongolia. Is there a way for me to get it authenticated (not apostilled) at the US federal level, either by the Department of State or another body such as the US ...
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How far back does the UK make background checks for naturalization

How far back does the UK naturalization background checks go for an overseas British territory applicant? My brother had entered US in 2002 on a different passport he was sent back the same day back ...
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Can many trips abroad below 24h cause any issues on an N-400 Application for Naturalization Form or during the subsequent naturalization interview?

When applying for U.S. citizenship, in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror), in the travel history section, one has to indicate trips abroad longer than 24 hours. Can many trips ...
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Is it possible to receive email notifications when the USCIS send notices for the N400 Application for US Naturalization process?

To apply for U.S. citizenship, one has to submit the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror). After some time, the USCIS send notices the applicant for the next steps. Is it possible to ...
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N-400 Application for US Naturalization: In the travel history, what counts as the "Date You Left the United States" when crossing the border by car?

When applying for U.S. citizenship, in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror), in the travel history section, one has to indicate the "Date You Left the United States (mm/dd/yyyy)&...
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Should I use the same arrival/departure dates indicated in my I-94 when completing my N-400 Application for US Naturalization?

When applying for U.S. citizenship, in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror), in the travel history section, one has to indicate the "Date You Left the United States (mm/dd/yyyy)&...
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What's the proper order for the "Countries to Which You Traveled"? that one has to indicate in the travel history in N-400 form for US Naturalization?

What's the proper order for the "Countries to Which You Traveled"? that one has to indicate in the travel history in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror)? I wonder whether ...
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N-400 Application for US Naturalization: international flight to the US with 1 stopover in US. What arrival date to indicate in the travel history?

I took the following flight route from Hong Kong to Charlotte, North Carolina with 1 stopover in Los Angeles LAX: On December 29, 2017: Cathay Pacific flight 880: Hong Kong HKG 00:15 (local time) - ...
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What's the approx. processing time of online FOIA requests for entry/exit to prepare for N400 (Application for Naturalization)? Days, weeks, months?

https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Article-1730?language=en_US (mirror) mentions: It is common for individuals to submit a FOIA request to receive travel history records when applying for U.S. ...
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What to write on Current Employer in DS-160 Form when i am unemployed for last 1 year

I finished my PhD in june 2020, now recently I have received a postdoc offer and all the documents to start in the US, and I'm now completing my application for a J1 visa. So in the "current ...
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USCIS & US-DHS: E-Verify Company ID Number vs. E- Verify Client Company ID Number

This is related to United States immigration. I am filling a USCIS from. One of the questions in the form is as follows: E-Verify Company Identification Number, or a valid E-Verify Client Company ...
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Wrong month for previous visa denial on UK Tier 2 skilled worker visa application

I have two L1 USA visa refusals dated Sept 2016 and Feb 2018. while filling the section of previous visa refusals I made a mistake and instead of filling Sep 2016 and Feb 2018 as the refusal date, I ...
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UK Visa signature at appointment

I'm applying for a skilled worker UK visa. I had my biometrics appointment. The document checklist says I should not sign it until I am "at my appointment". Does that just mean to not sign ...
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