You certainly apply online and check your status. From https://www.uscis.gov/n-400
Filing your Form N-400 online
You must create a USCIS online account to file your Form N-400 online.
Having an online account will also allow you to:
Pay your filing fee online;
Check the status of your case;
Receive notifications and case updates;
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The N-400 form says the following in the travel section:
List below all the trips of 24 hours or longer that you have taken outside the United States during the last s years. Start with your most recent trip and work backwards. If you need extra space, use additional sheets of paper.
So if you’re not sure, put “see attachment” in one of the rows and add an ...
I wonder whether the order should be chronological, antichronological, lexicographical, some of other order or nobody cares.
As the form states: Start with your most recent trip and work backwards.
which is antichronological
They want a unique list of countries visited during that trip:
country A, country B
All international flights to the US (except those departing from non-US airports with US Preclearance Facilities) clear US Immigration and Customs when first arriving on US soil. Your departure airport HKG does not have a US Preclearance Facility.
Thus, you will have "returned to the United States" at LAX on December 29, 2017.
(Note that this ...
I submitted a FOIA request to the CBP for entry and exit records on 2020-10-21 and got a response with those records on 2020-12-10. I have no idea if that time is typical or not.
The fee charged for this was $25. The data was delivered online at https://www.foiaonline.gov. It looked a lot like an Excel spreadsheet printout.
From an email I received from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP):
Due to the increasing number of FOIA requests received by this office, we may encounter some delay in processing your request. Consistent with 6 C.F.R. Part 5 § 5.5(a) of the DHS FOIA regulations, CBP processes FOIA requests according to their order of receipt. Although CBP’s goal ...