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How far back does the UK make background checks for naturalization

To answer the question you should ask, the forms will ask you to declare your immigration history over some timescale. Specifically it will ask you if you have been refused entry to some country, and ...
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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?

As always with these questions, if you're uncertain what to answer, give the answer that results in tbe greater disclosure of information. By "these questions," I mean questions designed to ...
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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?

Branches come and go. Where you worked three years ago may not even exist today. Enter the current headquarters address of the company. The point of the question is contact info for the company, not ...
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How does one count the 3-month requirement to apply for naturalization in a US district/state?

The phrase "principal, actual dwelling place" means where you normally live. If you go to Tokyo for a week for a holiday, you don't say that you lived in Tokyo last week. Be prepared with a ...
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What supporting documents do I need for filing Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) in the simplest situation?

You should follow the instructions. The required list of documents to submit is (currently) on page 10. In the situation you described the only required document is your green card. Tax transcripts ...
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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?

These applications are adjudicated on a case by case basis. Some cases are trivial, some are less so. Some require more background information, some require investigation into the past of the ...
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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?

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 ...
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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?

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. ...
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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?

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 ...
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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?

You should not worry about what it says on the I-94 site. You are responsible for the honesty and correctness of your answers on your application. You are not responsible for the correctness of the ...
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UK Visa signature at appointment

Signing it and mailing it in was correct. This worked.
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How can I know whether a USCIS field office does same-day oath ceremony?

You can't. Not all offices have ceremonies every day, not all the ceremonies happen in the office location, not every ceremony has slots available even if it happens that day, and not always the ...
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Can one submit the N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form) while temporarily outside the US on vacation?

You may be technically able to, but you'll run into a problem filling the form: When you list all your travels outside the US, you'll end up with the last one not being closed. As such, you cannot ...
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Is it possible to get a foreign marriage certificate authenticated by the US federal government? What are the available procedures?

Mongolia and the US are both parties to the Hague Apostille Convention. Therefore, a Mongolian document, with an apostille issued by some official recognized by Mongolia to issue apostilles, should be ...
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Why is premium processing available on only certain USCIS immigration forms and not all USCIS immigration forms?

The authority to collect additional fees for premium processing is provided by law in INA 286(u) (8 USC 1356(u)), and the types of applications eligible are listed. The types of applications eligible ...
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How many days does the 3-month requirement to apply for naturalization in a US district/state represent?

Three months may comprise any number of days between 89 and 93, depending on when you start counting and on whether you count inclusively. For this purpose, you are eligible to apply on the same day ...
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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?

The order should be antichronological, i.e., begin your list with the most recent trip, then work backwards towards the earliest trip taken within the 5 year period. The USCIS Instructions for Form N-...
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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?

The interview appointment letter will include the list of the required documents. IIRC only the first two in your list are an absolute must. Anything else may be required if the officer handling your ...
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What is the timezone used to compute the 90-day early filing date?

In an answer to a similar question here, USCIS refers to UTC as the controlling time. Q9. How are date and time recognized by the system? Does the applicant’s time zone control? For example, will an ...
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How does one count the 3-month requirement to apply for naturalization in a US district/state?

Immihelp.com forum user Enub4  pointed me to from https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-12-part-d-chapter-6 section 6: An applicant's residence during any absence abroad of less than one year ...
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Is it ok to group old sport clubs into a single entry in Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization)?

Is it OK? You'll have to ask the USCIS officer during the interview. Or, more likely, they'll tell you if they don't think it is Ok. This is one of these questions that are designed to later be used ...
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Does changing one's name increase the processing time of the N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form)?

I would keep all names, just to make life easier. I'm a German citizen, and when I recently got a British passport, I was told that the names in the British passport have to exactly match the names in ...
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Does changing one's name increase the processing time of the N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form)?

It doesn't affect the processing time per se, it may affect the naturalization ceremony schedule since for name change you need to have a judge to be at the ceremony. Many ceremonies are conducted by ...
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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?

No, it is not an issue. The driving license is not an authority as to your living address. Your filed form AR-11 is (or whatever the address you gave to the CBP on your last entry to the US). If your ...
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What's the proper way to provide proofs of payments for citations in the N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form)?

You should obtain the proof from the court with the local jurisdiction (it should be listed on the ticket). If in doubt - contact the law enforcement department issuing the ticket.
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When is an N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form) considered approved or denied when the USCIS computes the processing time?

It is approved when "Notice of Approval" is sent. Generally this is done when all the conditions are met. There may be multiple steps before an application is approved, some may include in-...
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How to get certified copies of Canadian ID documents while abroad?

Try the Notarial services of an canadian Consulate or Embassy in your area. Sample: Notarial services - Government of Canada services and information in Berlin, Germany: Certifying a true copy of a ...
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How can one apply for naturalization under INA 319(b) [8 USC 1430(b)] while residing abroad?

The foreign spouse can only apply for naturalization after entering the US with their immigrant visa, because only then do they become a US permanent resident, which is a requirement for ...
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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?

Trips of 24 hours' duration or shorter do not count at all when determining presence in the United States for the purpose of naturalization, because USCIS will count the day that an applicant departs ...
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Is it possible to receive email notifications when the USCIS send notices for the N400 Application for US Naturalization process?

Yes. 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 ...
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