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RubyShoes last won the day on December 6 2016

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  1. RubyShoes

    One last step!

    Well done, you are almost at the end of the road.
  2. RubyShoes

    One last step!

    Hahaha, love the song! Crazy that we became citizens on the same day!
  3. RubyShoes

    One last step!

    Congratulations JumpingJasonFlash! We also received our citizenship on Friday, such a great day! SJ27 We could not file 90 days before hand on the online N400, it would not allow us to so I just ended up going the paper route so I could file the 90 days ahead. Maybe they have fixed that now, you could try and see. We did not need the tax transcripts at all during the process. We also only took 4 months for the whole process, and our field office said 6 -12 months.
  4. RubyShoes

    Made it back to the USA!

    Hi there! Welcome back! Hope everything goes smoothly for you this time around!
  5. RubyShoes

    Passport Renewal

    Hi Oscar I have just gone through this process getting my kids passports. We actually went to the prison in Raleigh! They had a fingerprinting service there and the lady doing them was actually used to South Africans and the form used - thank goodness. It took just over 6 months from the time we sent it in.
  6. RubyShoes

    Florida July 2018

    Welcome Althia I hope by now that you have your visa and are making plans to come over! You have chosen a nice place to live. Best of luck with the move and don't forget if you have any specific questions the people on this forum are always ready to give advice.
  7. RubyShoes

    N400 Application and Continuous Residence

    My husband sent his N400 in middle of September, which was the 90 days before. So it was just over 5 months until the interview and apparently he will get sworn in at the end of March, we are still waiting for that invitation in the mail. So all in all it will have taken 6 and a half months. We did send a self addressed and stamped envelope for our retention of citizenship. If I remember correctly it took about 6 weeks to get that back.
  8. RubyShoes

    N400 Application and Continuous Residence

    Hi Malamute - thanks yes we are almost there. Sorry, I didn't read properly, I thought you were talking about paying for the US N400 application, we paid for the N400 with a credit card not the retention of citizenship.
  9. RubyShoes

    N400 Application and Continuous Residence

    So it is just my husband getting sworn in, my daughter is 17 so she will get automatically through descent. My son and I were out the country longer than the 6 months after our initial visit so we will apply in May. My son is 19. By the way Malamute we actually paid with our credit card which was convenient. I have just looked and also seen that you can now apply online for the N400 which is also brand new and easier.
  10. RubyShoes

    N400 Application and Continuous Residence

    JumpingJasonFlash Just an update for you. My husband went for his interview yesterday. He was in the room for 10 minutes, he was never even asked about his absence of 5 months in the beginning still with a SA address. So no need to worry about that. I think they only need an explanation if you are out longer than 6 months. Now just waiting for the swearing in ceremony.
  11. RubyShoes

    N400 Application and Continuous Residence

    My husband has the same situation as you, also only came back for a week, during that 6 month period. He has applied for naturalization, has had his biometrics and is now waiting for his interview notification the wait from applying to interview seems to be 5 - 6 months here in Raleigh. I am anticipating he will get an interview end of Feb beginning of March. I remember Superkruz on this forum was out the country for two - five month periods in his first year and he didn't have an issue, so I am sure it will be fine. I will update you after my husbands interview. In other news - I applied for my kids SA passports 6 months ago and I am still waiting .....
  12. RubyShoes

    EB4 Petition

    Good luck with the rest of the process and thanks for sharing your experiences, it will help someone along the line.
  13. RubyShoes

    2017 Draw Results

    Congratulations on deciding where to settle! We did not bring a container over but we did ship several boxes over, we used 7 seas shipping. It was definitely worth it for us to bring over things like good knives, various household objects and personal things. I would look into bringing a few boxes over of your special things that would cost a lot to replace. Good luck with the planning!
  14. RubyShoes

    Sa Id Documents For Kids

    Thanks Malamute, I suppose I will do the same and hope for the best!
  15. RubyShoes

    Sa Id Documents For Kids

    One more question about these passport renewals! I like to know that I am doing the right thing - so on the website the photo requirements are 2' by 2' but I remember the SA passport photos being rectangular and even the spaces on the forms for the photos are rectangular - but it definitely said 2' by 2' . Also anyone done this before did you stick two of the photos on the forms before you sent them, or did you just send them loose? Thanks
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