It’s time to talk about naturalization: acquiring U. You are waiting out this process together as husband and wife. There is one final step once you’ve gone through all of this: naturalization. There are three things I would advise you to keep in mind: complicated than some of the previous steps. Here are a few of the steps I have already discussed in previous posts: visa is a little different, but steps 2-5 are part of everyone’s immigration who comes to the USA to be with his/her fiancee/spouse. You may be planning to move, expecting a baby, or other events that would make the timing less than idea. Here are the requirements, straight from the USCIS Website: Should you apply as soon as she is allowed? By this time she’ll have her 10-year visa, so there’s not necessarily a rush.You are (hopefully) just months away from being finished with this process for good–no more USCIS red tape! Go to the government page, read the instructions, and download the form.
She should get a notice for her naturalization interview appointment within 3-5 months.The interview itself usually happens within 5-6 months of the initial application.By this time she should already be studying for the interview.There are materials available on the USCIS website, and there are apps available for both Mac/Apple and Android.The actual citizenship interview is usually scheduled within about 6 months of the application.The typical Filipina will have no trouble with this interview as long as she’s studied.Her English proficiency will be more than enough to satisfy the language requirements, and the civics portion is not difficult.The interview only takes a few minutes, but you may have to deal with the hassle of traveling to a different city (depending on where you live and the nearest USCIS office).You should receive an invitation for the oath-taking ceremony within a month of the interview (the invitation will include a short questionnaire).But the USCIS does have 120 days (4 months) to issue a decision, so don’t get too concerned if you don’t hear from them right away. Here are just a few helpful hints for the ceremony, but remember things can vary a little (depending on how many applicants there are, the specific venue, your location, etc.).*There will probably be two lines going into the venue: one for the applicants and the other for the applicant’s family/friends.*The applicant will see an agent to make sure the details are correct on the certificate of citizenship.She’ll surrender her green card and will receive the certificate the ceremony.*Be prepared for a significant wait.