I am a German citizen, married to an US citizen for 11 years, and we have three children together (born in the US, all three of which have dual citizenship
). I am a permanent resident and am about to submit Form n-400
. I have obtained permission from the German government to retain my German citizenship
while applying for US citizenship. However, I do have a few questions about my current situation:
1. I have been employed by the same US employer for 12 years, but my employment is coming to an end May 29. I would have, by then, submitted form n-400 already, listing this employer as the only employer ("to present"). While the process for naturalization is going on, I will no longer be employed by said employer. Is this going to be a problem?
2. I have been offered a job in Germany, which can hire me as of June 1 if I so desire, and I can receive compensation as of my hiring date from Germany. I wouldn't have to relocate to Germany until the naturalization process has been completed, but I wanted to make sure that I can legally receive salary from Germany while the naturalization process in the US continues. Is that something I can do?
3. Since my employment ends on May 29, we are forced to relocate from the West Coast to the East Coast (closer to our US family). Can I start the naturalization process, say in Las Vegas, NV, and complete it in Richmond, VA? If not, can I start it in Las Vegas, move to Virginia, and travel back to Las Vegas for completion, even if I no longer have residence in Las Vegas?
4. Which immigration
center would expedite my application: Las Vegas or Richmond? Are there any circumstances that the process can be expedited? For example, with passports, there is a service to pay for express processing in order to get the passports faster. Is there any such service when it comes to naturalization, or is the process always approximately six months?
Thank you so much for your help!