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  1. Thanks! I don't know if they do, but I saw some people with 2 green cards attached to their Oath notice.
  2. So, my Oath Ceremony was yesterday, but I didn't have time to come here to share my experience. My Oath Ceremony Notice letter asked me to be at the San Diego Civic Theater at 8 am, July 19th. Usually, those ceremonies are held at the Conventions Center, but because of Comic Con, they had to happen at the Civic Theater. I remember my IO telling me that the place should fit 500 people taking the Oath and their guests (family and/or friends), but during the ceremony my husband heard that there were 1200 people taking the Oath that day. Well, since at 12:45 pm there was another ceremony, imagine how many people became citizens yesterday! The ceremony itself took a while to start, since I was in a long line that later divided into people taking the Oath and guests. Once inside, I went through security and then I entered the theater. Over there, I had to go to different improvised windows (mine was #8) to show our Oath letter and green card (or green cards). The officer was making two holes on the GC and stapling it to the Oath letter. I only had the 10 year one, since during an Info Pass appt, they stamped my passport and kept the 2 years one. After that, I got a package with the Oath, the anthem, the pledge of allegiance, some info about the constitution, a little American flag, information about the American passport, the application for the American passport, a cover for the certificate, information about voting in a federal election, and some information to new citizens. Then, I sat down according to the order I arrived. There were 4 blocks of chairs. I sat on the left side block. The two central one were already full. The ceremony started with an officer saying some words and congratulating us and we had to wait for the judge for a few minutes. When he came up, he told some nice words, there was a flags presentation with some navy men. It was beautiful! Then, he proceeded to the countries calling. It was tons of fun, but crazy when they called Mexico out. Tons of people from Mexico were becoming citizens that day. After that, I don't remember exactly everything in sequence, but I remember that the judge sworn us in. We had the National Anthem also. After that, we had a nice, short kind of History class with some mini flags that were used in the country in tons of battles until the current flag. It was nice knowing all that history. The judge said a couple of more words. Strangely, I didn't cry at all, but my eyes watered a couple times, during the anthem and when the judge mentioned "the journey each other went through to get to this day". He then left. The first officer to speak closed the ceremony saying some more words and informing us about the way we would exit the theater and the building. There were lines for every "window". They were keeping the Oath notice with the GC and giving us the certificate. Mine was wrong, so I had to go back to the office today to get a new certificate. It took me 2 hours there, but I've got a correct certificate and a huge happy feeling of mission accomplished. Good luck to everyone still in the process, congratulations to the new citizens, and thanks a lot everyone here in this forum for sharing your experiences and that way helping so many people on their journey.
  3. Thanks @CookieCat!! I'm adding my experience now...
  4. @CookieCat It was exactly what I did. My husband will drive us and I don't drink, so I think we should be fine and nothing will change.
  5. You don't need to notarize anything, but don't forget the 2016 tax return copy and the passport pictures.
  6. https://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/n445-oath-ceremony-form--question-clarifications---776513.html I was doing my research and found this link. I hope it is helpful.
  7. Thanks! I can't believe everything worked out perfectly and my mom will watch my ceremony.
  8. Oh no! You don't get mail anymore today? Soooooo my letter just arrived! My Oath Ceremony will be on July 19th!
  9. Awesome! I just took a trip to the mail box and there was nothing yet... LOL We'll have to wait a couple hours more. In fact, we still need another wedding, but we already had 2.
  10. Yep! I saw the idea on Pinterest and fell in love with it!
  11. I imagine! I wish she was here for my first wedding. Thank God she was able to be here for the Oath! I even bought a big M&Ms bag with the colors of the flag!
  12. Exciting for sure! I can't wait for all this to be over. I'll bake a cake and decorate it with the American flag! My mom is really excited too!