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#1 babonsi

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 05:59 PM

OK, not sure what to make of this now. We've sent the N-400 last Mon, 4/06 via Certified Mail with return receipt. Upon checking the status on USPS later in the week, I got this message:

"Status: Notice Left
We attempted to deliver your item at 12:02 PM on April 8, 2009 in PHOENIX, AZ 85036 and a notice was left. You may pick up the item at the Post Office indicated on the notice, go to www.usps.com/redelivery, or call 800-ASK-USPS to arrange for redelivery. If this item is unclaimed after 15 days then it will be returned to the sender. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later."


I know this is pretty common with items being sent Certified with return receipt to a P.O. Box and that it eventually gets picked up, usually the next business day or so. But this is a week later now and the message remains unchanged on the USPS site. At this point I guess we can only wait and see what happens next, as it certainly won't do any good to contact USPS for more info.

Has anyone experienced such delay in having their application delivered to one of the lockboxes recently? I suppose I'm looking for some reassurance that our package won't just sit there unclaimed for 15 days, only to get returned later. We have a trip planned for late May and we kinda tried and time this, so that I would be scheduled for Biometrics before our trip. That was feasible, from looking at the other timelines, but now it's cutting it too close with not much wiggle room. I forgot how nerve wracking dealing with USCIS can be wacko.gif


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M & S

Naturalization timeline:

04-06-2009 N-400 sent to Phoenix, AZ lockbox
04-08-2009 N-400 delivered
04-14-2009 Check cashed
04-18-2009 NOA received (Priority Date: 4/08, Notice Date: 4/13)
04-22-2009 Biometrics notice received
05-08-2009 Biometrics appointment
05-26-2009 Interview letter received
07-07-2009 Interview appointment - APPROVED!
07-15-2009 Oath letter received
08-12-2009 Oath Ceremony @ Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
I am now a U.S. Citizen! - exactly 4 years after moving to the US
08-15-2009 Applied for U.S. Passport (regular service)
09-18-2009 Passport card received
09-19-2009 Passport book received
xx-xx-2009 Naturalization Certificate arrives back

#2 jsnearline

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 06:20 PM

It's possible the post office never updated their records. I've had things delivered with delvery confirmation where they never bothered to update the status. Needless to say, I got refunds for those.

Well, at some point, USCIS has to cash your check. Or, if the post office can't deliver it, then at some point they will return it to you.

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08/28/2004 Engaged
09/22/2004 I-129F submitted
10/01/2004 I-129F Approved
12/15/2004 K1 Issued
12/30/2004 Arrival in US
02/19/2005 Married
01/30/2006 Conditional Green Card Approved
01/15/2008 Conditions Removed and 10 Year Card Issued
03/28/2009 N-400 mailed to Lockbox
07/17/2009 Interview Denver USCIS office RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL
08/28/2009 Naturalization Ceremony - US District Court - Denver, Colorado[/b][/u]
09/04/2009 Applied for passport
09/22/2009 Passport approved and mailed
09/24/2009 Passport received
08/26/2009 Naturalization Certificate and Name Change Petition arrive back from State Department

#3 l.j./1999

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 07:12 PM

My package arrived at the Texas Lockbox today, and the tracking status on USPS site is kind of odd. It says that a notice was left, but then on the next line it says "Delivered" at the same time as the notice was left. How can they both happen at the same time??? Hmm, I guess will have to wait for the check to be cashed or get my green return receipt postcard.
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JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS
04/23/05: Sent fiance petition (I-129F) to VSC
10/26/05: K-1 visa in hand
02/17/06: Flight to U.S. - POE Anchorage
03/01/06: We got married!!
03/04/06: Applied for Adjustment of Status
07/31/06: Received 2-Year Green Card in the mail
04/08/08: Sent application for Removal of Conditions to VSC
03/20/09: Received 10-year Green Card in the mail
04/11/09: Mailed N-400 application to Lewisville, TX Lockbox
08/18/09: Citizenship interview in Garden City, NY
08/27/09: Sworn in as a U.S. Citizen in Brooklyn Court House
08/29/09: Applied for U.S. Passport (routine service)
09/25/09: Received U.S. Passport in the mail

* Our Journey is Complete ! *

#4 KromiX

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 07:16 PM

usps is horrible with online updates...... so take it with a grain of salt.
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Posted Image N-400 Naturalization Timeline
04/01/2009 - Sent Application via USPS Regular Mail
04/09/2009 - Check Cashed
04/13/2009 - Received NOA
04/18/2009 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter
04/28/2009 - Biometrics Appointment @ 2:00 PM
05/09/2009 - Received Interview Letter Appointment
06/03/2009 - Received Yellow Letter requesting to bring Driver's License
07/02/2009 - Interview Date *APPROVED*
07/10/2009 - Oath Letter Sent Out from USCIS
07/14/2009 - Oath Appointment Letter Received
07/27/2009 - Oath Ceremony Date *COMPLETE, NOW A U.S CITIZEN!!*
07/27/2009 - Updated Records with Social Security Administration
07/27/2009 - Mailed in Application for Passport (Regular Service)
08/10/2009 - Passport Received in Hand!!!!
Posted Image Length of Process:
3 Months, 27 Days - Day 1 Mailing Date -> Oath Ceremony Date
15 Days - Passport Application Mailing -> Passport Received in Hand

#5 Bobby+Umit

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 07:19 PM

QUOTE (KromiX @ Apr 13 2009, 08:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
usps is horrible with online updates...... so take it with a grain of salt.



True that is!

I have packages still showing in "shipment", over three years since they were sent and received.
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My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

#6 kiko

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:09 PM

QUOTE (babonsi @ Apr 13 2009, 06:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OK, not sure what to make of this now. We've sent the N-400 last Mon, 4/06 via Certified Mail with return receipt. Upon checking the status on USPS later in the week, I got this message:

"Status: Notice Left
We attempted to deliver your item at 12:02 PM on April 8, 2009 in PHOENIX, AZ 85036 and a notice was left. You may pick up the item at the Post Office indicated on the notice, go to www.usps.com/redelivery, or call 800-ASK-USPS to arrange for redelivery. If this item is unclaimed after 15 days then it will be returned to the sender. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later."


I know this is pretty common with items being sent Certified with return receipt to a P.O. Box and that it eventually gets picked up, usually the next business day or so. But this is a week later now and the message remains unchanged on the USPS site. At this point I guess we can only wait and see what happens next, as it certainly won't do any good to contact USPS for more info.

Has anyone experienced such delay in having their application delivered to one of the lockboxes recently? I suppose I'm looking for some reassurance that our package won't just sit there unclaimed for 15 days, only to get returned later. We have a trip planned for late May and we kinda tried and time this, so that I would be scheduled for Biometrics before our trip. That was feasible, from looking at the other timelines, but now it's cutting it too close with not much wiggle room. I forgot how nerve wracking dealing with USCIS can be wacko.gif

same thing for me ,but the message of the notice left was only shown for 3 or 4 hours and then it said received and signed...also it was received at a defferent zip code..when i went to the post office they told me that is normal it's same post office with deffernt zip code...
if i was you i will contact the usps in person as soon as possible...don't try to call ,it's hard to reach a real person,and they will tell you the same thing u saw online...
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#7 babonsi

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:16 PM

Well, thanks for your input guys. Just thought I'd update this in case someone encounters the same problem (and, knowing how "efficient" USPS is, they probably will!) My check was cashed yesterday, 4/14, and posted today so I'd say they received the package! I even contacted USPS yesterday and, after about 30 mins of going through the automated system trying to get to speak to an actual human being, she said that they ALWAYS update their system and that the status message is accurate. Right! whistling.gif

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M & S

Naturalization timeline:

04-06-2009 N-400 sent to Phoenix, AZ lockbox
04-08-2009 N-400 delivered
04-14-2009 Check cashed
04-18-2009 NOA received (Priority Date: 4/08, Notice Date: 4/13)
04-22-2009 Biometrics notice received
05-08-2009 Biometrics appointment
05-26-2009 Interview letter received
07-07-2009 Interview appointment - APPROVED!
07-15-2009 Oath letter received
08-12-2009 Oath Ceremony @ Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
I am now a U.S. Citizen! - exactly 4 years after moving to the US
08-15-2009 Applied for U.S. Passport (regular service)
09-18-2009 Passport card received
09-19-2009 Passport book received
xx-xx-2009 Naturalization Certificate arrives back

#8 jasminelily

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 03:21 PM

QUOTE (babonsi @ Apr 15 2009, 02:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, thanks for your input guys. Just thought I'd update this in case someone encounters the same problem (and, knowing how "efficient" USPS is, they probably will!) My check was cashed yesterday, 4/14, and posted today so I'd say they received the package! I even contacted USPS yesterday and, after about 30 mins of going through the automated system trying to get to speak to an actual human being, she said that they ALWAYS update their system and that the status message is accurate. Right! whistling.gif


Thanks for the update!

Well... talking to government agency (count USPS in) seldom leads to good result, most of the time it's a waste of time/energy if it doesn't make anything worse.

Good Luck for the last few steps on your journey! star_smile.gif
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N-400

5/29/2010 - USPS Express Mail Out N-400
6/2/2010 - Priority date
6/9/2010 - Check cashed
6/11/2010 - NOA in my mail box
6/17/2010 - Able to see case status "Initial Review"
6/18/2010 - LUD
7/2/2010 - Called mis-information line to put in a service request for STILL HAVEN'T RECEIVED "FP NOTICE"
7/8/2010 - LUD, at 2:32am, received text msg and e-mail for req. for add'l evidence being mailed out on July 6th, believe it's for the FP
7/12/2010 - Received FP notice in mail, scheduled for 8/2/2010
7/15/2010 - Walk in FP
7/22/2010 - Online status changed to "Case sent to local office for interview schedule"
7/27/2010 - Received interview letter for 8/23/2010
8/23/2010 - Passed interview, was informed that next oath date is 9/22/2010 and oath letter will come in the mail
9/3/2010 - Received oath letter in the mail for 9/22/2010

Disclaimer: All comments, advice and information are given out by my kind intention, please use them at your own risk and do not hold me liable or responsible for any inaccuracy.

#9 ttsully66

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 02:26 AM

Glad to hear you finally know they received it.
I know exactly how you feel. I paid extra for certified and tracking on all of our immigration packages: K-1; Work permit; AOS; Removal of conditions; and lastly the N-400.
Of all five times the tracking worked only once.
USPS stinks.
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 02:45 AM

QUOTE (babonsi @ Apr 13 2009, 06:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OK, not sure what to make of this now. We've sent the N-400 last Mon, 4/06 via Certified Mail with return receipt. Upon checking the status on USPS later in the week, I got this message:

"Status: Notice Left
We attempted to deliver your item at 12:02 PM on April 8, 2009 in PHOENIX, AZ 85036 and a notice was left. You may pick up the item at the Post Office indicated on the notice, go to www.usps.com/redelivery, or call 800-ASK-USPS to arrange for redelivery. If this item is unclaimed after 15 days then it will be returned to the sender. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later."


I know this is pretty common with items being sent Certified with return receipt to a P.O. Box and that it eventually gets picked up, usually the next business day or so. But this is a week later now and the message remains unchanged on the USPS site. At this point I guess we can only wait and see what happens next, as it certainly won't do any good to contact USPS for more info.

Has anyone experienced such delay in having their application delivered to one of the lockboxes recently? I suppose I'm looking for some reassurance that our package won't just sit there unclaimed for 15 days, only to get returned later. We have a trip planned for late May and we kinda tried and time this, so that I would be scheduled for Biometrics before our trip. That was feasible, from looking at the other timelines, but now it's cutting it too close with not much wiggle room. I forgot how nerve wracking dealing with USCIS can be wacko.gif


Hello there! Sorry for the message you got from usps, I sent my N-400 4/15 via express mail in texas with their address for express/courier& paid $24.20 and it's worth it bec. it's overnight only and they did received it 4/16 1:18pm. They also left notice around 10:42 and 10:52 4/16 then finally @ 1:18 delivered& signed by C smith form uscis.
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