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N-400: Yellow Letter vs. White Letter...

Poll: Yellow Interview Letter or White Interview Letter... (40 member(s) have cast votes)

Which letters did you receive for your citizenship interview?

  1. Yellow Letter with Interview Letter (3 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  2. Yellow Letter without Interview Letter (15 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  3. White Letter with Interview Letter (14 votes [35.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.00%

  4. White Letter without Interview letter (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. I got the Yellow Letter, White Letter, and Interview Letter (3 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  6. I did not get any of these letters..still waiting.. (3 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  7. I am not applying for US Citizenship yet... (2 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

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#1 antda

antda

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  • Filed for: Other

Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:21 PM

Hi Everyone,

I couldn't help but notice that for N-400/citizenship interview letters, that some people receive yellow letters, while others receive white letters.

So what is the difference between these letters (lol..besides the obvious fact that one is yellow and one is white)?

Did those who get yellow letters also get white letters? Did those who get white letters also get yellow letters?

Is the letter that one gets dependent on the amount of evidence one submitted for the N-400 application, or dependent on something else?

What do both of these letters say exactly?

For me, I got the N-659 Naturalization Interview Document Check List white letter (lol..I assume it is the white letter, as it is white in colour), and also the actual I-797c Request for Applicant to Appear for Naturalization Initial Interview letter with the time and date of my interview. No yellow letter for me...hmmmm...
For more info about what I got exactly, you can read more here: http://www.visajourn...h...=223884&hl=

Just curious as to who got what, and whether or not it makes a difference in one's N-400 citizenship case too...

Hope this helps...Good luck to all your journeys too.

Ant

Edited by Ant+D+A, 06 November 2009 - 02:25 PM.

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**Ant's Posted ImagePosted Image "Once Upon An American Immigration Journey" Condensed Timeline...**

2000 (72+ Months) "Loved": Long-Distance Dating Relationship. D Visited Ant in Canada.
2006 (<1 Month) "Visited": Ant Visited D in America. B-2 Visa Port of Entry Interrogation.
2006 (<1 Month) "Married": Wedding Elopement. Husband & Wife, D and Ant !! Together Forever!
2006 ( 3 Months I-485 Wait) "Adjusted": 2-Years Green Card.
2007 ( 2 Months) "Numbered": SSN Card.
2007 (<1 Months) "Licensed": NYS 4-Years Driver's License.
2009 (10 Months I-751 Wait) "Removed": 10-Years 5-Months Green Card.
2009 ( 9 Months Baby Wait) "Expected": Baby. It's a Boy, Baby A !!! We Are Family, Ant+D+BabyA !
2009 ( 4 Months) "Moved": New House Constructed and Moved Into.
2009 ( 2 Months N-400 Wait) "Naturalized": US Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization. Goodbye USCIS!!!!
***Ant is a Naturalized American Citizen!!***: November 23, 2009 (Private Oath Ceremony: USCIS Office, Buffalo, NY, USA)
2009 (<1 Month) "Secured": US Citizen SSN Card.
2009 (<1 Month) "Enhanced": US Citizen NYS 8-Years Enhanced Driver's License. (in lieu of a US Passport)
2010 ( 1 Month) "Voted": US Citizen NYS Voter's Registration Card.

***~~~"The End...And the Americans, Ant+D+BabyA, lived 'Happily Ever After'!"...~~~***

#2 rebelheart

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:39 PM

HI Ant

Actually things are not the same way around. You could see at my timeline what and when I get emails and the letter in my mailbox.

First, I got the email saying that they asked more evidence. Which everyone thought was "the Biometrics Letter Schedule" ... In my case I thought it is ...because after few weeks I got that email of RFE, I got my biometrics letter schedule. But after a few weeks again, I received "the yellow letter" only .... saying that they want the income tax returns original copies when I go to my interview. Though I don't have yet my interview schedule letter, so I wait few weeks again. Then I received an email that my case is forwarded to the DO for interview. Then I got my interview letter with the white paper of instructions and requirements to bring just in case.


NOA letter
Email RFE
Biometric Letter
RFE yellow letter
Email for interview
Interview Letter w/ white letter of instruction on the day of interview

Hope this help.....
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07-13-06 - K1/K2 AOS/EAD sent
11-04-06 - 2 NOA's transfer to CSC
11-17-06 - "K1 APPROVED AOS" no interview

11-27-06 - "K1 - GREENCARD" rcvd.

01-23-07 - K2 GREENCARD rcvd.

08-20-08
- I-751 sent to Texas Service Center, transfer to VSC
08-26-08 - I-751 NOA1 & 1yr. Extension letter
09-18-08 - I-751 NOA2 - Biometrics Appointment Notice
03-11-09 - I-751 transfer from VSC to CSC!
05-13-09 - I-751 APPROVED
06-24-09 - card production ordered

08-20-09 - N400 - Citizenship Application
08-24-09 - NOA notice date
08-28-09 - NOA in mailbox
09-10-09 - email asking for more evidence
09-14-09 - Biometrics NOA date
09-18-09 - Biometrics Letter arrived in mailbox
10-09-09 - Biometrics Schedule
10-14-09 - Notice date of the yellow letter
10-30-09 - touched online for "testing & interview"
11-03-09 - IL received in mailbox
12-07-09 - "PASSED" Interview & it's my Hubby Bday too!
04-17-10 - Oath letter received in mailbox
05-14-10 - Judicial Oath atlast! in Atl

110 days - Application to Interview
158 days - Interview to Judicial Oath
268 days - Total processing days for my N400

#3 ~*Dorothy*~

~*Dorothy*~

    "Dream Crusher"



Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:44 PM

I'm still waiting....
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______________________________________________________________
Citizenship (N-400)

09/15/2009 - Application mailed to Texas Lockbox
09/17/2009 - Delivered to the Lockbox
09/21/2009 - Check cashed
09/24/2009 - NOA dated 9/18/09
09/26/2009 - RFE mailed out dated 9/25 (biometrics notice)
10/14/2009 - Biometrics completed
01/01/2010 - finally an update - awaiting interview letter
02/08/2010 - interview (Garden City, NY) -- PASSED
03/03/2010 - Oath Ceremony in Brooklyn
03/13/2010 - U.S. Passport in hand
DONE!!!


#4 Lansbury

Lansbury

    Annoying the whole planet - one person at a time



Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:07 PM

The yellow letter told me specifically that they want me to take specific documents to the interview which they had only generally mentioned in the white letter to take.

Hope that makes it clear, specifically the difference between the white and yellow letters. rolleyes.gif
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What to expect at the POE - WIKI entry

IR-1 Timeline IR-1 details in my timeline

N-400 Timeline
2009-08-21 Applied for US Citizenship
2009-08-28 NOA
2009-09-22 Biometrics appointment
2009-12-01 Interview - Approved
2009-12-02 Oath ceremony - now a US Citizen

#5 MsAnn

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 05:43 PM

In the timeline in my signature "Case Status Review" is the yellow letter. As you can see, I got letters from USCIS several days in a row. I think that this is very unusual and it happened to me because they canceled my initial interview.

I got "document checklists" (white letters??) with both my interview appointment letters.
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The above is not legal advice.
It is either from research or merely my opinion.


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#6 antda

antda

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  • Group: Members
  • Joined: 21 Jan 2007
  • Filed for: Other

Posted 08 November 2009 - 06:04 PM

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for posting your experiences about getting the N-400 interview-related letters... good.gif

It's interesting to know that some people get yellow letters, some people get white letters, and some people get both!

This is defintely helpful, indeed! Good to learn something new here on vj!....smile.gif

And now I understand more too, that...
yellow letter= specific to one's case
white letter = general to everyone

Hmm...I wonder what ultimately determines who gets what...Maybe it's the evidence or lack of evidence that one submits for the N-400 application?

Either way, hope that you all get interview letters. And to those who have their interview letters, good luck with your interview coming up.

And everyone, good luck with the rest of your journeys too.

Ant (Interview in 1-2 weeks..yikes!)
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**Ant's Posted ImagePosted Image "Once Upon An American Immigration Journey" Condensed Timeline...**

2000 (72+ Months) "Loved": Long-Distance Dating Relationship. D Visited Ant in Canada.
2006 (<1 Month) "Visited": Ant Visited D in America. B-2 Visa Port of Entry Interrogation.
2006 (<1 Month) "Married": Wedding Elopement. Husband & Wife, D and Ant !! Together Forever!
2006 ( 3 Months I-485 Wait) "Adjusted": 2-Years Green Card.
2007 ( 2 Months) "Numbered": SSN Card.
2007 (<1 Months) "Licensed": NYS 4-Years Driver's License.
2009 (10 Months I-751 Wait) "Removed": 10-Years 5-Months Green Card.
2009 ( 9 Months Baby Wait) "Expected": Baby. It's a Boy, Baby A !!! We Are Family, Ant+D+BabyA !
2009 ( 4 Months) "Moved": New House Constructed and Moved Into.
2009 ( 2 Months N-400 Wait) "Naturalized": US Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization. Goodbye USCIS!!!!
***Ant is a Naturalized American Citizen!!***: November 23, 2009 (Private Oath Ceremony: USCIS Office, Buffalo, NY, USA)
2009 (<1 Month) "Secured": US Citizen SSN Card.
2009 (<1 Month) "Enhanced": US Citizen NYS 8-Years Enhanced Driver's License. (in lieu of a US Passport)
2010 ( 1 Month) "Voted": US Citizen NYS Voter's Registration Card.

***~~~"The End...And the Americans, Ant+D+BabyA, lived 'Happily Ever After'!"...~~~***

#7 mbmw

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 08:20 PM

HI Ant

Actually things are not the same way around. You could see at my timeline what and when I get emails and the letter in my mailbox.

First, I got the email saying that they asked more evidence. Which everyone thought was "the Biometrics Letter Schedule" ... In my case I thought it is ...because after few weeks I got that email of RFE, I got my biometrics letter schedule. But after a few weeks again, I received "the yellow letter" only .... saying that they want the income tax returns original copies when I go to my interview. Though I don't have yet my interview schedule letter, so I wait few weeks again. Then I received an email that my case is forwarded to the DO for interview. Then I got my interview letter with the white paper of instructions and requirements to bring just in case.


NOA letter
Email RFE
Biometric Letter
RFE yellow letter
Email for interview
Interview Letter w/ white letter of instruction on the day of interview

Hope this help.....


This is exactly what happened in my case,

Today I had my Fingerprints, and when I got home I found the Yellow letter in my mailbox, I guess the next step is the White Letter.

I also had the RFE which turns out to be the Fingerprints I guess!!

Cool
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