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Biometrics over a month ago and nothing yet

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My case is very delayed if compared to the other people here on VJ who filed in April 2011 same office as me. All them either had interview or have it scheduled but me. :(

My application is based on 3 years marriage to USC.

Here are the dates:

Application sent: 04/02/11

Check cashed: 04/07/11

NOA: 04/06/11

FPrints: 05/23/11

My online status says: Initial Review, the date is April 25 2011 biometrics appointment letter was sent.

My husband and I called Immigration some weeks ago and she said there was nothing wrong with my application and we should just wait. A few days later I got a yellow letter requesting me to bring driver's license or state id to interview (the letter was not an interview appointment letter though). This letter was dated 06/15/2011.

I'm worried. Fp was done 45 days ago and NOA 3 months ago. My fingerprints has never been readable but I always received another appointment letter (didn't happen this time).

Has anybody had this same delay here? Any suggestions what to do? :help:

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the yellow letter is a good sign! That means they are processing your application. Although it feels strange that you are "singled out" in comparison with others at the same location, but it sometimes happens... why? it is USCIS!!!

Since we don't track the yellow letter on VJ, probably many people receive it and they mention it in between posts, so there is no way to compare dates. However, given that it was the 4th of July weekend, it could be that the officer overlooking your petition was on vacation... give it a little more time... I am sure you will hear something soon.

Oh - I believe the waiting time is 4 months, so you can schedule an infopass if an office is near by and try that route.

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I don't think you're delayed at all - getting the yellow letter is a good sign that your interview scheduling is imminent. I had to wait from March FPs until end of June to get an interview in July . You may want to check out the thread for the month you filed in to see other people's times.

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I got my interview letter over 3.5 months after the FP appointment and 2.5 months after the yellow letter. The whole process will most likely take about 7 months for me (and I'm being optimistic about the Oath date).

Believe me, you do not have any delay.

Edited by OKflyboy

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I applied N-400 2004/10/15, and got FP appointment at same time as NOA-1 for 2004/11/15. At FP, I was asked if I wanted to take the civics/English test to which I said yes--and passed. Nothing further happened until 2005/01/30, sometime after which I got an interview appointment letter for sometime in March 2005--and was finally naturalised 2005/04/25.

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Yes, they mentioned about the yellow letter. Some people received it before or after me. And soon after that they had their status changed and mine keeps saying this:

Last Updated Form Number

04/25/2011 N400 APPLICATION FOR NATURALIZATION

That date means when they sent me my biometrics appointment letter (which I did on May 23rd).

Maybe I'm just kinda frustrated and should stop looking at dates,

the yellow letter is a good sign! That means they are processing your application. Although it feels strange that you are "singled out" in comparison with others at the same location, but it sometimes happens... why? it is USCIS!!!

Since we don't track the yellow letter on VJ, probably many people receive it and they mention it in between posts, so there is no way to compare dates. However, given that it was the 4th of July weekend, it could be that the officer overlooking your petition was on vacation... give it a little more time... I am sure you will hear something soon.

Oh - I believe the waiting time is 4 months, so you can schedule an infopass if an office is near by and try that route.

Edited by Lisa and Phil

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I am also begining to be alert. I had my interview a month ago in Kansas City, MO. And still no appointment for Oath Cer. It says that a ceremony should take place within 45 days of recommended approval. And I have not even been scheduled.

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Yes, I'm with them. Everybody but me (from my office) has interview date or already had it. And same thing on the other office (i'm from April 2011 filers thread).

Wow you waited for months! How was it after that? More delays or was it faster then?

I don't think you're delayed at all - getting the yellow letter is a good sign that your interview scheduling is imminent. I had to wait from March FPs until end of June to get an interview in July . You may want to check out the thread for the month you filed in to see other people's times.

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Did you get approved or a decision could not be made?

I am also begining to be alert. I had my interview a month ago in Kansas City, MO. And still no appointment for Oath Cer. It says that a ceremony should take place within 45 days of recommended approval. And I have not even been scheduled.

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I applied N-400 2004/10/15, and got FP appointment at same time as NOA-1 for 2004/11/15. At FP, I was asked if I wanted to take the civics/English test to which I said yes--and passed. Nothing further happened until 2005/01/30, sometime after which I got an interview appointment letter for sometime in March 2005--and was finally naturalised 2005/04/25.

Wow that was a long wait! As I said my AOS sucked because it took so long (over a year) this is why I am worried.

I am also begining to be alert. I had my interview a month ago in Kansas City, MO. And still no appointment for Oath Cer. It says that a ceremony should take place within 45 days of recommended approval. And I have not even been scheduled.

Oh sorry I just saw it was recommended to approval.Did you contact them after that?

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I live 4 hours away from Kansas City, so the Infopass option is no good. And when I called USCIS in the past they were pretty helpless answering questions for your case in particular. They just read ####### off their monitors like robots. Sorry for the harsh words but that is true.

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And it is not that I am in a big rush to get my citizenship. I am not planning to enlist or serve on a jury, or vote in the near futute. My delivery due date is approaching and I don't feel like travelling to Kansas City with an infant.

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And it is not that I am in a big rush to get my citizenship. I am not planning to enlist or serve on a jury, or vote in the near futute. My delivery due date is approaching and I don't feel like travelling to Kansas City with an infant.

Still you could try calling them again and explain the situation.

My case keeps the same, didn't move one bit. :(

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